Meet the Team

Get to know the people behind RE:NEW

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Dr. Agnes Ip, Founder & CEO

Dr. Agnes Ip is the Founder and President of Presence Quotient and a California licensed marriage and family therapist. She graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary and received her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University and Alliant International University (AIU). She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in multicultural community clinical psychology. In her earlier years, she was a church minister in Hong Kong and later served as a mental health therapist for government subsidized outpatient clinics. In recent years, Agnes has provided clinical guidance for marriage & family therapist trainees and interns from various universities.


Wicy Zhang

Wicy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated on photocommunications. She started out as a volunteer helping out with RE:NEW and is currently the Social Media Coordinator & Assistant Ministry Coordination. She enjoys music and serves at her church as a worship leader. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, coffee, journaling, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Tommy Chen

Tommy graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Business Administration:Computer Information Systems with a focus on application development. He is currently working as a contractor for RE:NEW as a Technical Project Specialist. In his spare time, he enjoys taking naps, watching tv shows/dramas, assisting friends with technical issues, and gaming or eating out with friends.

Rev. Theo Lai, RE:NEW Project Consultant

Theo has been an English ministry pastor in Los Angeles since 2007. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Capital Bible Seminary in Maryland. Through many years of serving as a volunteer youth worker and pastor he has developed a special love for students and enjoys guiding them on their faith journey during their formative years. Before ministry Theo was an accountant with the U.S. Government in Washington, DC. He is married to Vanessa who also serves at Presence. During his free time Theo enjoys playing hockey and following the Pittsburgh sports teams. He is currently serving at Grace Chinese Alliance Church in West Covina.


richard chung

Rev. Dr. Richard Chung, Advisor

Pastor Richard has been serving as a pastor since 1993, both in Los Angeles and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology with a dissertation on helping people resist sexual temptations and pornography.

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