Our friends and mission partner
Along with the program and event development of Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, we are grateful to have established strong friendships with other churches, organizations, and facilitators. We are happy to be able to share resources, learn from each other, and more importantly help more of our brothers and sisters, as well as neighbors.
Areopagos is a Christian organization in Norway and Denmark, which dedicated to Christian spirituality, interfaith, and intercultural dialogue and religious practices work, advocating the unity of believers and sharing the love of Christ with people of different beliefs. Since the very inception, Areopagos has supported our work and has been an important mission partner to the Centre.
Tao Fong Shan Service Unit is in charge of building management and facilities rental for general public, believers, churches and its members for retreat and other spiritual purposes. It also provides support servics to the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre (TFSCC) and the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies (ISCS).
The Institute of Sino-Christian Studies (ISCS) promotes localization of Christianity for Chinese culture, dialogue between Christianity and Chinese religions, and enrichment of Chinese culture through studies on Sino-Christian theology.
Lutheran Theological Seminary owns a rich history of theological traditions. Formerly known as the reputable regional seminary for South-east Asia, the Seminary was founded in 1913 in Shekou, Hubei, China (near Hankou), and served the Lutheran Church in China. By the end of 1948, it moved to Hong Kong due to the Chinese Civil War, and subsequently became the theological education agency of the ELCHK.
Rev. Ole Skjerbæk Madsen
Endorsed by our mission partner Areopagos, Reverend Ole Skjerbæk Madsen is the founder of Christfulness, which invites people to have a deeper life in Christ. Ole spends his time partly in Hong Kong and leading his ministry at TFSCC, and partly in Denmark. Prior to Hong Kong, he graduated from University of Copenhagen with a Master’s degree in Divinity and has been a reverend since at Areopagos.
Reverend Dr. Lau Man Leung, Philze
As a Chinese culture enthusiast, Rev. Philze graduated from Hong Kong Shue Yan University with a B.A. degree in Chinese language. He was called to advocate spirituality ministry and later founded the Life Gospel with the help of a few experienced pastors, which is committed to promote spiritual intimacy with God to believers. In 2000, Rev. Philze came to Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre to study for Dr. P.C. Tam, Ekman’s Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction, followed by a master’s and doctorate in divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Reverend Dr. Chan Shing Tung, Johnathan
As the director of the Spirituality ministry at Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, Rev. Johnathan graduated from McGill University in Canada with a B.S. degree, followed by a Master of Divinity from the China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong and graduate diploma in spiritual formation and spiritual direction from Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre through which he obtained a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spiritual Direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF).
Reverend Dr. Robinson Leung
After graduated from Northcote College of Education and University of Birmingham with a PGDE and degree in Philosophy of Education, and teaching at primary and secondary schools for many years, Rev. Robinson was called by God. He studied at China Graduate School of Theology, Haggai Institute, Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, and Lutheran Theological Seminary for further study and received his MDiv (Counselling), a graduate diploma in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction, and DMin with a concentration in Spiritual Direction. Prior to serving as a Spiritual Director at Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, Rev. Robinson provides pastoral care at Tai Wai Church Kowloon Tong Alliance Church, Shatin Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and Church of Living Grace – Cheung Sha Wan for many years before he retired in 2007.
Mr. Ye Wan Shou
Mr. Ye Wan-shou is a guest spiritual director of Tao Fong Shan Christian, he is also the founder of Innerspace Counseling Service, a fellow and clinical supervisor of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association Limited (HKPCA), MBTI Step I & II, Enneagram & NLP trainer, as well as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy(AEDP I, II, and III) trainer.”
Reverend Chan Kwok Kuen, Patrick
Rev. Patrick is the director of The Tao in the world Limited and Lutheran Theological Seminary professor emeritus.
Brother Ng Wei Lit, William
Brother William is Friar at Franciscans, he held a bachelor degree in Environmental Studies (urban planning) from University of Waterloo, Canada; master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Divinity and Arts in Religion from University of Edinburgh, Fu Jen Catholic University, and Yale Divinity School; an education diploma from Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 1998, he has been working with different congregations, religious groups, and parishes to host art-based spiritual guidance, workshops, retreats, and more.
Reverend Dr. Bill C. Noble
Rev. Bill C. Noble is a licensed psychoanalyst and the priest-in-charge at St. James’ Episcopal Church, New Jersey, USA. He is a spiritual director and psychoanalyst in private practice and specializes in PTSD and integration of religious and spirituality into psychotherapy.
Sister Agnes Lee
Sister Agnes is a spiritual director at the the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God (S.M.I.C.) in Tainan, Taiwan. She spends many years practicing Chinese Christian Spirituality.
Dr. Celia Kourie
The University of South Africa professor emeritus is also a guest Professor at St. Augustine College of SA. She specializes in Eastern and Western Mysticism amd Carmelite mysticism.
Sister Chen, Maria Stella
Sister Agnes is a sister at the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God (S.M.I.C.) in Taiwan. She practices Chinese Christian Spirituality for many years.
Dr. Evelyn E. Whitehead and Dr. James D. Whitehead
Dr. Evelyn and Dr. James are pastoral care consultants. Their works include Shadows of the Heart, Holy Eros and so on.
Father Charles Cummings, O.C.S.O.
Father Charles was a Trappist-Cistercian monk and priest of Holy Trinity Abbey, Huntsville, Utah. He authored Monastic Practices and Songs of Freedom: The Psalter as a School of Prayer. For 7 years, he was an editor of Cistercian Studies Quarterly (CSQ). Fr. Charles Cummings passed away on January 15, 2020.
Father Julio Giulietti, S.J.
Father Julio is a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Prior to assuming this role, he founded the Loyola Vietnam Center, the educational enterprise of Loyola University Chicago in Vietnam. Previously served as president of Wheeling Jesuit University, as a member of the faculty at Boston College and director of its Center for Ignatian Spirituality, and as director of Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development. Fr. Julio has had extensive experience in counselling and spiritual direction, he has lectured on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius all over the world.
Dr. Brita Gill-Austern
Dr. Brita is a professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology at Andover Newton Theological School.
Dr. Lisa Cataldo
Dr. Lisa is an assistant professor of pastoral mental health counselling and clinical director at the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. She also serves as faculty and supervisor at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute.
Reverend Dr. Alan W. Jones, OBE
Rev. Dr. Alan is Dean Emeritus at Grace Cathedral of San Francisco, California, and Honorary Canon of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres. He received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2002. He is also a former professor of Ascetic Theology at the General Theological Seminary in New York. Some of his published works include Exploring Spiritual Direction, Soul Making: The Desert Way of Spirituality, Reimaging Christianity, Seasons of Grace, etc.
Dr. Chan H.T., Abraham
Dr. Abraham’s expertise centres on history of Christian Spirituality, with a focus on Augustinian spirituality. He also studies and practices
contextual spirituality and interfaith dialogue.
Dr. Chelsea Wakefield
Dr. Chelsea is a psychotherapist, sex therapist, spiritual counselor, writer, and workshop leader. Her published works include
Negotiating the Inner Peace Treaty, In Search of Aphrodite: Women, Archetypes and Sex Therapy.
Dr. Margaret Benefiel
Dr. Benefiel is the Executive Director of the Shalem Institute, she has served as Chair of the Academy of Management’s Management, Spirituality, and Religion Group. She also serves as Co-chair of the Christian Spirituality Group of the American Academy of Religion, and has held various leadership roles in Spiritual Directors International. She is also the author of Soul at Work and The Soul of a Leader, and co-editor of The Soul of Supervision. Prior to Shalem Institure, she was a soulful leadership professor at Andover Newton Theological School.
Ms. Chen Yun-lin
Ms. Chen Yun-lin is the Secretary General of Christian Aesthetic Life Care Association. In recent years, the Association actively promotes “storytelling for adults” and “aesthetics of life”.
We are excited to invite you to join our volunteer team to help us maintain the beautiful natural environment and Tao Fong Shan’s historic buildings and spiritual facilities, or use your expertise to help our ministries: Spirituality, Art, Bridge and Dialogue, or other administrative work. Your participation helps Tao Fong Shan continue benefiting our visitors. Let us work together to serve God and serve the people.
Required length of service:
18 years old
Volunteer has Hong Kong citizens and be at least 18 years of age
Customer Service Assistant (part-time)
The customer service assistant will welcome visitors to the Art Shop, sell souvenirs or products, provide information about Tao Fong Shan, and other administrative tasks as assigned by the administrative manager.
Collaborate with us
Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre has always been committed to serving the brothers, sisters, and our community by creating resources such as guided meditation videos, events, and workshops. If you are interested in working with us, please reach out and the enquiry will be referred to the relevant ministry and staff.