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Introduction to Tim Yates and family


What Do We Do? 2020 Summary of Yates Ministry & Family

Rev. Dr. Tim Yates, D.Min., (12/31) (ordained in the PCA) is serving with Friends of Chinese Reformed Theological Seminaries in Taiwan. Tim is full-time Academic Dean of China Reformed Theological Seminary, Dean of Biblical Counseling, and primarily teaches Biblical Counseling courses, and other practical theology and OT/NT courses (teaching in Mandarin). Tim also advises the Family Counseling Center staff and teaches counseling seminars for the FCC.  Tim is enrolled in a non-residential PhD (dissertation writing only) in Theology-Apologetics at NorthWest University, South Africa, doing research and writing to evaluate existing literature on integration of psychology and Christianity and propose biblical principles for how Christians should engage psychology using the moral law.  Tim's content website for books and articles in English and Chinese is  Tim started his own publishing company in 2017 called Unveiled Faces Reformed Press in Lancaster, PA and has published his first book in the "Be Thou My Vision" series called Foundations: God's Glory as an Integrating Perspective on Reformed Theology (available in PDF at for $9.95, along with the free English study guide, and in printed format for $19.95 from, and for a discounted price at the Westminster Bookstore ). Tim also has a blog under "Reflections of Glory" on the publishing company website providing selected updates on his PhD research progress. The book has also been translated to Chinese, and the simplified Chinese character PDF version is available for free at along with the Chinese study guide. The Chinese traditional character printed edition is being distributed by The Reformed Press Co, Taipei Taiwan for NT$400, or about $13 US.  

Barbara (3/31) is full time Mom and occasional substitute teacher at Morrison Academy, Linkou campus, and helps coach JV girls volleyball for Trisha's team. 

Valerie (2/14/85; Sociology Geneva ‘96), married  December 16, 2006 to Jeff Jones (Business, St Leo's '14, MA Secondary High School History  Teaching, Drexel, '18), and now they have a daughter Savannah (12/21/07) son Garrett (2/19/12), son Blake (09/17/14) and daughter Evangeline (01/25/2016).  They recently moved back to Taichung Taiwan, where Jeff is teaching High School classes in  government and psychology for Morrison Academy Taichung (MAC), and Val is subbing in the dorms and doing other part-time jobs on campus MAC is Val’s former high school campus. Val is a BSF leader and full time mom.

Natalie (4/9/89; Wheaton ‘11) married July 10, 2011 to Doug Hoffer. They live in Wheaton IL area where Doug (M.A. in Biblical Exegesis, Wheaton College; MA Chicago Divinity School) is enrolled as a 4th year PhD student in the divinity school at Chicago University, where he recently passed all his course work and qualifying exams and now works in earnest on his dissertation on the book of Galatians. Natalie gave birth to their first child, Brandt Douglas Hoffer, September 21, 2018 who is now nearly 1 1/2 years old, a cute toddler. Natalie is expecting their second (son) due in October.   

Jonathan (7/5/90), (International Relations & Geology, Wheaton '12; Master's in International Agriculture Development '17) married August 1, 2015 to Kaitlyn Le Baudour (Spanish & Geology, Wheaton '12; Master's in International Agriculture Development '17). They were hired immediately by the Wonderful Company upon graduation  in July 2017 after serving in internships with them the previous summer. They moved to Bakersfield CA where Jonie works for their strategic planning department and Kaitlyn works for their charitable giving department. They just purchased a house there and are also trying to raise investment money to start a climbing gym as entrepreneurs.  

Janine (6/26/93)(Sociology, Covenant '15). lives by herself near Wheaton IL and works full time as a manager for the air freight shipping division of Kintetsu near the Chicago airport.

Karen (4/3/95) (Urban Studies, Christian Education, Wheaton '18), is studying full time in a Master's in urban planning at University of Illinois, Chicago. She is married to Brandon Liu (Psychology, Wheaton '17, MA Family Therapy Seattle Pacific Univ '19) since June 13, 2020 in Chicago. Brandon moved to downtown Chicago last fall 2019 and works at a family counseling center.

Nathan (11/4/06,8th  grade) & Trisha (3/20/05, 10th grade) attend Morrison Academy-Bethany campus for their ninth year this fall school year 2020-21. Trisha had been in Chinese public school and Nathan in home school before that. Morrison Academy, Taipei built a new school campus about 30 minutes outside Taipei, opening in January 2020, adding a significant commute (and costs) to their daily school attendance and to our visiting the school for their activities. In June 2020, we moved closer to the school to lower their travel time and enable us to be more involved at their school. Since school started fall 2020 on August 10, Barbara has been involved in substitute teaching and coaching JV girls volleyball with Trisha's team. 

The Yates family has lived in Taiwan for 27 years total as of 2020. They plan to return to the US for reporting on their work every year for the summer, with their next projected visit summer 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19). They hope to see you at one of their church visits or as they have opportunity, to visit with your individually when in your area. 

 If you would like to contact us, email is the most convenient:  or

 US phone number that rings through our internet (magicjack) 717-435-7955 (12 hours ahead of US EST) Or home post mailing address:


LiYuan 2nd St, Lane 38 #77

New City Taipei 24449 Taiwan