Calling Everyone: Memories of EAST in the Past 30 Years

EAST is celebrating 30 years of “developing servant leaders!”

It has been an incredible journey and we are so thankful that you have been a part of these 30 years. To celebrate our history, we are producing a booklet to remember the Lord’s goodness to us in these 30 years.

If you are a current or past student, staff, or faculty of EAST, we would like to invite YOU to share YOUR story about the school with us.

It can be a story (of not more than 300 words), a poem or a drawing (with explanation). Here are some prompts:

1. My fondest memories of EAST.

2. My greatest lesson in EAST.

3. How did EAST impact my life.

Selected entries that will be featured in the booklet will receive a token of appreciation from us. Please email your story by 20 August 2022 to

Thanks so much for sharing your stories of EAST.

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EAST Alumna Sophie Lo as Mother, Wife & Christlike Leader

L to R: Nelson Lo, Hannah Lo (17), Sophie Lo, Joshua Lo (15)

Leading up to this Mother’s Day weekend, we are featuring an EAST alumna and EAST staff Mrs Sophie Lo who is a mother, wife and leader in EAST Community. Sophie is a mother to two teenagers, Hannah (17) and Joshua (15), wife to EAST’s Dean of Administration Mr Nelson Lo, and works in the EAST HR Department. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (2020) and was awarded the Spiritual Multiplier Award. Currently. Sophie also oversees the social media platforms for the WOW MOM ministry of Cru Singapore. Below is an interview with her on her juggling responsibilities among her varied roles and thoughts on motherhood.

  1. Sophie, how did you manage to juggle your responsibilities as a wife and mother while also completing your studies, and fulfilling your duties at the EAST HR department?

Slow and steady described my study journey at EAST. When my kids were very young, I took one course at a time, so that I could give attention to my kids and yet reaped the benefits from my studies. As my kids grew older and more independent, I began to take on more courses in order to complete my program within a time frame. The journey was slow and took me a very long time. Fellow students who started their program at the same time or even after me, have graduated one after another while I would still be registering for courses to complete my credits requirement. Despite the slowness and length of time taken, I have enjoyed my studies thoroughly, was able to apply most of what I learnt in my ministry, and could also fulfil my duties at the EAST HR department.

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Alumnus Lim Nan – Changed Trajectory Through EAST

Left to right: Christy, Emmaus, Lim Nan, Ekklesia


EAST alumnus Lim Nan who graduated with a Master of Arts in Mission and Evangelism (the discipline is now known as Intercultural Studies) first stepped into EAST because the school was located nearby his then workplace. From taking a few classes to finally becoming a program student, studying at EAST has totally changed the trajectory of his life.

Upon graduation he served as a principal of a refugee school in the Middle East together with his wife. He then returned to Singapore, saw God’s providing two miracle children, and is currently an associate lecturer at SIM Global Education. But his heart still beats ever strongly for missions and especially for the refugees. Later this year, he and his young family will take time off and travel to serve refugees in difficult places including the displaced Ukrainian refugees. Below is a recent interview done with him.

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“EAST is a very family-oriented seminary!” – Alumna Jessie Suciati

Alumna Jessie Suciati with her husband Colonel Gene Tan, daughter Shannah, and twin boys Reuel and Leeron.

Alumna Jessie Suciati has recently relocated back to Singapore with her three children, daughter Shannah (14), and twin boys Reuel (10) which means “friend of God” in Hebrew, and Leeron (10) which means “my song”, after being away in Jarkarta for the past four years. Her husband Gene Tan serves as a Colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces and since their early days of marriage, they have moved from places to places due to different military assignments received.

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Korean Alumnus served in New Zealand: Eric Lee Jaesun


EAST Korean Alumnus Mr Eric Lee Jaesun came to EAST to pursue his Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies in 2016 and completed the program in May 2018. EAST News caught up with how he has been doing since his graduation with some short interview questions below.

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