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Wen-Yau HSIEH | Senior Pastor
Pastor Hsieh has been Senior Pastor of CCIC since 2009.

Born in Hsinchu, Taiwan, he graduated from National Tsing Hua University with a degree in mathematics before heading to the US for graduate work in 1978: first at the City College of New York for his Masters, and then to the New York Polytechnic University (now NYU Polytech) for his PhD - both in computer science. He and his family eventually settled in New Jersey for twenty something years, where he worked at Bell Labs/Bellcore/Telcordia for 25 years.

In 2005, Wen responded to the calling from God, quit his job, and moved to Chicago for seminary at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he eventually earned his MDiv.

He is married to his wife Emily (a Cornell food scientist alum and now prolific baker). They have two grown kids, Jonathan and Connie - both grads of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 

Ed JIANG | English Pastor
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pastor Ed immigrated to the US when he was 15. He became a Christian in Pittsburgh while in high school. Later, he majored in Computer Engineering at The Penn State University and worked in the telecommunication industry (not unlike Pastor Hsieh) near Boston after graduating. While working, he served at his local church (Chinese Bible Church of Greater Lowell) as a youth counselor, where he felt the tug to go into full-time ministry.

In 2003, Ed started formal ministry training at Westminster Theological Seminary. Having the conviction that the gospel is meant to change people from the inside out, he chose the MDiv Counseling track. After graduating from seminary in 2007, Ed served as the English/International pastor at his home church, Pittsburgh Chinese Church Oakland, until 2011.

Ed is married to his wife, Pin-Hsi, who became a Christian at CCIC while studying at UI for her Master’s, and who is now working on her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. Together, they have a son, Apollos, and a daughter, Zoe.

When Ed is free, he enjoys watching movies, the Steelers, listening and playing music, listening to NPR, eating and cooking, and doing all the above with friends (and enemies who don't even like the Steelers).