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Sunrise over the Wheat Field

I was born in Bangkok, Thailand. I am a Cambodian American. I was a Third Culture Kid (TCK) of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. I am originally from Rhode Island but have moved multiple times throughout the United States, Cambodia, and Malaysia. From a young age, I felt a calling to serve others. Initially, my aspiration was to establish a boba shop in San Jose, combining business and ministry. However, God had a different plan for me and now I am serving as a Youth Pastor. I desire to empower students to cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus. I aspire to witness our students lead Spirit-driven lives. My wife, Sarah, and I have made San Jose our home and we love our community! I enjoy playing soccer, supporting Chelsea FC/Boston Bruins, and drinking coffee. A fun fact about me is my broken humor and we'll keep it at that!

I received a B.A. in Youth & Social Ministry from Crown College.

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

Psalm 116:1-2

Sam Kes


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