Rich & Memie Kao
Founder and Pastor of Vision and Teaching
Rich comes to Vancouver after 12 years of pastoring in Minneapolis, MN with City Hill Fellowship, a congregation of 650 some blue-eyed, blond-haired, Scandinavians. Besides leading this church, Rich served on City Hill’s church planting team which gave oversight to 20 some sister churches.
Rich travels abroad regularly encouraging leaders and key churches in Asia while serving as a conference speaker. Rich leads the Five Stones Apostolic Team which is dedicated to church planting and building up missional churches around the world.
Rich served on the Cabinet of Canadians for the nations' 150th birthday, and has served the Harper administration and now the Trudeau administration on issues of religious freedom and human rights. Rich has degrees in biology (BA-Carleton College), immunology (MS-Univ. of Minnesota) and a doctorate in strategic and organizational leadership (D.SL-Regent University). He and his wife, Memie, have four adult children, Kimmie, Heidi, Holly and Matt.