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Eugene and his wife, Minhee, are the founders of One Day’s Wages. Eugene also serves as Executive Director of Q Cafe - a community non-profit cafe and music venue - and as the lead pastor of a church in Seattle, Washington. He received his B.A. from University of California, Davis and his Masters degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.
Eugene has great commitments to issues of mercy, justice, and compassion – much of which was formed through his research and vision trips to South Africa, Central America, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. He and his wife founded One Day’s Wages because they were simply challenged that while they couldn’t change the entire world, they could nevertheless make an impact in the lives of others. Their hope and vision is not to give handouts but to assist, equip and empower people to help one another lift themselves out of poverty.
Eugene has been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Seattle Times, NPR and CBS News. He and Minhee have been married for sixteen years and have three kids.
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Cindy Wang Brandt
Cindy was raised as a true Third Culture Kid. Born and raised in Taiwan and having attended an American International School, she is fluent in both Mandarin and English as well as versed in both cultures. Cindy studied both Business and Theology at Wheaton College and pursued a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary before embarking on a six year adventure in China with a Christian non-profit organization. She now lives back in her hometown in Taiwan with her husband and two children, working as an administrative assistant at her children's school. She also runs an online girl's clothing business on the side.
Cindy has traveled extensively and seen poverty firsthand in various places in Asia. She believes deeply in the vision of One Day's Wages and joined the movement in hopes of becoming a louder advocate for the global poor.
Minhee and her husband, Eugene, are the co-founders of One Day's Wages.
Minhee was born in South Korea and moved to the United States in her twenties to begin her family and adventures with Eugene. Together they have three children, and Minhee has spent most of her recent years as a "domestic engineer." Now that all three are in public school, she is a marriage and family therapist in Seattle.
Minhee graduated from Songshin University and received her Masters degree in Psychology from Ehwa Women's University in South Korea.
Michael “hails” from Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, obtaining his BS Engineering and MBA. His MBA focus was on social entrepreneurship and nonprofit collaboration, including impact investing and business strategies for poverty alleviation.
Michael has worked at Deloitte (Chicago) and the Union Gospel Mission (Seattle), where he met his wife while working with at-risk youth. After serving as VP of Operations at an entrepreneurial stage medical device manufacturer in Michigan, he and his family relocated back to Seattle. While there he also established the company’s tithe and giving program, focused on supporting domestic and global medical relief organizations.
Michael loves learning about how organizational and investment best practices can be applied to best serve the underserved - in a way that is respectful, impactful and sustainable. He is married with two young kids and enjoys playing ice hockey and watching Michigan football.