Meet the Team
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Kohei Takeda is a pastor in Japan, but he has just returned from the United States where he was serving at Highrock Covenant Church in Boston and was also receiving education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University. At Highrock Church, he has led an international ministry reaching out to the professionals mostly from Japan and China. In 2 years after launching the ministry, over 25% of Japanese resident in the area have connected with the church. Because of the impact on the Japanese community in Boston, he was invited to speak at MIT for the Boston Japanese Researchers Forum to share about the Bible and Christianity with the national leaders of Japan. Prior to the United States, Kohei was working in Tokyo for a pharmaceutical company as a researcher to lead global clinical trials with over 40 countries. Now his passion as a pastor is to make Jesus' disciples "who make disciples," that is, evangelism and discipleship through the local church (the Great Commission, Matt 28:19-20).
Bolortuya Damdinjav became a follower of Christ when she was a university student. She served Mongolia Mission Center full time as a Training Department director and the executive director from 1998-2015 after receiving several trainings with YWAM. In 2015, she went to Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL completing her graduate studies in Intercultural Studies and Missions. Currently, she is serving as a church researcher in partnership with Mongolia Evangelical Alliance and One Challenge Intl. Her passion is to mobilize younger generation to missions via training and research.
Ray (Su-rey) Peng started full time ministry with Operation Mobilization onboard MV DOULOS from 2003-2007 and an international Programme Officer of World Vision Taiwan from 2008-2010. Ray currently serves as the chairman of United Mission of Taiwan(UMOT). He dreams of encouraging more young followers of Christ to step out of their comfort zones and disciple the nations. He also devotes himself to increase mission awareness and mobilization in the Chinese-speaking world. He wears several hats including on the Executive Leadership Team of Global Mobilization Network(GMN), member of East Asia Lausanne YLGen leadership, and serves as National Coordinator for Kairos and Perspectives courses in Taiwan. Ray and Miuer(Yi-Yun) Lin were married in 2009 and have a seven-year-old son, Emmanuel.
Hyejin serves as the director for YLGen Korea, a staff for Eagles YWAM, and the adjunct professor at Hanyang University. She is a graduate of UC Irvine and Temple University studying Economics, completes Ph.D. at Yonsei University studying Business Administration, and in the process of studying theology at Torch Trinity Graduate University. Hyejin teaches Finance at Hanyang and Yonsei University. She is involved in connecting the younger leaders in Korea and in East Asia, raising marketplace workers to be light and salts in the workplace, and looking for that the marketplace transformation leads city transformation and the city transformation contributes to the Global mission. Hyejin is single and willing to follow the way as the Lord leads.
Manna Man is a Hong Kong missionary working in Japan. His first short team mission was the 2 years program serving on the OM Ship Doulos in 2008. After that, he worked in OM Hong Kong for mission mobilisation till 2012. For pursuiting of having a deeper reflection and theological training on mission, he finished a MTh in contextual theology in All Nations Christian College. Soon after, he and his wife Kinya have moved to Sendai Japan in 2017 and worked with the OM Team there. In remark, with the gift of artistic sense, Manna is passionate about communicating the gospel in different art-forms. He has wrote few dramas in Japanese context and Pakistani context in order to deliever God's message in people's culture.
Kinya Leong currently serves in Japan as an OM missionary from Macau. She started her OM journey after she has graduated from National Taiwan University in chemistry. While doing ministry on the MV Doulos with 350 Christians from all around the world, she has realised deeply about the need of the world. It made her continue serving in cross-cultural mission in Hong Kong in pioneering the Muslim ministry among the ethnic minority there from 2011 to 2013. Later she went to All Nations Christian College and achieved her MTh in contextual theology in 2016. Since then, the Lord called her and her husband Manna to serve in Japan. They settle in Sendai where many people are still in trauma about the 311 tsunami. Kinya's passion is to see more missionaries to engage in mission with a culturally appropriated message.
Korean Planning Team
Communications/Logistics / Volunteers