The Rev. Merry Chan Ong was born in the Philippines to Chinese parents. While there, she earned an MS in Education and an MS in Divinity, and served as a Christian School Principal. She immigrated to the United States in 2002 to prepare for the Episcopal Priesthood. She is the founder and director of the After School and Summer School programs at two San Francisco Episcopal churches.  She attended the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and completed all the required Anglican studies.   Prior to coming to Our Saviour, she served as Deacon at St. James Episcopal Church, Director of the After School and Summer School Programs at True Sunshine Episcopal Church, North of Market Area Missioner, and as Interim Vicar at Christ Episcopal Church Sei Ko Kai.  

The Rev. Merry Chan Ong has diverse experience in the skills needed for the Rector at Our Saviour. These include administration, management, leadership, program creation, youth and adult ministry, pastoral care, preaching, and motivating and inspiring others. She also has experience in multicultural work, team building, education, music and song. She has a special ability to connect with and guide children and teenagers, and they end up feeling like a member of her family.  The Rev. Merry Chan Ong speaks five languages:  Cantonese, Mandarin, Fukienese, Tagalog, and English

Rector’s Vision

Rector’s Vision:

A Strong, safe and self-sufficient Parish with programs for

children, youth and adults that will deepen our spiritual lives and help us become

effective instruments of social justice and outreaching Oakland and beyond.





The Rev. Merry Chan Ong contact information:

Tel: (510) 834-6447