The CP President was born and raised in China and became a believer at a young age. After graduating from Beijing University, he came to the United States for post-graduate studies at Michigan State University and worked in the technology industry for over a decade. Having a heart for the Chinese church, CP’s President has been involved with other organizations actively resourcing the Chinese church for two decades. He sees China Partnership as a strategic organization that can enable true partnership between Chinese and American churches in ways not done before. The President is also an ordained minister in one of China’s first presbyteries and received a Master of Arts in Religion at Westminster Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia. He currently lives with his wife and children in New Jersey.
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS AND ADVANCEMENT
Jeff Kyle grew up on the mission field in Mexico City and first went to China in 2004 to teach summer English. He has been working with CP since graduating from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. For three years he lived in a major Chinese city studying Chinese, doing campus ministry, and coordinating ministry between US and Chinese churches. He has served as CP’s US Manager since 2009 and is passionate about US churches developing a global-local missions strategy. Jeff lives in New York City with his wife and son and serves on the management team at Renaissance Church. He is currently studying Business Administration at Belhaven University.
CHURCH PLANTING DIRECTOR
CP’s Church Planting Director is a former student of Nanjing University and Louisiana Tech University, and worked in business in Eastern Europe for many years. In 2002, he dedicated his life to gospel ministry while at the Billy Graham Center in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in 2007 and is a current student with Arrow Leadership. He has worked as a church planter with the Southern Baptist Convention in Mississippi since 2006 and has served as a lead pastor of a Chinese church in Jackson for more than a decade. He is actively involved in various Chinese Baptist ministries and ministries to the business world.
RESOURCE CENTER DIRECTOR
CP’s Resource Center Director was the founding pastor of a Chinese church in Florida and also serves as the director of Chinese ministry for an organization translating theological materials for international pastoral and lay training. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in China, and received his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M University. During his post-doctoral research in Ohio, he became a Christian by God’s grace. He then was called into ministry and obtained his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Orlando and became an ordained minister of the PCA. CP’s Resource Center Director is presently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at RTS and lives with his wife in Orlando.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT DIRECTOR
Hannah Nation has lived in ten cities across three continents including Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Leiden, the Netherlands, with her husband and children. She first traveled to China in 2005 and worked with Chinese scholars in a variety of capacities both in China and the United States for close to a decade. She is a graduate of Covenant College (BA in History) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA in Church History), and is a Research Associate at the seminary’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity. Hannah is a member of Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA) and writes frequently for various platforms.
COMMUNICATIONS & PARTNERSHIP MANAGER
Matt grew up in Detroit and graduated from Taylor University with a BA in Biblical Studies and then from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with his MDiv. He served as an English teacher in China for three years, one in Harbin and two in Hohhot, where he became forever addicted to dongbei cuisine. He lives with his wife Natalie in the Printer’s Row neighborhood of downtown Chicago.
Ryan moved to the United States from Guangzhou, China, at the age of twelve and calls Cincinnati, Ohio, his American hometown. Ryan is a graduate of Georgetown University and worked in law in Washington, DC, for many years. Ryan received his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He lives with his wife and son in Cincinnati and currently serves as an Assistant Pastor at New City Presbyterian Church.
EF Gregory grew up in the American South East, but spent seven of the past thirteen years living and working in China and currently lives in the Los Angeles metro area with her husband and two small children. She first visited China in 2005, when she moved there for a one-year stretch after college. She has remained involved in ministry alongside and to Chinese ever since. Within the next few years, the Gregorys hope to plant a church in their predominantly Chinese community with the Presbyterian Church in America.