Esther Leung-Kong

CRRS & Vancouver Urban Ministries

Esther is the Outreach Ministries Manager in Culture Regeneration Research Society (CRRS). She trains young volunteer leaders to serve under-provided children in rural China (globally) and in East Vancouver (locally).  In recent years, Esther has helped develop translated materials (Truth & Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action Chinese version) and Chinese educational workshops for immigrant communities to learn about the colonization and wrongful treatment of Indigenous Peoples.

Esther's passion includes worship, leadership training for the next generation, cross-cultural trips globally, and serving the First Nations people locally.

She is married to Pastor Lawrence Kong and together they are raising their twin daughter and son, Sophia and Zechariah, and their youngest son, Levi.

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Culture Regeneration Research Society (CRRS)

Culture Regeneration Research Society’s ministries are guided by love to foster mutual understanding through leadership, academic & publishing, multimedia outreach, caring for the marginalized through education assistance (student sponsorship), working with under-provided families and journeying with the Indigenous community.

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CRRS became an official partner with local non-profit Vancouver Urban Ministries in 2016 and sponsored First Nations students to attend their tutoring program. In 2020, Esther started a free summer camp for children from low-income families in East Vancouver in partnership with VUM.

Vancouver Urban Ministries (VUM)

The mission of Vancouver Urban Ministries is to enable underprivileged youth and families to reach their full potential by demonstrating and sharing the love of Christ. The main ministries that VUM runs during the school year is the Eagle Youth Music School with free music lessons and an after-school program with high quality one-on-one tutoring program. VUM also invites these families to attend gatherings, youth groups, life skill clubs, and holiday community dinners.

Esther was the founder and former Chair of VUM. She has been running the free after school music program Eagle Youth Music School since 2006. And in 2024 she began to teach a music class during school hours in an “Indigenous Focus School” in East Vancouver.