Pastors & Staff

Alan Lam

Lead Pastor of Cantonese Ministry

Alan was born in a family of five with two younger sisters. As a young child, he lived in Hong Kong. His family moved to Guatemala at the age of 13. He spent time living cross-culturally and learned Spanish. Alan received Christ as his own Saviour by the age of 19. After staying in Guatemala for 10 years, he went to Canada to pursue his studies at the University College of Cariboo in Kamloops.

He finished his degree major in computer science and mathematics while proactively participated in the International Ministry for five years. He sensed stronger and stronger that God was calling his life as a pastor.
To walk in the road of faith, Alan decided to move to Calgary for further studying at Ambrose Seminary after marrying his wife, Olga. They have two children: Arby and Abraham.

His goal is to motivate brothers and sisters to experience God deeper and deeper everyday and realize the amazing transformational power in the blood of Jesus Christ.

David Wong

Assistant Pastor of Cantonese Ministry

David was born and raised in Hong Kong. After graduating from high school, he received photography training in a professional school and worked as a photojournalist in a media organization for many years. Media work has broadened his horizons and trained the way how he sees things. Since David accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 18, he has been serving various positions in the church. He has particularly received the gift of God in Biblical teaching and organizing fellowships. He was then aspired to receive theological training and obtained a diploma in leadership and ministry from Ambrose Theological Seminary in 2018. Under God’s calling, he formally joined the CCAC pastoral team in March 2021, and he obtained a master's degree in Christian studies at Ambrose Theological Seminary in 2022.

David and his wife Linda have a son and a daughter. A family of four is passionate to serve in church. He quoted Joshua 24:15: "...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LOAD." as the motto of his ministry.

Ivan Loo

Assistant Pastor of Cantonese Ministry

Ivan was born and raised in Hong Kong. He got his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in Iowa, USA and worked in advertising for 4 years both in San Francisco and Hong Kong.

God called Ivan to become a teacher in 2002 and he taught visual arts for 14 years. Campus was his ministry field that he had the opportunity to serve his students and their parents.It was a God planned experience for him as he continued to equip in theology study. He finished his Master of Christian Study from Alliance Bible Seminary (Hong Kong) in 2015. He and his whole family moved to Calgary to finish his Master of Divinity (Cross Culture) from Ambrose University in 2018.

Now Pastor Ivan and his beloved wife Irene with 3 boys reside in Calgary to serve CCAC and the local community. Ivan and Irene have the passion to serve family and bring Christ’s value to every family.

Jun Cai

Pastor of Mandarin Ministry

Pastor Jun Cai was born and raised in Lanzhou, China. With her husband, Lixin Wang, and son, Daniel, who was less than one year old at the time, they immigrated to Calgary in June 2001. Three weeks later, Jun was touched by God’s love and received Jesus Christ in a Christian Conference. At the same time she was given a heart to live for Gospel.

Jun and her husband were baptized at Christmas 2002 at Calgary Chinese Alliance Church. She then entered Canadian Theological Seminary in September 2003. After more than seven years of learning and doing ministries, Jun was called to serve as Mandarin Ministry Pastor at CCAC and has been in that position since January 2011.

Seeking to live the motto, “Freely you have received, freely you give,” Pastor Jun has a passion to share the blessings of Gospel with others.

Samuel Ruigrok 

Lead Pastor of English Ministry

God loves a normal guy and Pastor Sam is most normal, but also most love by Christ.  He grew up in southern Ontario as a farm kid.  This means that he grew up outside and enjoys hiking and camping and seeing the glory and power of the Lord in our natural world.  He also grew up working and so knows and respects physical labor as something valuable and putting us in touch with reality and with our own short comings as people.

Church has always been an important part of life for Samuel.  He grew up in church, came to faith at a young age and was baptized when he was sixteen.  His call to ministry came as a young adult, and studied and served growing into roles of increasing responsibility.  His service to Christ rests upon this simple call, “Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and right way.” (1 Samuel 12.23)

He and his family have lived in Alberta since 2009 and has been blessed to be part of God’s call to Chinese churches.  His three motivations in his reasonable act of service in Christ Jesus are; to glorify and enjoy God, our submission to the Scriptures, and mutual submission and affection in the church.  With that he also tries to help out around the house, read a good book, and remain technologically in the dark ages; these don’t always work out, but he tries.

Carmen Fischer

Pastor of Children's Ministry

Pastor Carmen was born and raised in BC, and moved to Alberta to do her schooling. After finishing her undergrad at Kings University in Edmonton, she moved to Calgary to do her seminary studies at Ambrose Seminary. After graduation, she moved to Winnipeg MB to serve as the Children’s and Youth Pastor at the Winnipeg Chinese Alliance Church. In March 2022, God called Pastor Carmen to CCAC to serve as the Children’s Pastor.

Carmen has a passion to see all kids experience Jesus and grow in their faith. She loves to see how the children she’s worked with have grown in their faith and how their hearts for ministry grow as they get older. She believes that it doesn’t matter where we are in life or what positions we serve in, we all have a role in serving God’s Kids.

Austin McKinley

Pastor of English Student Ministry

Austin was born in Calgary and raised in the country outside Cochrane, AB. He moved to Seattle, Washington for a time and eventually moved back to Alberta. In his early adulthood, he met Jesus and learned of God’s love through the hospitality and welcome of a very special church, and time in prayer while out in nature. After learning carpentry, Austin worked in missions in South East Asia. During his time working in missions he felt a calling from God to work in the Church and began to pursue a BA in Christian Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies (2017-2021). While studying at Ambrose University, he was given the opportunity to work as a pastor in a rural church and in that time of study and church ministry, God refined his calling and gave him a passion for serving and offering the good news of Jesus to young people. Since then Austin has worked in ministry to youth and young adults. 

Austin is passionate about seeing discipleship and local mission grow in the church. He believes God desires to see the next generation build up the ministry of the church in these ways and is excited about partnering and serving with them as they grow into that calling. 

He and his wife Madeline love adventuring outdoors, good food, and time with family. In 2022 they welcomed their son Hugo to the world and hope to get him hiking and adventuring soon too.

Amy Chou

Part-time Assistant for Children's Ministry

Amy is the Part-time Assistant for Children's Ministry at CCAC.  She coordinates the kids programs at the church -- from screening and training volunteers according to Plan to Protect® policies, to gathering and preparing resources for different events, and even teaching and leading some of the kids' classes.  Amy collaborates with the Kids Ministry Committee to make sure each department is running smoothly, as well, she also works alongside the pastors at CCAC to ensure each congregation is updated about ministry events.

Amy was born in Taiwan but moved to Calgary when she was in grade 2. CCAC is the church she grew up in and over the years, she has participated in Children's Ministry as a kid and then as a long-time volunteer.  Amy loves to connect with the kids at church and really enjoys helping them grow closer to God!