Chinese Ministry of Spiritual Formation
Peter Chan, Victoria Chan, Teresa Cheung, Gwojen Fung, and Gabrielle Lou are team members of the Chinese Ministry of Spiritual Formation started by Sr. Janet Chau, RSM, in Mercy Center. The team organizes retreats and workshops for Cantonese speaking Chinese, to foster a personal relationship with God and to have an awareness of God’s loving presence in the daily life.
Peter Chan is a spiritual director. Peter is a graduate of the School of Pastoral Ministry of the Oakland diocese. He completed the Spiritual Direction Internship program at Bread of Life Center, Sacramento. Peter has a strong interest in East and West spirituality as well as Jungian psychology. He loves reading, music, Tai Chi and qigong.
Victoria Chan is a spiritual director. Victoria is a graduate of the School of Pastoral Ministry of the Oakland Diocese, and she has also completed the Spiritual Direction Internship program at Bread of Life Center. Victoria is involved in the Prison Ministry and leads study groups and retreats within the Chinese Catholic community. She enjoys reading, painting, deep thinking, and Centering prayer.
Teresa Cheung, LCSW is a spiritual director with background as a therapist and training in Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. She has interests in different forms of arts, cultures, spirituality and contemplative practices. She has a passion for helping people to encounter the Divine in their daily lives and in everything.
Gwojen Fung started coming to Mercy Center and meditating with Fr. Tom Hand in the 80’s. She joined Sr. Janet and the team in leading retreats and workshops for the last three years. Her interests are in contemplative practices, accompanying others in Centering Prayer, walking the Camino, and developing an awareness of God’s ever presence.
Gabrielle Lou Psy.D. is a spiritual director and licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in providing a depth-oriented approach that supports people in their psychospiritual development. Her work emerges from her own struggles and healing journey in God and professional training. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she had worked at a global high-tech firm in Silicon Valley for more than twelve years. Originally from Hong Kong, her own diverse background allows for high regard and sensitivity for ethical, cultural, and religious values.