Please meet Rosalyn! She’s a new addition to Lighthouse’s staff and she’ll be serving as a biblical counseling intern. Learn a little bit about her through these questions and answers, then give her a warm welcome!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi! My name is Rosalyn Auyeung! My husband Isaac and I have been married for a little over two years. (Fun fact, our wedding was the weekend right before the COVID lockdown) I grew up in Rowland Heights but went to UT Austin for undergrad. I came back to LA to start teaching high school under the program Teach for America. After the pandemic started, I took a leap of faith and began my masters in biblical counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary. I just finished this past May!
What are your hobbies and interests? What do you do in your free time?
Too many to count! The pandemic was an especially great time for developing new hobbies including making kombucha, creating macrame plant hangers, and embroidering. I also enjoy gardening and propagating plants. Lastly, I try to stay active by going to Zumba and hot yoga every week. Hit me up if you’re ever interested in joining!
As you may know by now, the Lighthouse staff loves food. What are your favorite foods?
Some South Bay favorites include the khao soi at Sweet Rice, the combo specials from Sushi Island, and the furikake chicken at Aunty Maile’s. Currently, my favorite cookie to make at home is a knock-off version of Milk Bar’s cornflake-chocolate chip-marshmallow cookie. It is the perfect combination of everything a cookie should be: crispy, chewy, sweet and salty, and absolutely addicting.
Are there any interesting facts we should know about you?
I am the oldest of 5 children but my youngster sister is 19 years younger than me. She is turning 11 years old this summer. (I’ll let you do the math on how old I am)
How has your time in the church office been? What are you looking forward to?
I feel so blessed by the short time I’ve had in the office! One thing that stands out to me is that every person I’ve interacted with, no matter what role he or she has, is humble, welcoming, and servant-hearted. I am looking forward to building deeper relationships with the staff!
What will your role be on staff at Lighthouse?
My role is a counseling intern. I get to work with an awesome group of women this summer plus the one and only Tim St. John. Go #teamcounseling!
In what ways are you looking forward to doing ministry at Lighthouse?
I am looking forward to creating resources and vision casting for the counseling ministry as well growing in my competence as a biblical counselor.
How can we, as your church family, be praying for you?
Pray for me to be both bold and humble in seeking opportunities to learn, grow, and serve. Pray for me to deepen my understanding and love for this specific church family.
Bonus Question: If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present), who would it be and what would you ask them about?
Someone I would love the opportunity to talk to would be Bruce Lee. In my opinion, he is the most influential figure for positive Asian American representation in the US. Something I would love to ask him about is his source of confidence and his inspiration for the life philosophies he developed.