Dale Cuckow – Senior Pastor
Pastor Dale is the senior pastor at SCF and has served in this position since 2007. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, USA and became a Christian at the age of 11. Married to Becky in 1982, he graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary; together they have been in full time vocational ministry since 1985. Pastor Dale and Becky’s journey to China began with a trip to China for an international adoption which eventually brought them back to China to study and teach from 2001 to 2004. Having moved to Shanghai in 2002, then to the US in 2004, Pastor Dale returned to China in 2007 to take up the ministry assignment where he currently is serving.
Zach Brinegar – Family Life Pastor
Pastor Zach is the Family Life Pastor, serving in this position since the fall of 2016. Zach grew up in Indiana, USA, where he became a follower of Jesus at the age of 18. Carrie is from Atlanta, Georgia, where growing up in church her whole life taught her God’s faithfulness. Zach and Carrie met at Southeastern University in Florida, married shortly after graduation and began working at a new church in Celebration, Florida. Their China adventure started in 2007 in Xi’an, as principal’s of an international school, and later as Mandarin language students. The Brinegars moved to Shanghai in 2016 to begin serving the families of Shanghai Community Fellowship. They have two amazing kids, Kai and Mia, who love Shanghai! The Brinegars moved to Shanghai in 2016 to begin serving the families of Shanghai Community Fellowship, and are currently pursuing Master’s degrees in Biblical studies.
Joshua Xiong – Worship Director
Joshua Xiong is the Worship Director at SCF and has served in this position since 2013. He is a passionate worshipper who leads by following the Holy Spirit and longs to see Shanghai Community Fellowship engage fully in Spirit and Truth in the worship of Jesus Christ. Born in Wheaton, Illinois, USA and raised in the Chicagoland area, he grew up in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. He came into his own faith at the age of 21 where he gave himself to serving the Lord through music upon graduating from Greenville College in 2003. He married his best friend Mai Kao in 2005 and in 2008 moved to Shanghai, China to teach from 2008-2011. Having moved back home to the States, he was asked to return to SCF in 2013 to serve in this capacity full time. He is the father of two girls, Blessing and Davie Xiong, both born in Shanghai, China.
Su Tsai – Community Life Director
Suzana Tsai is the Community Life Director at SCF and has been on staff since 2006 (she previously served as the Youth Director from 2006 to 2012). She was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but her family is originally from Taiwan. She gave her life to Christ when she was 12, while attending a youth retreat.
She came to Shanghai in 2003 to learn Mandarin, thinking that the only thing she was going to do was to study the language; little did she know her English would not only improve here, but that she would end up in vocational ministry. When Su first came to Shanghai she searched for a church and found SCF, which became her “home away from home”. Connecting to a community group right away made a huge difference in her life and she hopes others will be able to experience the same as they make SCF their home church during their time in Shanghai!
Eileen Hsu – Administrator
Eileen is a first generation Chinese American, born in Taiwan and later moving to the Unites States at age ten. After college, Eileen left sunny Southern California to pursue a career in New York City, where she felt an immediate connection to the vibrant, bustling culture that she had always been drawn to. It was in NYC where Eileen really fell in love with Jesus and grew passionate about what it means to follow Him. Unknowingly, her growing involvement at a local church was what prepared her for the eventual move to Shanghai (a clear calling from God) in 2006, and working in full time ministry at SCF. Recalling her first visit at SCF, Eileen was impressed by the sense of feeling right at home in the diverse congregation, just like in New York. Eileen joined the staff at SCF shortly after Ps. Dale came on board. It has truly been a privilege to be a part of the work that God is doing in the community here in Shanghai.