Our Team

Dr. Agnes Ip, Ph.D., LMFT             Founder & CEO

Dr. Agnes is a therapist, trainer and coach. She received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, has seminary training from Alliance Bible Seminary, and is a California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She has more than 20 years of experience as a mental health therapist and also trains and coaches couples and families, professionals, small businesses, and organizations. She has trained professionals on how to resolve interpersonal conflict and how to work with difficult people, and has coached business owners and high-level executives in human resource management. She has coached professionals in the marketplace as well as church and pastoral staff workers. She has counseled and trained families on how to be in relationship with one another and how to manage their households. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer for seminars and conferences on parenting, personal growth, professional psychology and counseling. Dr. Agnes is passionate about nurturing the next generation to serve in their families, workplaces, and culture.


Vanessa Lai                                     Administrative Manager

Vanessa assists with developing the assessment and consultation operation of Presence Possibilities. She was born in Hong Kong and went to Canada when she was twelve. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. She subsequently obtained two Canadian professional accounting designations CMA and CGA. She has 16 years of working experience in Hong Kong as an auditor in CPA firms, an operations analyst in a U.S. listed company, and a management accountant in a conglomerate. She moved to California in 2011.

Christine Shen                           Events & Marketing Coordinator

Christine Shen graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and spent the past three-and-a-half years working in Marketing. She enjoys spending her time building relationships with family and friends, going on adventures, and writing and blogging. She currently serves on the leadership team in her fellowship group and is leading a small group of young adult women to grow in loving the Lord.


Jennifer Wong                           Consultant & Speaker

Jennifer Wong graduated from Biola University with a Psychology degree. She earned a certificate of Graduated Gemologist from GIA in 1980. She was in the jewelry and diamond business for over 25 years. Besides work, she is involved in planning and coordinating programs for women and adult groups in Christian settings. She continues to speak and facilitate discussions in different meetings. Because of her passion for and background in counseling, parents and individuals often come to her to share their problems and seek her advice. She is married and has two adult children. She is currently a coordinator, consultant and a speaker at Presence.  She enjoys singing, reading, writing, shopping and fellowship time with friends and family.


Lily Ma                                   Trainer & Speaker

Lily has a BA degree from York University in Canada and graduated from China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong for her Master of Biblical Studies. She has been working as a high school teacher, Cantonese youth minister, and also in administrative capacities for both Christian and commercial organizations. She serves in music ministry and Sunday School at church, and enjoys singing, playing badminton and traveling.

 


Wicy Zhang                           Trainer & Speaker

Wicy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated more on photocommunications. She started out as a volunteer helping out with RE:NEW and is currently working on social media and assisting with photography, film, and ministry work here at Presence. She enjoys music and serves at her church as a worship leader. On her free time, she enjoys drawing, journaling, hanging out with her brother & friends, exploring, and loves to sleep.