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Clara Cheng

Staff ID: 268

Born to a Christian family in Macau, Clara was raised in Hong Kong. She is single. Clara first joined OMF International as a missionary to Japan in 1985 and focused on church planting. This happened after four years of serving as an assistant pastor at a church in Hong Kong. In 2001, she earned her PhD in Intercultural Studies in Psychological Anthropology and Person Formation from Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2002, she rejoined OMF and went to the Philippines as a faculty member and as an assistant chaplain at Asian Theological Seminary (ATS). During this time, she officially immigrated to the USA, but continued her work in Asia. In 2008, she was designated to Taiwan to serve as an assistant professor at Logos Evangelical Seminary (Taiwan).   

In 2011, she joined the Frontier Mission Fellowship in the USA. She was assigned to William Carey International University as Associate Professor of Psychological Anthropology on a support-raised status. She lives by faith, relying on God’s supply for her daily life.  

William Carey International University trains cross-cultural workers over the Internet globally. Currently, Clara is working on a set of online teaching materials on person formation that she originally wrote in English and is now translating into Chinese. This series of 16 lessons are designed to equip cross-cultural workers in their spiritual, emotional, and cultural/social wholeness. She hopes that both versions of the teaching will be posted online for WCIU students and for mission organizations to train missionaries to thrive under cross-cultural stress. This assignment aims to enable missionaries globally to live cross-culturally among the unreached people groups and to thrive in glorifying God.      

Clara resides in Southern California at an assisted living facility due to a recent development of Post-Polio Syndrome. The Lord also gives her opportunities to give her testimony on what she learned from this disability and to share about the Lord’s enabling joy in life, despite sickness and disability. She attends Monterey Park Chinese Baptist Church.