Meet Our Staff

Pastor Sophea and Jenny Sem

We’d like to introduce you to Pastor Sophea Sem, his wife Jenny and (from the left) their children Joseph, Elise, Abby, Zanna and Eli! And yes, they’re as fun as they look.

Pastor Sophea Sem is a Cambodian national, who accepted the Lord in 1997 and entered the ministry part-time in 1999 as a youth pastor and small group leader. He later came on staff at the church full-time, working with the youth, with outreach to English students, discipleship groups among the students, and leading small group Bible studies. In 2001 he was serving as an assistant pastor in New Life Fellowship, with Chuck McCaul.

Jenny Ringer came to Cambodia in 1997, as a missionary intern with the McCaul family. She lived and worked with the McCauls’ for one year, from 1997 to 1998, and then returned to Portland, OR, where she finished a Bachelors of Theology at Portland Bible College. Upon graduation in 1999, she returned again to Cambodia, to work with the church.

Sophea and Jenny were married on January of 2003 in Phnom Penh where Sophea served as a pastor at New Life Fellowship, Phnom Penh. A few months after their wedding Sophea and Jenny both felt the Lord leading them to help pastor the then struggling New Life Fellowship Phnom Penh Thmey church plant. Their heart is to see the church grow and to reach out to the neighboring community, Cambodia as a whole, and to the world.

Chris and Victoria Cox

Meet the Cox Family.  Chris and Victoria have dedicated their lives to the people of Cambodia.  They are joined here by their three daughters Charis, Ilana and Tova. (…and one on the way!)

Both had a desire to serve God overseas, Chris and Victoria’s service as missionaries in Cambodia began in August 2007, when they arrived in Phnom Penh to teach English and share the gospel with students. After two years of teaching English at a large university they felt the call to serve with New Life Fellowship.  Through the leading of the Spirit, they were sent to serve alongside Sophea and Jenny.  This remarkable couple desires to assist the local leaders in serving the church, to train the body to live for Christ and to evangelize their family, friends, and  neighbors.

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