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JCA 2018 Workshop Speaker

Samuel Chiu

MULTICULTURAL PROGRAMS DIRECTOR AT A ROCHA CANADA & EAST ASIA PROJECTS COORDINATOR AT A ROCHA INTERNATIONAL

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Formerly educated and worked in the urban planning profession, Samuel served as a pastor at a suburban Chinese church in Toronto, Canada, for almost a decade, later moved to Vancouver to study at Regent College in search of a deeper understanding about the intertwined relations between modern Christian faith and consumerism. There he met A Rocha, felt excited about Christians in Canada and around the world already getting involved in care for God’s creation, which is his long held passion, and subsequently joined the A Rocha Canada team in 2010, to reach out to the Asian communities in Canada. In 2012 he joined the international team part-time to coordinate A Rocha outreach project in the Asian-Pacific regions.

Augmenting his A Rocha work, Samuel is a licensed Official Worker with the C&MA in Canada, the denomination he has been associated with since the early 1990s, with a specific role to foster conversations and engagements on creation care within the denomination and beyond, both in Canada and internationally.