Cha Lo was born in Laos. His family fled Laos to Thailand at the end of the Vietnam War,1975, at the age of seven. After living in a couple of the refugee camps in Thailand for four and a half years, his family immigrated to the United States. His family settled in St. Paul, Minnesota as a result of the help and sponsorship of First Covenant Church of St. Paul. Cha attended First Covenant Church in his earlier years while growing up in Minnesota. He has been living in Minnesota since his arrival in 1980.
By the grace of God, Cha was saved in 1997. After being saved, God had given Cha a strong desire to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others. Cha is married to his wife, Maychoua Anne Lo, and they have been married since 1990. They have two grown sons, Tyler and Trevor. Cha had retired from 3M Company after 32 years working in the Research and Development areas.
Cha and his family visited Beacon of Hope Church early in 2010, and later in the same year became charter members. Cha then served as one of the Deacons (2011-2013) and then as an Elder since June 2013. And currently, he also serves as an assistant to the lead pastor in operations, and a Board Member of LifeGate Worldwide, an organization dedicated to evangelism and church-planting. Cha also has been involved in Outreach and Evangelism Ministry and teaching men studies, and Chronicles of Redemption, an evangelistic course.