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JCA 2018 Workshop Speaker

Jonathan Choi

DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH GLOBAL NETWORK AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

ygn.org.hk/en

Jonathan is the director of ministry development of Youth Global Network, a Christian youth organisation in Hong Kong with the mission of making a missional youth community. Youth Global Network, as well as Jonathan, is committed to gather, equip, and mobilise youth and youth workers to become a missional community with global perspective to deliver acts of justice and mercy with local impact. He has developed a multi-cultural community youth hub in Kam Tin, a suburban village prized for its rich cultural heritage and ethnic diversity.

Jonathan is also a clinical psychologist who has an extensive clinical experience in adolescents and family therapy. His focus is on youth addiction and trauma recovery. Since the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, he has been actively participating in the post-earthquake psychological rehabilitation work. He is dedicated to develop a holistic approach to transform the traumatised youth to become servant leaders in Sichuan. Jonathan has recently obtained his barista qualification and started a social enterprise café and coffee school in Hong Kong and Sichuan.

Jonathan studied clinical psychology and theology in Fuller Theological Seminary and obtained his Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.