Our Team

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

Dr. Agnes Ip is the Founder and CEO of PresencePresence Hong Kong, and Presence Canada. She is a California licensed marriage and family therapist and has a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology. In her early years, she was a church minister in Hong Kong, now she is a lecturer at several seminary schools. Dr. Agnes has been passionate about nurturing the next generation to serve in their families, workplaces, and current cultural context. To help people deal with the challenges in a multicultural environment, Dr. Agnes developed the Presence Life Planning Curriculum (PLPC). With creative and systematic guidance, PLPC enables connections between individuals, families, and communities, thus helping people live out their faith with wisdom.

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.

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.