Leaders & Staff

Robert Calabretta

Senior Pastor

Robert was born in Daegu, South Korea and immigrated to the United States when he was very young and grew up with a multicultural background in upstate New York. He and his wife Sara were married in Philadelphia during his Master of Divinity studies at Westminster Theological Seminary. Nothing excites him more than to see the good news of grace transform and renew communities of work and life. He and Sara live right in the heart of Flushing Downtown and envision what Flushing looks like in the eyes of God, who desires to see communities like this filled with the restorative, freeing news of Christ the King. 

Gary W. Fong

Ruling Elder

Gary was born and raised in Queens / NYC. He graduated from Stuyvesant HS (’94) and St. Johns University (’98) and currently works in the finance industry. Gary is married to Lisa Fong and is the father of Avery Joia Fong. Gary accepted Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior in 1990, started attending LFCC in 2000, and was ordained as a Ruling Elder in 2012.

Curtis Xia

Ruling Elder

Curtis is a ruling elder at King’s Cross Church.  He first came to faith in Jesus as a high school senior.  He was baptized at Living Faith Community Church (LFCC).  After being part of LFCC for more than 10 years, him and his family joined King’s Cross in 2012.  His main responsibilities at King’s Cross include oversight of the nursing home and basketball ministries.  

Matthew Suhu

Ruling Elder

Matt grew up in Rego Park, Queens, and is blessed with a wife, two young children, and a position as a high school mathematics teacher. Matt likes comic book pop culture and enjoys collecting action figures and toys. He has been a part of King’s Cross Church since the beginning and currently serves in the session as one of the ruling elders.

Stephen Au

Ruling Elder

Stephen with his wife, Alice, and two energetic boys, Nathaniel and Alistair, live in Forest Hills, Queens. He has been attending church in the Flushing community for the past 13 years and is humbly thrilled to serve as a Ruling Elder at King’s Cross Church. Stephen provides oversight in the areas of Praise/Music ministry, Faith & Work and Discipleship. By profession, he is engaged in fashion design and brand development. He is always up for discussing topics on art, men’s & children’s fashion, and music…and the Bible of course!

Stephen Fang

Ruling Elder

Stephen Fang grew up in Flushing, NY and started attending King's Cross in the fall of 2013. He is known for his love for community, good food, and sleep. Stephen was ordained as a ruling elder February 2018, and oversees the finance ministry, Chinese ministry, and translation team. He currently resides in downtown Flushing with his wife, Ester.

Norman Yung

Pastoral Assistant

Norman lives in Woodside, Queens with his wife, Stephanie, and three daughters Rehema, Selah and Isaya. He currently serves on staff as the Worship Director at King’s Cross and helps shape our Sunday worship service. Norman also oversees the Praise/Music ministry at King’s Cross, aiming to help us worship God in both content and expression. His background is in web development and he is still active with projects as I care for my family at home.

Joshua Ro

Youth Director

Joshua likes hearing stories from various backgrounds, cultures, ages, and faiths. This is one reason he was drawn to New York City, the most ethnically diverse region on earth. His heroes include Bruce Lee, Paul Simon, and Timothy Keller. He has a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary.

JeYing Leu

Children's Education Ministry Director

JeYing was born in Taiwan, but grew up in Queens, NY. Most of her life has revolved around school and various other lessons (including abacus?!?) so she fittingly works as a program director for an afterschool and summer camp. She loves good books, good food, and has stringent requirements for bubble tea. She is both scared and excited to help serve the children of Flushing. 

Ben Nicka

Director of Faith & Work

There are two kinds of New Yorkers, those born here and those born to live here." Ben is the latter. Though raised in rural Minnesota, he found his true home in NYC. Ben, his wife Hee-Jung, and son Eugene reside in Flushing. In addition to serving as Director of Faith & Work, Ben also works part-time as a mergers & acquisitions (M&A) consultant. He is passionate about both of his callings. He loves seeing Christian faith expressed in a way that informs, embraces, empowers, and humbles Christians in their work. He also enjoys the process and learning of an M&A project. He is a graduate of Westminster Theology Seminary in Philadelphia, where he received a Master of Arts in Religion.

Ester Linton

Administrator

Ester grew up in Seoul, Korea. She currently resides in Flushing with her husband Stephen. She works as an associate dentist and as the church administrator. Ester also serves as one of the praise team leaders at King's Cross. One of her life goals is to become polyglot, so she is currently enrolled in a local Chinese class in Flushing.

Trusty Pei

Diaconate Team

Trusty was born and raised in Queens, NYC. He graduated from NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2012 and is currently working in the field of Information Technology. Trusty currently serves on the Basketball Ministry and was elected to be a member of the diaconate team in February 2018. On his free time, Trusty enjoys playing and watching basketball, working out and spending time with friends over a meal.

Amy Woo

Diaconate Team

Amy was born and raised in SoCal but also lived in Korea for ~10 years mostly through middle school and high school. She returned to the U.S. for college and stayed on the East Coast since. She’s been with King’s Cross Church since Day 1 and came to know Christ during her first year of joining. She grew deeper in faith through the support of her community and the leaders she serves alongside today. She loves to learn, read various genres of books, and spend time with close friends over good coffee. She enjoys the art of stand-up comedy and is highly proficient at finding the perfect meme/gif.

Eunmi Moy

Diaconate Team

Eunmi was born in Korea and has lived in Flushing, Queens since 1991. She is an alumni of Bronx HS of Science and University of Michigan. Eunmi currently works in the hospitality/hotel industry. Having grown up in Queens, her heart is for the youth and young adults here. Eunmi currently serves on the Diaconate Team and support the Community Groups of King’s Cross Church.

Judy Chang

Diaconate Team

Judy is a Panamanian born Chinese, who grew up in Brooklyn and lived in Manhattan most of her life. She currently resides in Flushing with her sister. She is part of the King’s Cross core team and the deaconate team. Judy enjoys cooking, eating and and watching Christ work in others and her own life; and she feels that it’s even better when both are mixed together.

Lisa Fong

Diaconate Team

Lisa has been a member of LFCC since 2002. She is married to Gary Fong and they have a daughter, Avery. Lisa joined the diaconate team in Feb 2013 and is currently a part of mercy and justice ministry.

Terence Moy

Diaconate Team

Terence is a speech language pathologist working at a special education high school in Forest Hills. He currently serves as a coordinator and small group leader for the community group ministry at King’s Cross Church.

Jovita Lai

Diaconate Team

Jovita lives in Flushing with her husband, Charles, their daughter Joielle, and their dog Mochi. Charles and Jovita have been attending King's Cross since its start in 2012. Jovita loves connecting with people over good food, desserts and bubble tea. She currently works as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Urology.

Charles Lai

Diaconate Team

Charles was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Toronto, Canada, and came to NY for college. He currently resides in Flushing with his wife Jovita, their daughter Joielle, and their dog Mochi. Charles works in app design & research. He occasionally take online classes with Reformed Theological Seminary. Currently, Charles is serving as a Youth Group teacher. He says, "It's one of the ways that God has opened my eyes to the amazing work that He is doing and desires to build up in the Flushing neighborhood."

Stella Chow

Diaconate Team

Stella is a daughter, a sister, and lover of animals ("except snakes and things that crawl on their tummy"). Stella has strong introverted tendencies but God has given her a heart for those that are new to groups. She loves connecting with people in small groups. Stella enjoys sports, movies, music and cooking. She studied Biology and was on a health care path for 15 years and recently joined a FinTech start-up in a co-working space. Stella likes change and seeing the change in people.

Grace Suhu

Diaconate Team

Grace has attended LFCC since 2004 and has been part of Kings Cross church from its beginning. She is blessed with her family- her husband Matt and two beautiful children. She works as a nurse practitioner in oncology. Grace has the privilege of serving on the diaconate as part of the care coordinating team. She also serves on the praise team and is part of a discipleship group. 

Jane Xia

Diaconate Team

Jane has been attending King's Cross with her husband Curtis since 2012 and is proud to be part of this church family. Jane and Curtis have three beautiful and active children and have been blessed by watching them grow. Jane has been teaching ESL for 15 years but is currently a stay-at-home mom who enjoys getting to know other moms and share the love of Christ.

Brandon Chung

Diaconate Team (Inactive)

Brandon is a member of the King’s Cross diaconate team and has been serving on the praise team as a percussionist for the past two years. He enjoys music of all genres, including country and classical.  Brandon has a passion for shepherding the younger generations of our church as well as the Flushing community.

Minnow Park

Diaconate Team (Inactive)

Minnow is a photographer living in Sunnyside, Queens. He loves Jesus, Becky, Apple products, Korean food, and movies (in that order). Minnow has been a part of King’s Cross since it’s launch and has grown so much from the community and leadership of the elders. He currently serves as the head worship team leader.

Becky Park

Diaconate Team (Inactive)

Becky lives in Sunnyside with her husband, Minnow. She has been a member of the core team of King's Cross and had the privilege of serving the church in a variety of ministries. Becky studied Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary and she is a professional calligrapher (surprising to some, these two things go hand in hand)! Currently, Becky is a part of serving the worship ministry through the ops team.