Board of Directors 2015-2016
The Hawaiian Islands Ministries (HIM) board of directors is a composite of men and women with expertise in Christian ministry, conference planning, nonprofit organizations, education, business, theology, and finances.
Brandon Ahu serves as the assistant pastor at Metro Christian Church in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. A graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Southern California, he received an M.A. in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. With years of experience as a pastor for high schoolers and young adults, Brandon’s heart is for young people to awaken and rise up to the call placed on this generation! He and his wife Kara recently celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter, Alana.
Patty retired from 18 years in banking to raise her family. During her work career, she managed teams in leveraged financing at Deutsche Bank / Bankers Trust, and in corporate finance at Bank of America / Continental Bank. Before joining the corporate arena, she interned at the World Bank. She received a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. in finance from Cornell University, and an international business management degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She lived on the mainland before relocating to Hawai‘i in 2003 with her husband, Howard Hodel. They have three children who consider Hawai‘i home. They are members of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. She free-lances as a community volunteer and is a board trustee of KCAA Preschools of Hawai‘i.
Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu since 1994, Dan was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He left an early career in television broadcast journalism at KGMB-TV, the CBS-affiliate in Honolulu (1972–75) to commit to full-time Christian ministry. Dan served as an associate pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1985 to 1992, where he was responsible for helping grow the church’s first singles ministry to more than 3,000 adults. Dan received his M.Div. and D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he now serves as a trustee. Dan also has an M.A. in cinema production from the University of Southern California and has helped produce and direct several award-winning Christian films. fpchawaii.org / himonline.org
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Pam holds a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. Pam is responsible for communications for HIM, overseeing all graphics, publications, and HIM conference brochures, and is also strongly involved in development. Pam formerly hosted the Hawaiian Islands Ministries Radio Magazine, a live radio program broadcast weekly in Hawai‘i. Pam partners with Dan in his pastoral ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, where she has served on numerous church ministry teams. The Chuns’ three adult children live and work in three of the world’s leading cities: San Francisco, New York and London.
Chair of the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation and Kane‘ohe Ranch Company in Kailua, Hawai‘i, Mitch formerly served as president and CEO of Victoria Ward, Limited. Prior to that he was president and COO of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. Mitch is a former partner and management committee member of the Honolulu law firm of Goodsill, Anderson Quinn & Stifel. He is a past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i as well as the Rotary Club of Honolulu. Mitch and his wife, Bambi, are members of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, where he is a ruling elder.
Larry is a partner and firm-wide director of the Global Tax Practice at Mayer Brown LLP, in Palo Alto, CA, where he advises clients in all matters of tax controversy, planning and tax strategy. From 1999 to 2003, Larry served as Commissioner of the Large and Mid-Size Business Division within the IRS. Prior to his IRS tenure, Larry served for over 21 years as Vice President, Tax, Licensing and Customs at Hewlett-Packard. Larry is an elder at Menlo Park Church in Menlo Park, CA, and sits on several non-profits boards, including Fuller Theological Seminary, Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship/USA, and The Lowell Berry Foundation. Larry and his wife, Sue, are members of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California.
Kiha is the church health coach for the Hawai‘i Foursquare District and a pastor at C4 Church (Christ Centered Community Church) in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. His construction company, Steelframe Home Builders, has done work for corporate entities such as AT&T, Hewlett Packard and General Motors Canada, and has also built medical and dental clinics overseas. Kiha is a trainer for the national non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance, delivering workshops to thousands of coaches, parents, and high school and college athletes. A graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Kiha received his B.S. from Stanford University. He and his wife, Heidi, have a blended family of five children.
Jeff is founder and executive director of Tin Man Ministries, which educates, trains and mentors men to live, love, and lead with wholehearted passion and integrity. He speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of issues including biblical masculinity, fatherhood, spiritual formation, leadership, and relational authenticity. Previously, Jeff served as a fellow at the Sage Hill Institute, an initiative for authentic Christian leadership. He received his M.Th. and M.Div. from Western Seminary, holds a bachelor’s from Yale University in organizational behavior, and is working towards a master’s and license in professional counseling. Jeff has served on boards of several national ministries. He and his wife, Brenda, reside in Nashville, Tennessee, and have six children.
Margie retired from the University of Hawai‘i library after 20 years, and recently retired again from 14 years as a library consultant with a Honolulu retirement residence. Margie holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.S. in library studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Margie and her husband, Kit, former business writer for the Honolulu Advertiser, are members of Central Union Church in Honolulu.
Alan is the chairman, CEO & president of Olomana Loomis ISC. He has 30 years of experience in executive counsel, reputation management, business development, revenue strategy, marketing and data analytics. He has worked with corporations and businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to develop and implement effective, integrated campaigns encompassing marketing, business development, nonprofit fund development, brand management, advertising, communications and stakeholder engagement. Alan served as president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Aloha Chapter and has held numerous board leadership positions for organizations and professional associations at the local, regional and national levels. Alan enjoys indigenous history and culture, travel, ethnic and gourmet cuisines, and the cinematic and performing arts.
Phyllis has had a life-long career as an educator in both public and private PK-12 school systems. Until January 2017, she was managing director of Ho`olaukoa Educational Systems and Strategies for Kamehameha Schools in Hawai‘i, where she was responsible for leading educational data system and assessment design, curriculum and instruction support, educational research and college/career success, digital innovations, and performance evaluation and career pathways for educators and leaders. She previously held roles as teacher, principal, personnel officer, deputy district superintendent, and administrator in the Hawai‘i Department of Education. Phyllis has master’s degrees in educational administration (University of Hawai‘i) and in special education (University of Oregon). She is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, where she in involved in children’s ministry, adult church curriculum, and missions.