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Introduction to Tim Yates and family


The extended Yates family at Jonathan and Kaitlyn's wedding August 1, 2015

What Do We Do? 2015 Summary of Yates Ministry & Family

Rev. Dr. Tim Yates, D.Min., (12/31) (ordained in the PCA) is serving with Friends of Chinese Reformed Theological Seminaries in Taiwan. Tim is full-time Academic Dean of China Reformed Theological Seminary, Deans of Biblical Counseling & Distance Learning and teaches OT/NT, theology and Biblical Counseling course (teaching in Mandarin). Tim also advises the Family Counseling Center staff and teaches counseling seminars for the FCC. Tim's content website for books and articles in English and Chinese is

Barbara (3/31) is tutoring Chinese students in English.

Valerie (2/14/85; Sociology Geneva ‘96), married Jeff Jones (Business, St Leo's 14), and now they have a daughter Savannah (12/21/07) son Garrett (2/19/12), son Blake (09/17/14) and daughter Evangeline (01/25/2016). They recently moved back to the US (Pittsburgh PA)  after living in Taipei for 5 years. Jeff has nearly completed an MA degree in secondary history teaching plans to complete his student teaching fall 2017 in the Pittsburgh area. Jeff is currently working for a non-profit in the human resources dept. while Val is full time mom

Natalie (4/9/89; Wheaton ‘11) married July 10, 2011 to Doug Hoffer.  They live in Wheaton IL area where Doug (M.A. in Biblical Exegesis, Wheaton College; MA Chicago Divinity School) is enrolled as a 3rd year PhD student in the divinity school at Chicago University and Natalie works full time as administrative assistant for Illinois State Representative Tom Morrison 54th District.

Jonathan (7/5/90), (International Relations & Geology, Wheaton 2012) married Kaitlyn Le Baudour (Spanish & Geology, Wheaton 2012) August 1 2015. They both were accepted into Univ. Southern California, Davis Campus' International Agriculture Development MA program last fall 2015 and have teaching assistant jobs on campus to cover tuition and make a little money. They are doing their internship in Nepal for fall 2016. 

Janine (6/26/93)(Sociology Covenant 2015). lives with Natalie & Doug in Wheaton IL and works full time as an air freight shipping representative for Kintetsu near the Chicago airport.

Karen (4/3/95) is a junior at Wheaton College, Christian education major (minor in Urban Studies). For the fall of 2016, she is living off campus in Wheaton's downtown Chicago building taking classes and completing her urban studies internship. 

Nathan (11/4/06,4th  grade) & Trisha (3/20/05, 6th grade) attend Morrison Academy-Bethany campus for their fourth year this fall school year 2016-17. Trisha had been in Chinese public school and Nathan in home school before that. 

The Yates family has lived in Taiwan for 24 years total as of 2017. They return to the US for reporting on their work every 2 years for a summer, with their next projected visit summer 2017. They hope to see you at one of their church visits or as they have opportunity, to visit with your individually when in your area. 

 If you would like to contact us, email is the most convenient:  or

 US phone number that rings through our internet (magicjack) 717-435-7955 (12 hours ahead of US EST) Or home post mailing address:


Ching Feng St, Lane 48, Alley 11, #7, 3F

Taipei 116 Taiwan