VCSL Staff

Meet our VCSL Staff

Tom Franz


Tom, his wife Monique, and their four children moved to Hong Kong in 2007 to work with a humanitarian organisation. He has done humanitarian projects and provided disaster relief from North Korea to North Africa. He believes that God’s heart is for us to give a voice to those with no voice, to protect the weak and vulnerable, to reach out to the marginalised within our communities, and to fight oppression with love and justice.

John Macpherson


Originally from New Zealand, John worked for 15 years as a child and family social worker with a Christian support service. He and his wife Anne, moved to Hong Kong in 2003, and began attending The Vine where he was appointed to the elder’s board in 2005. John joined us as our refugee pastor in 2007, where he helps to oversee our RAS ministry.

Tony Read

Justice Advocate

Tony, with his wife Drusilla and their family came to Hong Kong in 1986 and has been part of The Vine Church’s leadership team right from its commencement in 1997. He is also one of the Founding Pastors the church. His role as Justice Advocate in order to connect the church with the social issues of the day so that it can become a strong voice for justice in the city.

Lolly Law

Development & Relationship Manager

Lolly worked as flight attendant for seven years before she joining The Vine Church as Relationship Manager in 2010. Four years later, she re-positioned to VCSL. She manages donor relationships and champions our major events, such as the Telema theatre production, Band of Riders Bike-a-thon, and Home & Away Football Tournament. These events aim to raise funds and awareness for VCSL.

Tina Chan

STOP. Project Manager

Tina joined STOP. (Stop Trafficking of People) as Project Manager in April 2015. She has lived in in New Zealand, Norway, and Hong Kong. Her passion for forced migration, especially human trafficking, developed whilst pursuing her master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies at Central European University. Prior to joining STOP., Tina has experience working with non-governmental organisations, such as Amnesty International and Christian Action. Besides STOP., Tina is an independent researcher, keen reader, and traveller – she is currently conducting research and about to publish an article on the influence of non-governmental organizations in Hong Kong.

Roy Njuabe

RAS Ministry Lead Pastor

Roy is our Refugee and Asylum Seeker (RAS) Pastor. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Theology and has five years of experience working with RAS. Originally from Cameroon, Roy married Lisa from Hong Kong and together have two beautiful daughters, Peniel and Mizpah. As a family they enjoy the multicultural dynamics in spiritual oneness. Roy is very passionate to see God transforming the lives of RAS, spiritually and physically.

Lilian Warui

RAS Pastoral Assistant

Aline Ruzzon

OPP Administrator

Aline, from Brazil, administers our Keeping Kids in Kindergarten Programme. She holds a post graduate degree in Business Economics with over seven years of work experience in the private sector. In 2015, Aline relocated to Hong Kong and joined VCSL, which gave her the opportunity to work with her passion for education and social justice. Aline dreams of travelling the world, to learn about different cultures, history, and lifestyles. In her free time, Aline loves to going to the beach, doing yoga, and cooking.

Lynette Coyne

OPP Administrative Support

Originally from Chicago, Lynette moved to Hong Kong four years ago with her family and joined VCSL in April 2016. Lynette is a Certified Public Accountant and also a former Peace Corps Volunteer. She has lived in Colombia, Slovakia, Japan, and now Hong Kong. She enjoys spending time with her family and playing tennis.