Balex’s family immigrated from Hong Kong to California in 1972. He graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. degree in Biology, and obtained his teaching credential in 1984. After teaching in a high school for 7 years, he followed God’s calling and went to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena for his Master of Divinity degree in 1991. He returned to North Valley CCIC in 1995 and since then has served as full-time minister in the Mandarin congregation in charge of worship, choir, and bible training. In September 2009 he led a group of coworkers to plant a church in Tri Valley. At leisure he enjoys hiking, cooking, movies and travel.
Miles was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. He married Meiyin Chen at end of 1985. Soon after they came to US and studied at the University of Georgia, Athens. During graduate school, they joined a Bible study fellowship. Together they accepted Christ and were baptized in 1988. After graduation, the family moved to California and attended CCIC-NV. For many years Miles has served as worship leader and choir member. He and Meiyin also devoted in children and AWANA ministry. Currently in Tri Valley, Miles oversees the adult worship and he also serves in AWANA. Miles and Meiyin have a son (Franklin) and a daughter (Joy). In spare time he enjoys sports and photography.
Elder Larry Siu was born and raised in Zhongshan city, Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. He immigrated to the United States when he was 22, and received his education in the US. Larry has been working in the Silicon Valley as a computer engineer since the mid 80s. He and his wife Louise, their two adult children Joshua and Jason, reside in south San Francisco Bay. Larry was baptized in 1995. He was called to enter seminary training in 2008. While continuing his job, he has pursued his theology study since. 2009, in response to the Lord's calling, Larry was commissioned by the Elders of Chinese Church In Christ, North Valley (mother church) to plant a new church in the Pleasanton Tri Valley area. Currently, Larry oversees the church's education and caring ministries. 2013, in response to the Lord's calling, Larry left his 30 years engineering career and continue pursuing his seminary theology Master degree at Christian Leadership Institution. He was graduated June 2014. 2015, in response to the Lord's calling, his family moved to Pleasanton Tri Valley area where his family can serve the brothers and sisters more effectively.
Ivy was born and raised in Hong Kong. She was baptized in 1971. She graduated from Taiwan National Cheng Chi University with a BS degree in Journalism. She met her husband Hudson Chan in university, and they immigrated to California in 1994. Since then they both attended and served CCIC, North Valley. In 2009, Ivy and Hudson responded to the Lord's calling to plant a new church in the Tri Valley area together with some families from the mother church. Ivy works as a software engineer in Silicon Valley Software Company. In her leisure, she loves to swim, do handicraft and read books.
Madeline was born and raised in Singapore. She accepted Christ during her junior years and attended Zion Presbyterian Church. Madeline migrated to Silicon Valley in 1998 because of work and has been attending CCIC-NV since then. In May of 2009, she responded to God’s calling to join the church planting at CCIC Tri Valley. She was invited by the elders to become core group member and serves in Finance and General Administration. Her life motto is: “I love, I serve, I run.”
Nanhai came from Zhangzhou, Fujian. He is married to Yumei and has three sons, Oliver, Curtis and Ethan. The couple got baptized at Guelph Alliance Church in 1998. The family started to attend CCIC North Valley after moving from Canada to the Bay Area. Nanhai participated in the church planting of CCIC Tri-Valley and currently in charge of Home Group ministry, and his wife Yumei serves in children and sister ministries.
Huang Xia grew up in Jiang Xi, China. She met her husband Zunde Yang in the university. They came to U.S. in 1991,Thanksgiving Eve, and heard the gospel for the very first time. Before Christmas of 1994, she was baptized in Wycott Chinese Witness Church, New Jersey, and her husband was baptized a year later in CCFC, Chicago. Their family moved to Silicon Valley at the end of 1996, began attending North Valley CCIC where she started to serve in Sunday School. In 2009 her family went to support the planting of Tri Valley CCIC, where she heads the Adult Sunday School ministry. She also leads Sister Fellowship, and regularly shares gospel message to Elderly Fellowship. Huang Xia, Zunde and their two sons reside in Fremont. She jocks every morning and hikes every weekend. Her greatest enjoyment is to read and meditate on spiritual books and God's Word. She always enjoy nature and family meals.
Born in China, George immigrated to US in 1989. He accepted Christ and was baptized in 1991. His wife Starry also came from China. She became a Christian in 1999. George and Starry met here in US. They married in 2000 and have three kids, Luke, Timothy and James. George is a physical therapist. His family started attending CCIC-TV in 2011. George is involved in newcomers' caring, as well as choir, ushering, and adult Sunday school. Starry is involved in children Sunday school and sisters' fellowship. At his leisure, George enjoys sports, photography and cooking.