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Details of retreat

Wait, what? You want to know what you're getting into? What about taking a leap of faith? Oh very well, I wouldn't want your cat to die of curiosity.

Speaker: Fred Mok

As a second-generation Chinese American who grew up in San Jose, Fred has always loved to ask questions. During high school, he and his family became followers of Jesus when they lived in Atlanta for his dad's work. After returning to San Jose, his parents helped launch Chinese Church in Christ - South Valley (CCIC-SV). After graduating from UC Berkeley, he worked at IBM and Hitachi for nine years. In 2006, he joined the pastoral staff of CCIC-SV and received his Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary a year later. In 2016, Fred joined Garden City Church as Associate Pastor and was sent out to plant a church in 2020.

Fred is husband to Judy and they have four children: Caleb (22), Micah (20), Abby (18), and Elliot (15). He enjoys reading about personal finance, dating, and behavioral economics, blogging about culture, playing sports with his boys, and dancing with his daughter.

Campground: Mt. Gilead

Mt. Gilead is chock full of awesome spaces and things to do. From remarkably decent camp food, to a zipline and a pool, to constant immersion in God's creation -- this campsite has always been a blessing to all who come. Located in Sebastapol, CA, it is approximately a 3 hour drive from the South Bay. Check out their website for more information.


Retreat runs from Friday August 2 to Monday August 5. Here is an approximate schedule of events.