Covenant Fellowship Leadership Team
Pastor Kenneth Hwang was born in Korea but moved to the states at a very young age. After growing up predominantly in Connecticut (GO UCONN!), he went to college at Tufts University. During his sophomore year, he was called into the ministry and graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity in 2002. Since then, he has served in churches all over the East Coast and was ordained in 2009. He came to serve at EBCC in October 2015.
Ken has been married to his beautiful wife Jeanyoung for over 10 years and they have a wonderful son named Theo. He loves music, working out, and getting to know people of all different backgrounds and walks of life.
Gloria Wu began to follow Jesus as a truth seeker and received her spiritual birth at EBCC in 1999. She has served in the youth ministry since 2009. She currently is responsible for Bible Study classes on Sundays with the middle schoolers.
Gloria is a Human Resources professional at Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City. She holds a master’s degree in urban policies from Brooklyn College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Baruch College.
Gloria lives in Fort Lee and enjoys watching movies and TV crime shows like Blue Bloods, reading, and listening to music.
Michael Shum has lived and worked in the NY/NJ area for his whole life. He currently teaches high school in Manhattan, and lives in Fort Lee. He has attended EBCC since its founding in 1994, and is very thankful for its growth, especially in the English Ministry. He is one of the deacons of the church, and also serves as an instructor for the young adult group. Mike got married to his wife, Echo, two years ago, and they were both amazed at the support from the church during that time.
Mike likes to be a participant and a spectator of most sporting events, no matter the size, scope, or scale, including the annual EBCC Ping Pong Tournament, for which Mike is the EM coordinator, even though they seem to lose every year to the CM. Mike also likes to take road trips of 2000+ miles. He has done five such trips so far, and they help him clear his mind of negative things, like losing the annual Ping Pong Tournament.
Theresa Wan spent the first eight years of her life in Taiwan before moving to NJ with her parents and sister. She grew up attending Catholic church but didn't accept Christ as her Lord and Savior until her sophomore year at UPenn. After graduating college, she worked and lived in NYC for several years before moving back to NJ in 2008 and became a part of the EBCC church family. In addition to serving on the leadership team of the English Ministry, Theresa is also Coordinator for the children's ministry ages 0-4.
She and her husband, Jackson, have a son and a daughter, and they enjoy hosting fellowship gatherings together in their home. Theresa spends most of her time with her kids and as a financial planner for families in the NY/NJ area. She also loves event planning, hanging out at coffee shops and catching up with friends over a meal.
Jackson Wan was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the US with his family when he was 9. He grew up in Closter and attended Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest. Then went on to college and graduate school at Rutgers University and UMDNJ, respectively. He currently works at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the Health Informatics department.
He has been attending EBCC since 1994 and was one of the early members of the English Ministry. Through the years he's served as Bible study leader, worship team member, and Sunday school teacher. Today, he serves as deacon and coordinates events, catering, and the Covenant Fellowship website.
He is married to his wonderful wife, Theresa, and they have two young children. Jackson enjoys traveling, eating out, movies, and sports.
Sharon Chen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in a Christian household. She accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior in her early teens and was baptized when she was 13. In 2007, she moved to the United States with her parents and younger sister, Lisa. She attended Tenafly High school and subsequently, Lafayette College. She currently works as a paralegal in an immigration law firm in New York City. She joined EBCC in 2008 with her family and throughout her time here, she helped teach Sunday School and served in the first few Vacation Bible Studies. She currently serves in the youth Sunday School and on the Worship Team.
When she is not hanging out with her dog, Milo, she likes to read historical fiction, brush up on her French, go jogging, and watch movies with her sister.
Justin Wang is a freshman at The U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He was raised in a Christian family and actively attends East Bergen Christian Church. Justin was baptized in 2015 and then called to become a leader at EBCC. He helps lead praise and teaches kids in the Starlight Ministry. He was also a leader for Harvesters (student-run Christian club) in Northern Valley Demarest High School.
Justin was born and raised in New Jersey. He loves meeting new people, listening to music, playing sports, eating with friends, and traveling to foreign places.
Kevin Chen was born in Missouri and moved to the East Coast with the rest of his family at the age of 5. A year later, his mother introduced him and his sister to the family of God at EBCC shortly after discovering her own faith. Kevin, now a sophomore at Stonybrook University, is a member of the praise team here at Covenant Fellowship and also a student-leader at his campus ministry.
Since leaving Missouri, Kevin has lived in Edgewater, Fort Lee, Tenafly, and now back in Fort Lee. Outside of school, Kevin enjoys playing basketball, practicing guitar, and reading.
Brian Zhang grew up in Mahwah where he graduated high school and went on to N.J.I.T., in Newark, where he completed his architectural program in 2017. Brian loves building design and project management, leading him to his current position as coordinator for a commercial contracting firm in Ramsey. On Sundays, when he is not too busy keeping track of how many cousins are at the church, Brian coordinates our community service and other activities, especially for the young adults. He is also involved each summer with the Vacation Bible School.
On his spare time Brian loves to play and watch basketball, and he enjoys just a simple hangout with friends like going out to eat and catching a movie.