Albert Olson Hong

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I came to Oakland out of a desire to respond to God’s love for the poor. After serving as Director of Youth Programs for Harbor House Ministries, I spent a month at a monastery and have since been trying to integrate a life of contemplation and action. I received my Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and a Master of Divinity from the American Baptist Seminary of the West. I am happily married to Shauna Olson Hong and consider being a father to my children (Alana, Kai, and Corrie) as one of my primary vocations.