50 Years. 50 Grads. 100% Regent

50 Years•50 Grads
100% Regent

50 Years•50 Grads•100% Regent

2003 Henry Siu

English Teacher Hong Kong

On Campus 1997-2006  ∙  DipCS ’03 & MDiv ’06

After spending nine years at Regent, I moved to Hong Kong for a year—supposedly. That was in 2006, and I’m still there now! I live with my wife, Sharon, and our happy and active toddler, Caleb.

Best Regent memory:

Serving communion in chapel is my favourite Regent memory. The worship in chapel was such a unique experience: creative, artistic, thoughtful, and Spirit-filled. I can understand why it’s described as the highlight of the week. The students, staff, and faculty want to be there. I could feel this desire to meet God. I think of chapel at Regent as a foretaste of the ongoing worship in Heaven.

Only Regent people…

…understand that it’s okay to be a misfit in God’s kingdom.

Henry Siu
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    How I got to Regent:

    Before coming to Regent, I was studying science at Simon Fraser University. I learned about Regent through some friends who were studying there. I was intrigued by its vision of training the laity, not just pastors. Regent seemed like a safe place to ask questions and search for answers.

    Life after Regent:

    After completing my MDiv, I moved to Hong Kong to serve as Interim Associate Pastor for an international church. I was only supposed to stay for one year. Much to my surprise, however, I fell in love with a beautiful girl from Hong Kong and decided to stay a little longer. Thirteen years later, I’m still in Hong Kong!

    I believe God has called me to pastoral ministry. I’ve served as a pastor in two different churches in Hong Kong. But, again to my surprise, I’ve also spent half my time here working as a teacher.

    In September 2016, Sharon and I experienced the stillbirth of our first-born son, Gabriel. We lost him at Week 39 due to a placental abruption caused by preeclampsia. I almost lost my wife as well.

    In February 2018, our “rainbow baby,” Caleb, was born. Sadly, my father died of a massive brain bleed at his home in Vancouver just a few weeks before Caleb’s birth.

    How Regent made a difference:

    Regent taught me the importance of story. I learned to see how the biblical story incorporates my personal story, and how my life story fits into God’s salvation story.

    And then there’s this: Regent College knows how to grieve and mourn. That knowledge matters a lot to me.

    Why I support Regent today:

    Having spent nine years at Regent, I feel as if I grew up at the College! I was so blessed during my time at Regent. I want others to experience theological education in a diverse and life-giving community.

    Three words that describe Regent College:

    1. Thoughtful
    2. Creative
    3. Life-giving

    Funniest Regent memory:

    There are so many to choose from! I can’t forget a student imitating Rikk Watts during a skit in chapel. I also remember Sven Soderlund’s dry sense of humour and “The Massage” (the Swedish Unseminary version of The Message).

    Favourite Regent class:

    Any class with Darrell Johnson.

    Favourite place to study:

    The Atrium…though I didn’t actually get much studying done there!

    Favourite thing about Vancouver:

    Long summer days.

    Fun Facts:

    1. I could have received a concentration in biblical languages if I’d taken one more Hebrew class.
    2. Donna Dinsmore (“the chapel lady”) gave me permission to buy the communion wine.
    3. I took some of my wedding photos at Regent College!

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  • Henry, Sharon, and Caleb Siu
    Henry, Sharon, and Caleb Siu
  • Henry with his son Caleb in Bangkok
    Henry with his son Caleb in Bangkok