Meet the Contributors

Who We All Are


Bryan Yee Bryan Yee
(bryanyee) – Born and raised in Goleta (not Santa Barbara), he attended Cal Poly SLO, studying Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems. He currently works at Amgen and is serving at the Chinese Christian Church in Thousand Oaks (CCCTO).

Helicon Kuan

Helicon Kuan (heliconkuanis currently living in Union City/Fremont (SF Bay Area).  For about eleven years in Santa Barbara, Helicon attended UCSB studying Political Science with Int’l Relations emphasis, worked for a bank, and served at CEFC SB in a variety of ministries.  Heeding God’s call into ministry, Helicon was led back to the Bay Area (near his former HS), where he served as the Pastoral Intern at Grace Church Fremont for three years.  He currently serves as the Associate Minister at Living Stones Christian Church in Milpitas, CA.  He is also a full-time student at Western Seminary (Santa Clara) pursuing his M. Div.  Helicon loves to read, loves to share about Jesus with people, enjoys MMA & BJJ, cars, hanging with friends, and finding tasty places to eat.  He is always preaching the Gospel to himself and seeing how the Gospel truly changes everything.  You can find him often at a local coffee shop or Starbuck studying, reading, praying, twittering, facebooking, and/or hanging out.

Dien To

Dien To (sbwiseguy) – graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2004, after which he moved around over the years while working in the Ventura County area. In 2009 he graduated from Channel Islands Bible College & Seminary, and has since then recently relocated to Dallas, Texas where he currently attends Dallas Theological Seminary as a full time student. In his free time he enjoys reading and playing basketball and is a sucker for good food. His favorite verse from the Bible is from 2 Chronicles 16:9, “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His”.

Tim IpTim Ip (Tim) – was born and raised in Thousand Oaks. He is a student at Biola, loves to learn, and is “in search of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful”. He is currently serving at the Chinese Christian Church in Thousand Oaks (CCCTO) in the youth ministry and as a Sunday school teacher.

Kelly Yee (kellyyee)- was one of the original contributors to this site when we first started writing in 2009. She now contributes as our graphics designer. She is currently a Graphic Communication student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Over the past few years she has developed promotional materials and designed/managed the online/social media strategies for many of the ministries and churches that we all serve in. It is always encouraging to see someone pursue their God-given gifts in the universities, and to use it for His glory. Full disclaimer, Kelly is my (Bryan’s) younger sister. See more of Kelly’s work and find her contact information at her online portfolio.

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2 thoughts on “Meet the Contributors

  1. Tim Ip. I am using Psalm 16 as a text for a Bible study this Sunday. Your comments about your struggle with the psalm was mine–exactly. But, I stuck with the psalm and asked God to help me undertand it personally. After about a week the psalm simply “opened up to me.” Thanks for reminding me that I don’t always have to approach the Scriptures from an exegetical standpoint.

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