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: Peter Kim, 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. Peter Kim // Pastor
Pastor Peter Kim was born and raised in southern California, and served as a pastor in the United States from 2004 to 2010, when he began serving as a missionary in East Asia. Peter and his family moved to Taiwan in 2016. He is an ordained minister in the Missionary Church USA and received his education from the University of Southern California and from Talbot School of Theology. He and his wife Polly have three beautiful children. He is passionate about meeting people wherever they come from and loves hearing their stories. Peter began as Head Pastor in September, 2018.
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 Administrator in December 2014.
peter brown // Assistant pastor
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.