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, David MacRaild, and Kalan Spencer.
Deacons are responsible for meeting the physical needs of the congregation and for managing the church's resources. Our Deacons are: Eline Liu, Madalitso Khwepeya, Jason Ou Yang, Jesse Turk 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.
peter brown // director of community life
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, a native of Taipei. Together, they have lived in Taipei since the spring of 2015, and attended Friendship since that summer. Prior to joining the staff at Friendship, Peter taught high-school English at Grace Christian Academy in Taipei. In his free time, he enjoys studying the Bible, watching the occasional movie, and keeping up with friends and family in the U.S. through the magic of the Internet. Peter began working as Director of Community Life in January 2017.
ANNA FURNESS // Children's Ministry director and Administrative Assistant
Anna Furness is from Queensland, Australia and has lived in Taiwan for 16 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Chinese Mandarin and Public Relations. She is married and has two daughters. Anna started as Children's Ministry Director and Admin Assistant in December 2014.