Tell us a little bit about yourself
I started attending CCCTO in 2010 after getting acquainted and having a Japanese lunch (Yamatos) with Pastor Peter. I am currently co-teaching the Youth with Pastor Peter on Sundays. Then on 1st and 3rd Fridays I serve in the Youth group. The 2nd and 4th Fridays I help with an international students ministry at Cal State Northridge.
What do you do as occupation and what are your hobbies?
I have been bi-vocational from (1984-2010) serving as an associate pastor and working in the graphics industry. I used to enjoy the outdoors and the colder months (camping, skiing and snow boarding) but age and health issues has limited me to scrabble and doodling.
Why did you choose to accept the nomination to be a deacon?
I accepted the nomination after spending time seeking the Lord’s will. I have been blessed to have servant leaders who modeled servanthood. It is my humble desire to serve others and glorify Jesus.
How did God speak to you through the process?
I believe the Lord guided the process by: seeking the Lord's will in prayer; going through the deacon class; and reading the deacons experiences through the Leadership Highlights
What is one thing you look forward the most as you serve as a deacon?
I heard that the fellowship during the meetings are enriching as well as the snacks. Actually, being able to sharpen each other and help grow His church and kingdom is my goal.
Do you anticipate any challenges ahead and how can we (the Church) pray for you?
The main challenge that I face is looking for gainful employment. To balance work and ministry as many others have shared.