Presenters

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Dr. Shahlahng (Kx. Ntxoov Laaj) Herr

Dr. Shahlahng Herr has been in the Ministry for 24 years. He is currently serving as the Hmong District’s Director of Church Ministry. He has a passion for biblical preaching and teaching. His passion is to assist the churches in becoming biblical both in preaching and doing.

He has a BA and a MA from Crown College, one in World Mission and the other in Church Leadership. He completed his Dmin at Anderson University with a concentration on Biblical Preaching.

He lives with his wife, Zoua Anne Herr and their four lovely daughters in Winder, GA, where he served as pastor before coming to the District Office. When he is not working, he loves snowboarding and cruising on his Honda motorcycle.

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Rev. Xeng (Kx. Swm Xeeb) Yang

Rev. Swm Xeng Yang is currently serving as the Missions Director at the Hmong District. He is also the LO&CC Secretary and Candidate developer. He is married to Dayouna Xiong Yang and has four children. He has previously served as the Senior Pastor of the Clearwater Hmong Alliance Church. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Simpson University and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries from Liberty University. He is passionate about advancing Christ's kingdom world-wide and making disciples who would go into the world with the gospel.

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Pastor Toua (Xf. Xeev Tuam) Thao

Toua is the Director of Next Generation Ministries at the Hmong District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He and his wife, Susan, are the proud parents of two sons, Ezekiel & Israel, and a daughter, Shiloh. Pastor Toua holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is passionate about Jesus, the church, and the gospel reaching the ends of the earth. Pastor Toua and his wife consider the honor of serving the Lord a privilege second to none.

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Rev. Wang Chao (Kx. Vaam Choj) Lee

Rev. Lee earned his BA Pastoral Ministry and MA in Church Ministry Leadership from Crown College. He has served as a pastor for 31 years. During those years, he and his wife, Phua have served in 4 Alliance Churches ranging from 50-1500 people. They also served as missionaries to French Guiana in South America for 4 years.

Since January of 2017, Rev. Lee has served as the director for Hmong Christian Institute (HCI) of the Hmong District. He and his wife live together with their 5 teenage children in Thornton, CO

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Kao (Kl. Nkaub) Chang

Kao and his family accepted Christ in 2010. He is a member of Hmong Alliance Church in Coon Rapids, MN. He is married to Patao Vang and they have four sons. He has previously worked as an independent filmmaker and has produced a number of films and documentaries. He has served as the Chair of the Board of Director at Noble Academy. He has also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 8 years with a deployment oversea during the Iraq War. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University and his Master of Arts from Crown College. He is passionate about sharing the gospel through the multimedia platforms hoping that those who come across our paths will be touched by God. Kao is the currently leading the Multimedia Ministry at the Hmong District.

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Connie (N. Ntxhi Pov) Thao

Connie (N. Ntxhi Pov) Thao lives in Kansas City, Kansas. She has served in various roles from 1985-2000 within the Alliance Women of the Hmong District. From 1994-2000, she served as the Director of the Alliance Women and from 2015-2018, she served as the Assistant Director of the Alliance Women. She is currently serving as the Interim Director of the Alliance Women. Connie and her husband "Ntxhi Pov" have been married for 40 years and they have 4 children.

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Dr. Aly Xiong

Dr. Aly is a member of the Hmong District Executive Committee (DEXCOM) and was elected corporate treasurer at the 2016 annual conference in Spokane, Washington. Prior to joining DEXCOM, he served as a board member of OTS (Oversea Tribal Services) and an elder at Saint Paul Hmong Alliance Church. Aly is well verse in leadership, empowerment, and change management, having served as an elementary, middle, and high school principal in Minnesota and Wisconsin; as an executive director of student services and chief equity officer for a diverse Minnesota school district of 40,000 students; as an administrator in the office of the chancellor at Minnesota State (24 state colleges and 7 state universities) and in the office of the president at St. Cloud State University.

He is licensed as a K-12 principal and superintendent of schools; has done graduate studies in law, educational administration, business administration, and most recently in theology; has done post-doctoral studies in leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Principals' Center. Professionally, Aly is currently the chief learning officer for The Sanneh Foundation in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Rev. Kevin (Kx. Paj Nquab) her

Rev. Kevin (Kx.Paaj Nquab) Her is married to his beautiful wife Marry Her of 21 years and they have four children. They are blessed with two girls and two boys ranging from 20 years to 4 years old. He has been in the pastorate for over nine years and currently serve as senior pastor at Green Bay Hmong Alliance Church. He is the current president of HD Men’s ministry of the Hmong District. He graduated with his M-Div with a focus in Biblical Study and Missions from Denver Seminary.

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Djoua (Kl. Xeev Nruag) Xiong

Djoua (Kl. Xeev Nruag) Xiong was born in Xieng Khouang, Laos and he is married to Chow H. Xiong. They have 5 children and 11 grandchildren.

Djoua graduated from a French High School in Vientiane, Laos in 1971 and School of Commerce and Community Affairs in 1975. He received a Counseling Certificate from Governor State University in Illinois. He is also a graduate of the TEE and MSP program of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

He has worked with Dr. Jacques Lemoine conducting Anthropological Research on Southeast Asia Hmong in Laos. He served as Adjustment Specialist and then Executive Director of World Relief Refugee Services in DuPage County, IL to resettle thousands of refugees from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central America, and Latin America to the United States. He was also the Founder and Executive Director of Association of Hmong in the state of Illinois. He was involved in evangelism, church planting, Hmong Bible translation and was a member of DEXCOM, and Trustee of Crown College. Djoua is also the author of “Mong Premier Learning Book, Memoirs of Fierce Battlefields about Col. Xay Dang Xiong, and Co-author of “Hmong Christian History.”

He is the current President of Oversea Tribal Services (OTS). He has served in this capacity since the year 2000. On his free time, he loves reading, writing, and traveling.