I became a Christian here at GVBC through the youth ministry, and served as a volunteer leader for about 7 years! God then called me to serve in Japan for a year with Overseas Missionary Fellowship (Serve Asia) in 2018. Since coming back to the states, God opened the door to study at Talbot School of Theology, and I am currently working toward an MDiv. In undergrad, I studied Human Biology before God called me into ministry. But before undergrad, I loved art and graphic design, and those are my favorite hobbies to this day. I think creativity of all kinds is a tool that God uses to connect people! I speak Japanese and have a passion to share the Gospel with the Japanese community here and abroad. I am blessed to be able to do that together with my wife Yumi, my partner in life and ministry.