Pastor Donald W. Yee - Lead Pastor
Pastor Donald W. Yee is a 3rd generation ABC (Australian Born Chinese, that is!). In 2004 he immigrated to the U.S. from Sydney, Australia to serve at Boon Church of OCM in Flushing. There, he remained as the English Pastor until 2010, when God placed a burden on his heart to plant a church. In 2011 the Alliance denomination and Redeemer City to City started training and preparing Donald to plant a church in NYC. In June 2012 Connection Alliance Church was officially launched in Flushing. Donald graduated from the Sydney Missionary Bible College and prior to that, served two years as a pastoral trainee under the Ministry Apprenticeship Program ( M.A.P.). Donald has a strong passion for the lost and the raising up of the next generation of ABC Christian leaders. He is married to the love of his life, Vivian, an American, and together they care for their children, Courtney and Ethan.
Pastor David Hsia - Associate Teaching Pastor
David Hsia was born and raised in Queens, NY. He studied engineering at Tufts University and worked for several years in corporate healthcare. His faith was challenged in college when he realized that knowing Jesus--not just knowing beliefs about Jesus--was critical. Since then, his desire and burden has been to disciple others to know God and find the deep intimacy, beauty, and glory that is found at the feet of Christ.
This desire led him to serve the church in various ways: as a youth minister at his local church, and as the general manager and coordinator of NY Summer Conference, an annual multi-church conference held at Hofstra University. David also served on the pastoral staff of Connection Alliance Church (CAC), a church plant in Flushing, Queens, while studying at Alliance Theological Seminary. He graduated from seminary in the spring of 2015, and is now a full-time pastor at CAC.
Pastor Sairam Babu - Associate Caring Pastor
Sairam was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Sairam grew up in a Hindu family but was converted to Christianity as a teenager. He went to Juniata College, studying Communications, and there met his wife, Stephanie. As Sairam sought God in college and his faith grew, he desired to become a pastor and tell others about the great things God has done. After college, Sairam went to Alliance Theological Seminary for his Master of Divinity degree in Bible and Theology. During that time, Sairam became the youth pastor at Garnerville United Methodist Church and Congers United Methodist Church. Sairam came to Connection Alliance as an Intern Pastor to fulfill requirements for his seminary studies, but has stayed on after graduation to continue to serve this church and community. Sairam and Stephanie currently live in Nyack, NY.
Dennis Sze - Lay Elder and Treasurer
Stephanie Babu - Praise Liaison
Henry Chan - Deacon of Church Operations and Technology
Sandra Ka - Deaconess of Missional Discipleship Groups
Vivian Yee - Mini Kingdom Builder Coordinator