Current AACF Staff
Thomas Chen is thrilled to be a part of this team of AACF campus ministers, whom he has always looked up to since his college years. Thomas was a part of AACF at UCLA from 1995-1999, where he had the privilege of being in Body Life, starting the Salt ‘N Light (SNL) drama ministry, and serving on Core. Leading in AACF helped equip him for a life of ministry beyond college. After graduating and getting his M.Div. from Talbot School of Theology, Thomas moved back home to the Bay Area and served as a pastor to youth from 2002-2009 and then at a church plant from 2009-2018. He and his wife Esther have two outgoing children – Corey and Corinne. In 2018, God guided his family to move in faith to Seattle. Through God’s amazing providence, Thomas now gets to serve in this life-giving ministry of empowering college students at the UW AACF. Thomas enjoys watching movies, eating, drinking DIY boba, emceeing, hosting, quizmastering bar trivia nights as a side gig, and engaging the world with Christ’s love. Thomas is loving campus ministry and still can’t believe how God has guided him back to AACF.
Derrick Ching is a Sacramento native who attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for his undergrad. He earned his BS in Industrial Engineering in 2015. During his 5+ years of attendance, he attended a college campus ministry called Chinese Christian Fellowship where he led Bible Study and was a member of the core ministry team. It was there he learned about spiritual leadership, discipleship, evangelism, and other facets of the Christian faith. His (super) senior year, he moved to Irvine for an internship in the summer of 2014. It was during this time, he had the opportunity to meet a number of then-current AACF members from the Irvine chapter. Although 3 years had passed, it was through those friendships that he learned more about AACF and eventually made a decision to join AACF as a volunteer staffer. When not involved with his church in Costa Mesa, Berean Community Church, he enjoys baking when its cool, working & eating out, managing his humble collection of shoes, playing tennis, and hooping. Derrick is a campus minister at UC Irvine.
Bruce Chow has been a volunteer AACF campus minister for over 28 years and is currently staffing at UCLA. He has a special interest in small group facilitation and teaches the subject at the AACF Leadership Training Conference. His day vocation is working as a Civil/Environmental engineer specializing in large water infrastructure projects such as drinking water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants. He also has a side interest in photography which he utilizes as a ministry to the students that he works with.
Melanie Mar Chow is grateful to AACF for the time served as a student leader at the University of Washington. God continues to use her willingness almost more than her giftedness. She first began serving in 1987 as a volunteer, then moved to a paid position in 1989. She completed her MDiv in 1993 and was ordained in 2004 to continue serving AACF. Married to Bruce, and co-parent of Chloe, she willingly shares her love for Disney, watching basketball, recycling, and cooking for large groups. She currently serves as the Manager of Special Projects and Accounting and the campus minister for AACF at UC Santa Barbara.
Ashley Donald graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2009 with her B.A. in English Education and received her Single Subject Credential in 2011. She was active in AACF throughout college and has served in multiple leadership roles. A seed was planted in her early on in her college career. After graduating, through her love for the ministry, Ashley became a volunteer campus minister at CSULB where she has served since 2010. She currently works as a substitute teacher while hopefully landing a full-time teaching career in the near future. Ashley is active at her home church working with the Middle School Ministry and Young Adult Ministry. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, scrapbooking, drinking tea, and watching hockey.
Evelyn (Fan) Encarnacion has been with AACF as a volunteer staff at UC San Diego since 1999. UCSD was her alma mater and she felt called to give back to the ministry that allowed her to grow in her walk.When not discipling girls, large group meetings, or working with the core group – Evelyn works full time as a Systems Test Engineer. Evelyn lives in San Diego with her husband Noel, and dog Romeo. In her free time she enjoys traveling, eating, cooking, and crafts.
Dave Fong has been involved with AACF since 1986 while an undergrad at UC Berkeley. He first got involved as a student, eventually serving as a student leader. After graduating from Cal, Dave went on join staff as a volunteer while working briefly as an engineer in 1991. While serving as volunteer, God affirmed Dave’s calling to full-time ministry, specifically to the campus, which is where he’s been happily serving ever since. Dave is married to his one true love, Susana, and they have 2 children, Caris and Dylan. Cycling back and forth to campus and perfecting his home barista technique helps keep Dave sane, relatively speaking.
Larry Honda feels blessed to be a new staff volunteer for AACF. He has assisted in the forming of a new chapter at Fresno State College in Fall, 2019, and can see God at work before his eyes.
Larry comes to AACF following a career as a school band director and music teacher that spanned kindergarten through the university level. He is retired after a twenty-year career teaching at Fresno City College. He also is a woodwind performer, playing the saxophone, flute, and clarinet in orchestras, shows, and bands in the Fresno area.
Betty Kang graduated from UC Irvine in 2005 w/ her B.S in Applied Ecology with a minor in Epidemiology and Public Health. She was active all 5 yrs in AACF serving in multiple roles as a student leader. Eventually she pursued grad school earning her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2010, completing the Kaiser Permanente’s Orthopaedic Residency in 2014, becoming a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2015, and completing Kaiser’s Sports/Orthopaedic Manual Fellowship in 2016. You can obviously tell how passionate she is, being a Physical Therapist to all her South Bay region patients. The Lord eventually opened the door for Betty to serve on staff as a volunteer campus minister for AACF @ UC Irvine in which she enjoys being able to encourage and pray with and just plain share life-on-life with the students at UCI. During her free time, while chillin’ with her fellow AACF kiddoes, she enjoys taking advantage of her youthful looks by playing it off like she’s a 3rd year transfer student and messin’ with her college kids. For reals though, during her spare time Betty enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, running, drinking coffee, and playing mindless games like Tsum Tsum and Pokémon Go.
Kyle Koshimizu graduated from CSULB in 2019 as a communication studies major. He joined AACF as a student in his sophomore year and gradually became more involved. Kyle was provided many different opportunities to serve which included leading small group, worship, event coordinating and core leadership. Through AACF, he had the opportunity to go on missions to Japan in 2019 and there he felt the Lord calling him into ministry. Kyle wanted to have a higher capacity to be able to serve others and to see fruit being born in their lives. Kyle is a support raised staff and serves as the Operations Manager for AACF and as a campus minister at USC.
Jasmine Liu graduated from the University of Washington in 2011 with a BS in Civil Engineering. She was also an active member of AACF, and served in many roles as a student leader. Since graduation, Jasmine has been working at Dassault Systemes, a company that specializes in software solutions for CAD design and engineering. She is also a part time student, pursuing her MS in Civil Engineering at UW. After serving in high school ministry for several years, Jasmine felt the call to return to AACF, and joined as a volunteer staff in 2017. In her spare time, she also enjoys playing volleyball, sewing stuffed animals, and sharing good food and conversations with friends. Jasmine is currently staffing at UW Bothell.
Jon Liu graduated from UCSD in 2007 with a BS in Management Science. And during serve in various ministries with AACF as a student leader. Because of those experiences with ministry, he knew that God called him to vocational ministry. After graduating, Jon attended Bethel Seminary in San Diego where he obtained his M. Div. He simultaneously volunteered as a campus minister for UCSD and served as a Youth Pastor for church plants in San Diego. In 2015 Jon felt God calling him to serve as the AACF Director. And he answered God’s call. Jon now lives in Los Angeles, CA with his beautiful wife and son, Kylie and Elijah. He continues to serve as the AACF director. One of his passions is pioneering AACF chapters and creating partnerships as a catalyst to proclaim the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Kylie Liu graduated with a BA in Human Development in 2013 from UCSD where she was blessed to serve and be a part of the AACF community. She continued there as an AACF resource the following year while studying to gain credentials in Multiple Subject teaching and Special Education. After moving back to Culver City in 2015, where she grew up, Kylie began teaching elementary students full time. In 2016, she married Jon Liu and supported his AACF ministry at USC. She is excited to return to USC as a volunteer campus minister and to work a group of exceptionally driven individuals. When not in the classroom or on the college campus, Kylie enjoys going for walks, spending time with family, and indulging in any dessert.
Nicole Mori – CSUN Campus Minister
Arnie Ong graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he served as a student leader. Joined AACF Staff in 1998 and has served on the campuses of San Francisco State University and UC Santa Cruz. Arnie is currently serving on the campus of SF State (again). In order to pay the bills, Arnie works in the high-tech industry as an Engineering Technician but his real job is to play with and do life with college students. He literally loves his work! In his spare time he loves to kill fish, cook, cook fish sometimes in that order…
Mark Quan’s involvement with AACF began as an undergraduate student at UCLA and then a graduate student at Stanford. 1998, Mark became a volunteer campus minister at UCSD while maintaining a career in the electric industry providing consulting services to utilities throughout North America. Mark lives a busy life with his wife, Anna and two sons, Alex and Joshua. When time allows, you’ll find Mark cycling, running, swimming, travelling, golfing, parenting, and recovering.
Victor Quon is the AACF Director of Strategic Relations and the Campus Minister at San Jose State University and the University of the Pacific. He is a M.Div. graduate of Bethel West Theological Seminary and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Portland Seminary. Victor has been involved in student ministry for over 35 years and spent part of that time as a volunteer AACF staffer from 1984-92. He then re-joined AACF as a paid campus minister in 2007. He and his wife Jennie have been married for over 30 years and have three young adult children – Enoch, Naomi and Austin. Victor spends his free time studying coffee, chocolate donuts & Mountain Dew. He also enjoys watching Columbo and Monk and solving sudoku puzzles. Victor is a loyal fan of the San Diego Padres and San Diego State Aztecs. His favorite Scripture verse is 2 Timothy 1:7 – For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Janet Reksoatmodjo attended UC Irvine and UC Davis in the 80s, and served as a student leader for AACF on both campuses during that time. She settled in Santa Cruz twenty years ago where she and her husband raised 4 sons. She has come full circle back to AACF, which has always remained near and dear to her heart, serving as a volunteer staffer at UC Santa Cruz. She loves being with the college students and finds them inspiring and fulfilling to be around. She wants to stoke them so they continue to be a light to the world around them. When she’s not meeting up with students, she is managing her husband’s dental practice, doing jigsaw puzzles, or baking banana bread.
Johannah Rosario graduated from UC Davis in 2012 with a major in Food Science & Technology- Business and Management and minor in Applied Computing and Information Systems. Throughout her time at UCDavis, she helped AACF with various leadership roles. She is currently serving at her home church as a Worship/Music Ministry Leader & Sunday School Teacher. She is currently working for Ready Pac Foods as a Supply Chain Analyst. Johannah enjoys adventures of all sorts, food, and deep conversations. Johannah is currently the volunteer staff at UC Riverside.