Bruce has been a Presbyterian Pastor for over 25 years serving a diversity of congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born and raised in Stockon/Sacrament he is a 3rd generation Chinese/Filipino and is deeply committed to the intersection between faith and social justice.
Bruce has served as a church planter, interim/transitional pastor, and called pastor and in 2008 he was the youngest person ever elected as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
In addition to his life as a pastor, Bruce has also been a consultant, coach, podcaster, national speaker, and writer on issues of faith, technology, race, and parenting. He is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Senior Consultant/Coach with the Emergence Network. He is the author of five books and
Bruce and his wife, Robin Pugh, have raised three children and several canines. Most importantly he is a diehard Oakland Athletics and women’s soccer fan.