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LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE


As a congregational church, important TMC decisions are made by members. Those decisions are guided by an overall Leadership Team (currently Motomichi Harada, Kevin Hui, Luke Chatelain, Satoru Ueda, and Dale Little) and language-specific Ministry Teams led by Motomichi (Japanese), Luke (English), and Kevin (Chinese). The overall leadership language of TMC is English but Ministry Teams function in the language of their choice.

LEADERS


Motomichi (Moto) Harada

Japanese ministries pastor since 2019
Raised in a typical non-Christian Japanese family in Kochi, Moto grew up as a physics-loving atheist. Yet he came to know Christ when he was studying in the US. After completing his Ph.D. in physics there, he worked for an IT company in Japan. But he decided to become a pastor and went to Singapore Bible College for his theological studies. As a "returnee" himself who came to Christ abroad and returned to Japan, he is passionate about helping returnees remain in Christ and grow as Christians in Japan. His wife, Naoko, grew up in a Christian family in Japan, and studied puppet theater in the Czech Republic. Moto & Naoko have two young children.
Moto's blog (in Japanese): fortheperson.jp

Luke Chatelain

English ministries part-time pastor since 2021
After nine years with Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, primarily in Asia, Luke & Hannah returned to Japan and joined TMC as a part-time English ministries pastoral couple. They are both US citizens, and Hannah is also Japanese. They are a busy bi-vocational couple with one young child.

Kevin Hui

Chinese ministries apprentice since 2013
Coming from Macau Sharing Love Church (an Evangelical Free Church) and sent by OneCircle mission agency in Hong Kong, Kevin holds a Portuguese passport. His wife, Grace, is a citizen of China Macau. While studying in the English theology and culture program of Tokyo Christian University, Kevin did his church practicums at TMC’s primary partner church, Musashino Chapel Center (English Department), and then at TMC. Kevin & Grace have one young child.
Kevin’s website (in Chinese): www.hui.tokyo

Satoru Ueda

Finances
After returning to Japan from several years in Singapore, Satoru & Haruna discovered TMC when walking by our rental facility in 2014. They have one young child.

Dale Little

TMC church planting missionary since 2013
Dale & Ann are the founding missionary church planting couple of TMC, launching the church in their apartment complex. Dale provides TMC oversight while Ann teaches children and encourages TMC ladies. Dale was born and raised in Japan as a Canadian “missionary kid” and now also has US citizenship. Ann is from Maine US. Together they coordinate the Asia ministry of ServeBeyond (EFC of Canada) and Dale teaches theology part-time in Japanese at Japan Bible Seminary. Dale & Ann's three adult children are married, living and working in the US (Michigan, Missouri, and California). They have three grandchildren.
Dale and Ann’s website: tokyolittles.net
ServeBeyond Asia website: servebeyond.asia
Dale’s academic profile: itheology.net/about

COOPERATING MISSIONARIES


Duane Dietze
Duane was seconded to TMC from ReachGlobal (EFC of America) from 2014 until his scheduled 2022 retirement back home in Wisconsin US. His primary role has been to help launch and establish TMC's Japanese ministries, while also serving in English ministries. His bilingual preaching and interpretation will be missed!

Jon & Laura Prins
Jon & Laura are missionaries with ServeBeyond (EFC of Canada). Jon joined TMC in 2015 and Laura in 2018. Jon is from Minnesota US but was raised in Japan as a “missionary kid.” Laura is from New Jersey US. Jon officiates at weddings and often preaches at TMC as well as other EFC of Japan churches. Laura teaches outreach English classes in three EFCJ churches in Saitama and encourages TMC ladies. Jon & Laura have three adult children in Minnesota and five grandchildren.