Rev. Herbert Hoefer, Ph.D. – Dr. Hoefer served for 15 years as a missionary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to India. He currently is Professor of Theology at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, and LCMS Area Director for India and Sri Lanka. He is the chairman of the Rethinking Hindu Ministry Forum. His writings have been primarily on the subject of faith and culture, most notably in the book Churchless Christianity about the non-baptized believers in Christ in India. He has written articles for Missions Frontiers magazine (US Center for World Missions).
John Dawson – John is the author of the best-selling book, Taking Our Cities for God and the groundbreaking, Healing America’s Wounds. He is the president of YWAM (over 15,000 full time staff and over 100,000 short term missionaries yearly in over 600 mission bases in more than 150 nations, founder of the International Reconciliation Coalition and a member of the Board of Regents of the University of the Nations (A Bible college with over 277 campuses in 98 nations, 51 languages and 14,000 students from162 nations annually)
Island Breeze Hawaii Board (Tom and Becky Fernandez, Peni and Paoakalani Patu, Kealoha and Taimane Kaopua, Sione and Leinaala Fruean, Eruera Kawe) – Island Breeze has a worldwide ministry and has been a pioneer in Culture Specific Evangelism since the late 1970s. Island Breeze has been a part of helping well over a 100,000 indigenous people come to know Jesus.
Joseph Ozawa, A.B., M.A.T., Ph.D. – With two degrees from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Dr. Ozawa is a licensed clinical psychologist in Hawaii and California. In Singapore, Dr. Ozawa was a Senior Psychologist with Asia Pacific Mission, Ltd. He was the Senior Director of the Family and Juvenile Justice Centre and Director of Psychological Services at the courts of Singapore as well as Head of the Psychological Services Unit at the Ministry of Community Development; in addition, he was a Senior Consultant Psychologist to the Ministry of Education of Singapore. He has consulted as a Psychologist in over 20 nations. He has ministered in over 30 nations and has been a consultant to World Vision International for 13 years in over 18 nations. He has been a lecturer at Bible colleges in the USA (including Fuller Theological Seminary), Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Rev. Mark Blair, M.A.R., Th.M. – Director, International Christian Fellowship Almaty, Kazakhstan
M.A.R. and Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary
Professor of Theology, Church of Uganda (Anglican), 1983-90
Pastor of Haili Church, 1991-97
Missionary to Kazakhstan, since 1998.
Visiting Professor, Central Asian Theological Seminary
Former Director and Professor, Kazakhstan Evangelical Christian Seminary
Rev. Sam Webb, Ph.D. – President of Grace Bible Ministries International, a network of churches and ministries in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, and abroad. Five years as a missionary to Guam from 1972-77. Since 2001 – International Apostolic Team of Morning Star International
Terry LeBlanc, PhD, D.D. – Executive Director, Indigenous Pathways, Founding Chair, Director, NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community* (Native American – Mi’kmaq/Acadian) – Terry is a leader in the Native American and indigenous movement worldwide.
Kawewehi Pundyke – Kawewehi is a Christian and a Hawaiian Cultural leader.
George Kaimiola – Hawaiian Historian with a ministry for Hawaiians and Polynesians. Educates the church and Hawaiians alike on Hawaiian history. He is a Historian at the Bailey House museum and for the Lahaina walking history tours.
Rev. Junji Ono, S.T.M. (Japan) – Rev. Ono is a divisional supervisor, Hawaii District, of the Foursquare denomination for Japanese house churches. He is one of the co-producers of “God’s Fingerprint in Japan” and is a professional interpreter.
Rev. Jorie and Christie West (Native American) – Jorie and her daughter Christie (Cherokee/Creek), perform as Sayani , their first CD, Nvda Sunalei, was nominated for the Native American Music Awards, Hoku, and Indian Summer Awards. They have a ministry to native peoples.
Kenneth Wong, J.D. – Attorney and Christian leader, Ken advises us on legal matters.
Shanette Martin – Shanette directs a successful ministry to the Colored community in South Africa.
Tom Hallas – Tom is a member of the Global Leadership Team (GLT) for YWAM and has been YWAM’s Field Director for Asia & the Pacific since 1980. He has been a missionary for 34 years.
Donna Jordan – YWAM Associates International. Donna is a sought after speaker and counselor to missionaries world-wide.
Fay Williams – Missionary for over 30 years, author of The World in Their Hearts.
David Garratt – World renowned music producer and worship leader. Founded Scripture in Song publishing and New Sound publishing.
Rev. Francis Oda, Arch.D. – Senior Pastor of New Life church (Grace Bible International) and Hawaii business leader.
Lissa Paresa – Lissa is a former Miss Aloha Hula and leader of the Glad Tidings Church (AOG) halau.