Director of SEAC
Ken Sem Kong has served God for over 10 years in Youth Ministry, Regional Director, Prayer Ministry, and Church Planting. He has been a part of the community of Long Beach, CA healing process with its racial tension between Hispanic and Cambodians. As of October 12, 2007 he took a leap of faith into full time ministry. And as of August 4th, 2008 Ken Kong came on staff with The Navigators serving the Southeast Asian community as Director of SEAC, discipling young men in Long Beach, facilitating short term missions to Southeast Asia, and serving the Southeast Asian community in North America
His passion includes: The Lakers (Go LA!!), prayer, and God.
James Choung seeks to empower rising generations of Kingdom world-changers. To this end, he currently serves as national director of InterVarsity Asian American Ministries. He is also author of True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In and its companion booklet, Based on a True Story (both InterVarsity Press, 2008), which both illustrate how to present Jesus’ central message in a way that makes sense to people today. He teaches at Bethel Seminary San Diego on leadership development and evangelism, and speaks frequently at churches and conferences. His work has been featured in many publications, including Christianity Today and Leadership Journal.
James wrote his D. Min. dissertation on postmodern leadership development at Fuller Theological Seminary, received his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and studied management science and marketing at MIT. He is a licensed pastor with the Vineyard USA, and has been on the pastoral staff of a Boston-area urban church plantand of a megachurch in Seoul, Korea. He has also led worship at national conferences, and has served on boards for higher education and an overseas business startup. For fun, he likes to travel with his wife, tease his two sons, play board games with his buddies, hit some jazzy chords on the keys, enjoy Los Angeles’ endless summer, and swing a racket in hopes of playing something like tennis. He blogs irregularly at www.jameschoung.net.
Serving in Southeast Asia with OMF International
Tony’s parents came to the U.S. from Southeast Asia as refugees. He was born into a Buddhist family and at 15, turned from gangs and surrendered to Jesus. He has never been the same since. From the streets of San Diego to the jungles of a Southeast Asia, Tony’s passion is to see God’s named glorified amongst the marginalized and unreached people groups of the world. Tony and his wife (along with two beautiful daughters) currently serve as Church-planters in a restricted Southeast Asian country where they have lived for over four years doing both business and development. In that time God has allowed them to see the start of the very first Church amongst an unreached people group in that country … so the work is just beginning. They believe that Asian Americans have a unique role to play in missions today and desire to mobilize hundreds more to engage in pioneering work.
“A simple, ordinary girl that has witnessed many amazing things God has done. From the beautiful state of North Carolina, Mydur grew up in a small town with big dreams. These dreams have taken her to gain experience working with non-profit organizations, traveling, and the heartaches and triumphs of ministry. Her heart is geared towards but is not limited to the Hmong, a hill-tribe minority group who have endured through harsh circumstances and who continue to struggle in building on a firm foundation with limited resources. She obtained her M.A. Intercultural Studies from Biola University and her B.A. Bible and Religion from Montreat College. Approximately two years were also spent in volunteer work in Thailand. Mydur currently serves as a certified Christian worker of Holy Trinity Christian Church, equipping and engaging leaders and laymen alike in the study and application of God’s Word.”