Leaders & Staff
Jesus is Lord of His church. Underneath the guidance of Jesus are leaders who are specially called to shepherd the sheep and serve the church.
Elders are responsible for the church's governance and spiritual oversight. Our elders are: Dennis Brown, Alan Fiol, and David MacRaild.
Deacons are responsible for meeting the physical needs of the congregation and for managing the church's resources. Our Deacons are: Madalitso Khwepeya, David Morton, Jason Ou Yang, Stephen Tsai, and Donna Warren.
Rev. Dennis Brown // Pastor
Pastor Dennis has served two congregations in the United States for 28 years. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America. Most recently he served in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and worked with a church planting network that planted churches in the region. Previously he worked in missions in India and Southeast Asia. He has received his education from the University of Minnesota and Reformed Theological Seminary. He is married to his wife Kay and has three married daughters.
ANNA FURNESS // Administrator & Children's Ministry director
Anna Furness is from Queensland, Australia and has lived in Taiwan for 17 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Chinese Mandarin and Public Relations. She is married to Steve and they have two young daughters. Anna started as Children's Ministry Director and Admin Assistant in December 2014.
peter brown // Community Group Coordinator
Peter Brown is from New York City. He completed a degree in Theater at Earlham College, and an M. Div. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. At seminary, he also met his wife, Chang Chang-Hui ("Grace"), a native of Taipei. Together, they have lived in Taipei since the spring of 2015, and attended Friendship since that summer. Peter has taught high-school English and Bible at Grace Christian Academy in Taipei, and began working on staff at Friendship in January 2017.