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Presiding Bishop announces retirement of Peter Ng as Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific

November 9, 2016
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has announced the retirement of Canon Peter C. Ng from his position as Episcopal Church Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific, a position he has held since 2005.

“The true Christ-centered holiness, humility and humanity of Peter have made him a bridge person between cultures and peoples and churches in Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Americas,” Presiding Bishop Curry said.  “He has helped us all to make real the old song that says — in Christ there is no east nor west, in him no south or north, but one great fellowship of love, throughout the whole wide earth.”

Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, Ng moved to the United States in 1969 and resides in Queens, NY. Since 1989, Ng has served as a professional lay employee for the Episcopal Church, working with national, diocesan and local church organizations, councils and networks.

“I have been enriched by the opportunity to the witness the Church from a perspective that few are given and I am proud to have been a member of the staff of the Presiding Bishop,” Ng said.

Among his duties, positions and responsibilities with the Episcopal Church:

  • President of the Board of St. Margaret House of Trinity Church since 2007-2010
  • Member of the Board of Directors Foundation for Theological Education in SE Asia since 2005 and Board Chair since 2011.
  • President Emeritus of the Episcopal Asia American Ministry Council, since 2003.
  • Honorary Lay Canon of Episcopal Church in the Philippines since 2012 –  present
  • Vestry Member of Trinity Church, Wall Street 2009 – 2015
  • Social Transformational Fellow for Trinity Church, Wall Street          2004 – 2005
  • The Global Episcopal Mission Network, Official Representative for the Episcopal Diocese of New York, 1997 – 2001
  • Member of Executive Council of the Episcopal Church 1992 – 1997
  • President of the Episcopal Asia American Ministry Council, 1997 – 2002.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of The Anglican Communion Observer at the UN, 2001 –  2004
  • Program Director for the Bishop Richard F. Grein Jubilee Community Center, the First Asian Jubilee Center of the Episcopal Church, 1992 – 2010


Ng’s retirement takes effect in February 2017.

“Peter’s contributions to our Church and the Communion are too many to list,” noted the Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson, Ph.D., Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond The Episcopal Church. “He has been a remarkable gift to us all, and will be greatly missed.”

Amanda Skofstad

Public Affairs Officer

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