Nina is the first US born child of Chinese immigrants who fled a country that was in chaos. During the past 20 years she has pursued a particular passion for communion with God, especially listening for the voice of God, and engaging spiritual practices that enable availability to the Holy and the welcome of hers and others stories, all which are sacred. These varied sets of experiences and skills are brought to bear in her work with individuals and communities.
Nina currently works as a spiritual director, supervisor, coach, and consultant (with both individuals and groups). She works on staff with and as an instructor for the CenterQuest School of Spiritual Direction, a program distinct in its hybrid (residential/online) cohort model, that is ecumenically broad and global in reach. She is a coach and spiritual director with Cyclical LA, an organization that resources church planters, the De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and has her own private practice.
Nina’s coaching and consulting work is rooted in years of experience in organizational leadership, in for-profit and non-profit organizations, including work on boards and in senior management. Organizations include Fuller Seminary, Ten Thousand Villages, various denominational regional groups, a youth entrepreneurship non-profit, high tech companies and other for-profit businesses.
She has completed training in spiritual direction with CenterQuest and spiritual direction supervision with Spiritual Directors International. Her credentials also include an MBA in finance and a CPA earned while working with Price Waterhouse Coopers in their entrepreneurial services group.
She lives with her husband of 41 years in Pasadena, CA and has two adult children.