Meet Our Team

Prof. Dr. Stephen Lakkis

EM Pastor

2016christmasDr. Lakkis has been Pastor at the EM since 2014. Originally from Australia, he has experience serving several churches in various countries around the world, and has been glad to call Taipei home since 2007. Pastor Lakkis lives here together with his wife Sarah and two boys, Jude and Darius, who are all great helpers in the church community!

Pastor Lakkis’s experiences with many different denominations (including Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox traditions) makes him a great supporter of the wonderful richness of the church’s life and traditions. And his broad cultural background spans Asia, Europe and the Middle East. His pastoral focus is to help the EM to become:

  • an active community that is helping those in need,
  • a diverse community where questions are welcome, and
  • a community of all ages that celebrates life together.

A well-known figure in Taiwan’s religious communities and media, Pastor Lakkis holds a doctorate in Theology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and specializes in the beliefs and doctrines of the church, and in “public theology” — finding ways to link faith in practical ways with the world around us.

Besides pastoring the EM, he is also a professor of theology at the Tainan Theological College and Seminary, where he works to train Taiwan’s future church ministers. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the National Taiwan University School of Law, and a former Research Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. Since 2010 he has also been the director of the Center for Public Theology Taiwan.

In 2015, Pastor Lakkis was chosen to join a select global group of 35 researchers to work on a special project with the University of Chicago to enhance life for people around the world. His books include a co-edited German volume on ecumenism – Ökumene der Zukunft (Frankfurt, 2008) – and a book on science and religion, A New Hope: Wolfhart Pannenberg and the Natural Sciences on Time (London, 2014).

Yvette Pan

EM Secretary
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Do you have questions about any of the events or activities at the EM? Is there anything you need help with? Then come speak to Yvette, the EM’s secretary. She’s a friendly person who loves to help!

You can contact Yvette at the church office by calling (02) 2541-5390, or click the email button above to send her a message.

EM Office Hours:
Sundays: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays/Saturdays: Closed

Prof. Dr. Yi-Shan Su

EM Choir Conductor and Music Leader

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Dr. Yi-Shan Su received her Master of Music from Indiana University Bloomington, and her Doctor of Music Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts. She has been a pianist, choir conductor, and organist at Chi-Mei Baptist Church for many years, and we are very lucky to have her talents now with us at the EM!

When not leading music at the EM, Dr. Su teaches as an Assistant Professor at the Taosheng College of Sacred Music.

Harrison Chao

SCC Care Cell leader and Liturgy Team member

Harrison Chao is the leader of the “SCC” care cell, and also a member of our Liturgy Team.

The SCC is a great place to meet new friends, have lunch, and share thoughts about the Sunday sermon right after service. Join us on Sundays for lunch and fun in Room 702.

Email Harrison at mr.harryson@gmail.com

Susie Hong

"Chosen" Care Cell Group Co-Leader

Chosen - SusieSusie Hong is one of the co-leaders of the “Chosen” small group.

Chosen is a diverse group of friendly people of varying ages and English levels. But we share a common interest in having fun together, learning more about God’s word, and helping our relationship with God to grow. Chosen studies the Bible passage for the upcoming Sunday service. If you are interested in meeting friends, studying the Bible, practicing your English, or all of the above, please check out Chosen on Thursday nights at 7:30pm in the 7F cafe area.

Email Susie at m3susie@gmail.com

May Chao

"Chosen" Care Cell Group Co-Leader and Liturgy Team member

Chosen - MayMay Chao is one of the co-leaders of the “Chosen” small group.

Chosen is a diverse group of friendly people of varying ages and English levels. But we share a common interest in having fun together, learning more about God’s word, and helping our relationship with God to grow. Chosen studies the Bible passage for the upcoming Sunday service. If you are interested in meeting friends, studying the Bible, practicing your English, or all of the above, please check out Chosen on Thursday nights at 7:30pm in the 7F cafe area.

Email May at chaomay@gmail.co

Luc Lin

"Bethel" Small Group Leader

LucLinLuc is the leader of “Bethel”, our Friday night small group.

Bethel is a close-knit group of friendly people who gather on Friday nights. Most members are young professionals and we usually spend time singing and reading the Bible together. Besides our regular Fridays, we often organise fun activities on weekends, which help us strengthen our friendships. Since we aim to create family-like relationships, we meet at group member’s homes. If you are interested in joining us and building great relationships, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Email Luc at luc48kimo@gmail.com