Board of Directors 2019-2020
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 a pastor at Metro Christian Church in Honolulu. Brandon grew up in the islands and graduated from Kamehameha. He finished his BA at the University of Southern California and received his Masters Degree from Fuller Seminary. He is a firm believer in the next generation’s potential to rise up and make a positive difference in the world today in the name of Jesus Christ. Brandon and his lovely wife Kara are proud parents of two awesome kids.
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. Patty and her husband, Howard Hodel, 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. She directs all marketing and communications for HIM, overseeing graphics, HIM’s digital presence, print publications and marketing and fundraising campaigns. Pam shares development responsibilities with Dan and is HIM’s primary grant writer. Pam formerly hosted the Hawaiian Islands Ministries Radio Magazine, a live radio program broadcast weekly in Hawai‘i. Pam supports Dan in his pastoral ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu and has served on various church ministry teams. Pam holds a certificate in spiritual direction from Chaminade University. himonline.org
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. castlefoundation.org
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 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. mayerbrown.com
Co-founder of BlueRock Partners, LLC, Fred has spent more than 25 years working exclusively in commercial brokerage and redevelopment throughout the state of Hawai‘i. Fred was previously an Executive Vice President for 11 years in the Retail & Investment Advisory Services Divisions at CBRE, Inc. Freddie and his wife Ginger are members of 1st Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. bluerockhi.com
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. c4.church
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. tinmanministries.org
Margie worked as a librarian at the University of Hawai‘i for 20 years, after which she served 14 years as a library consultant with a Honolulu retirement residence. Margie holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a M.S. in library studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She advises the HIM board on personnel matters and serves on the nominating committee. 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. olomanaloomisisc.com
As Deputy Superintendent of the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education. Phyllis has had a life-long career as an educator in both public and private PK-12 school systems. She is former 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. 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. hawaiipublicschools.org