Our group name comes from the Hawaiian word “Ohana” which means “family…where nobody gets left behind—or forgotten,” the main theme from the Disney movie, “Lilo and Stitch.” Making the transition from single life to married life can be unexpectedly challenging. But we believe that building the foundation of your marriage and family on Jesus Christ and the Word of God among a strong community of believers makes it stronger and that you can keep growing so that others around you may also come to know God and His love.
Daniel & Clara
Hi, we’re Daniel and Clara Lee and we are the directors of Ohana, the “newer” married couples ministry. We met at church in Berkeley over 30 years ago while serving in the Young Adult ministry. We married in 1993 in Campbell where Daniel grew up, never imagining that we would one day move from the East Bay to Silicon Valley to help start a new church. Over the past 25 years, we have walked with many singles and married couples navigating their faith journey through the ups and downs of life and helping to train a new generation of leaders. Daniel is a software engineer and Clara is a residential realtor but in our spare time, Daniel enjoys listening to all kinds of music, Clara loves planning parties with a theme and together we love good food, spending time with friends and family and traveling to scenic places…our favorites are Monterey and Hawaii.
Fear not, you are not alone in this parenting journey! We are a group of families with young children in the newborn-elementary school age range. Amidst this busy phase of our lives, we seek to GROW our faith (and our children’s!) in Christ while building accountable, prayerful relationships with one another. Our group has regular bible study and fellowship meetings. We are unfazed by bulky strollers, crying babies and attention-seeking toddlers. We welcome you to join us and GROW together in Christ!
Kah Seng & Serene
Hello there! We’re Kah Seng and Serene, coordinators of the Bridgeway GROW ministry. Originally from Singapore, we met as college students at MIT where we attended the same Christian fellowship group. We married in 2008, graduated MIT a week later(!) and moved to Silicon Valley for grad school and work. Kah Seng currently works at Airtable and Serene at Google.
PURPOSE- We know that our lives can be very challenging as we grow older– at our workplaces and as we raise kids. Yet, we have each other to encourage and spur one another toward Christ and to reach out to others. Ultimately, only Christ’s strength can carry us through.
GROUP KEY VERSE: Col 3:1 (ISV) Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God.
Scott & Cindy