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Co-founder of Hawaiian Islands Ministries (HIM) with his wife Pam, Dan has been senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu (FPC) since 1994. Prior to that he was associate pastor with singles at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church from 1985-1992 and previously served at FPC as associate pastor.

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Dan left an early career in television broadcast journalism with the Hawai’i CBS-affliliate KGMB-TV to commit to full-time Christian ministry. Dan holds an MDiv and Dmin from Fuller Seminary, where he also serves on the board of trustees. Dan also has an MA in cinema production from the University of Southern California. Dan’s book How to Pick a Spouse boldly aims to eradicate divorce by helping people choose wisely. [ |

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Through Susan’s passion for serving others, she discovered her calling in the health care field. She currently serves as The Queen’s Health System Senior Vice President, West O‘ahu Region and Chief Operating Officer, The Queen’s Medical Center–West O‘ahu, overseeing operations and providing leadership in the growth and development of the 20-acre campus. She previously served as Hawai‘i Regional Hospital Administrator and Regional Vice President for Quality, Safety and Service for the Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan and Hospital, a position she held for 10 years. At Kaiser, she managed their 318-bed hospital, which has an annual operating budget of $300 million and a staff of over 2,000. 

Susan is a graduate of Punahou, earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Hawai’i and an MBA in Health Services from the University of Dallas. Her successful career in the health care field has also included positions at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, and Women's Hospital of Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

A resident of Ko’olina, Susan is committed to her West O‘ahu community. Her faith plays an important role in her life. In her free time, she enjoys walking and hiking with groups of friends, especially on Diamond Head and in Ho‘omaluhia. Susan and husband Kevin, a retired cardiothoracic surgeon, love to spend time with their three daughters and their families. They have five grandchildren. 

Chris serves as Executive Director of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. He was previously a corporate attorney in Honolulu and Silicon Valley. Chris received his B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. in Theology from Evangelical Divinity School, and his J.D. from NYU Law.

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 extensively with corporations and businesses of all sizes, 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.

Active in the community, Alan was a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management and also 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 frequently serves as a guest speaker at industry conferences and professional association meetings. A man of many interests, Alan enjoys indigenous history and culture, travel, ethnic and gourmet cuisines, and the cinematic and performing arts.

As Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group, Ruthann oversees the human resources and planning function, which includes organizational development and culture, benefits/compensation/ payroll, HR administration, internal communications, and host relations and engagement.

Prior to joining Outrigger, Ruthann was Vice President of Human Resources at Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and Senior Vice President, People Services Group for Hawaiian Airlines. Ms. Yamanaka also spent 16 years with Bank of Hawaii, with roles in internal communications, marketing and sales, customer service and organizational culture, and served as Senior Vice President and Assistant Director of Human Resources during her final three years with the company. Her background also includes five years in health care with the Waimanalo Children & Youth Program and the Head Start Program.

Ruthann’s career reflects a deep commitment to the local community. Her activities include serving as past chair of the board of the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, past president of the Junior League of Honolulu, and co-founder of the Guild for Child & Family Services (CFS). She is currently on the board of Variety School of Hawaii and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation and was appointed by the Chief Justice of the State of Hawai’i as a member of the Judicial Performance Review Panel.

Ruthann earned her master's degree in Public Health from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California (USC).