Rev. Claire Hojung Wu

Claire Hojung Wu was born in Seoul, South-Korea and immigrated to the United State of America. Claire earned her B.A in Accounting and Information System at Queens College, City University of New York, and a Master of Divinity at Drew Theological School. Her call to the ordained ministry came while she was helping to plant small group ministries. She devoted herself to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ and was involved with spiritual disciplines, discipleship, evangelism, small group fellowship and church planting ministries in the church. God provided her with the special gift of building and designing websites and has been assisting churches to be more relevant to today's culture utilizing IT skills. She is also a Chaplain resident at North Shore University Hospital, providing pastoral care to people who are in distress, and in need of a compassionate touch. Claire is married to Philip, and they have two children, Bryan and Kristy. Claire is a woman of faith and lives with the assurance of Romans 8:35-39.

Minister of Music

Alice Wheeler

Alice Laurissa is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens.  She’s been playing the piano and singing since the age of seven. Alice Laurissa received her H.S. diploma from LaGuardia H.S. of Music and Arts and Performing Arts, as well as additional training from the Harlem School of the Arts in a Manhattan. She attended Howard University where she received a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and a Masters of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance. She was nurtured by many great musicians including Connaitre Miller, Grady Tate, Mr. Ramon Reeburg, and Dr. Raymond Jackson among others. In 2011 Alice opened Laurissa Jane Music Studio Inc. where her school offers in home music lessons for students in Washington DC and New York City. For the past five years Ms. Laurissa has successfully run a Summer Performing Arts Camp where children take classes in chorus, dance, and musical theater.  In July 2014 Alice released her album titled “Again” available on ITunes and Amazon.   Alice currently performs in various places in NYC. Ms. Laurissa’s musical experiences have lead her to meet many talented artists and travel a lot of places including, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Africa, among other places. Musical influences that have inspired Alice are Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary J. Blige, Alicia keys and more. 



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