The Empower Asia team is made up of full time, part time and volunteer staff who provide services. We invite you to get to know what motivates us and and how we can help you or your organization.
Raised in Germany, Maik left his professional career in a private bank to use his experience to support young people in their life journey. Educated in Germany (Banking), the United Kingdom (International Business) and the USA (Theology), Maik moved to Hong Kong in 2006 to serve students in Asia as staff in different non-profit organizations before joining EA. Hong Kong is also the place where he met his wife Katie who also works with EA. He is passionate to see people discover their gifts and unfold their talents, and live life to all its fullness.
A U.S. native, Hannah moved to China in 2013 to pursue her passion of serving university students and young professionals. With a higher education in communication, she has taught, trained and advised individuals as they navigate their journey in life. She takes immense joy in witnessing someone overcome life’s obstacles by discovering who they truly are and finding their purpose. She shares this passion with her husband who also works with EA.
Will was born and raised in the United States. After university, Will worked in higher education at multiple Chinese universities as an English instructor. After returning to the U.S. in 2016, he began his consulting career providing one-on-one services with parents and students for guidance in higher education, personal development, and relationship management. He has helped hundreds of families achieve personal goals, financial stability, and long-term success through his partnership. Will returned to China in 2018 with his wife Hannah to study Mandarin Chinese and continue working alongside Chinese students. He thrives off of helping people develop into who they were meant to be.
Director of Project Management
Born and raised by immigrant parents in the USA, Henry has spent a lifetime of building and crossing bridges. After studying Economics and Criminology, Henry embarked on a career in International Banking and Information Technology in New York City and London. From the corporate world to non-profit organizations and start-ups, Henry has worked with churches and other NGOs to develop and empower young people to lead full lives that are worthy of the gift of life and to leave a positive impact on society. Whether its transcending barriers of culture, language or generations, Henry attributes his success to mentors who invested in him at various stages of life. Seeing the power of mentorship both firsthand and in many others, Henry is passionate about leading and empowering others to take part in this life-giving endeavour.
Senior Service Advisor
Katie is a native of Montgomery, Alabama USA and lived there until 2009 when she came to Hong Kong. She spent every summer in Hong Kong since 2007 coordinating English camps for teens and leading North American University students to love the city and the people in it. She has served University students for the past seven years, the last four of those in Hong Kong. She studied Nursing at Auburn University and took up counselling as she is passionate about helping people overcome obstacles in their lives so they can come to know their purpose and calling.
Andrew was born and brought up in the Black Country in the West Midlands of England. He has a military and law enforcement background and lived in Northern Ireland for much of his working life before moving to Hong Kong. He came to Hong Kong in March 1997 having studied at college in Swansea, South Wales as a mature student. During the more than 20 years spent in Hong Kong he has worked with various NGOs. He joined EA in April 2018. He and his wife Emie have been married for 20 years. They have five children, four boys and a girl born between 2000 and 2014. Andrew has been involved in mentoring young people throughout his adult life. He is keen to see them enjoy the best life they can live.