JEMS is being a new Season
We are excited to announce that due to the growth of JEMS in both the international and domestic ministries, the Executive Director role has been restructured to bring in executive leadership over each of these aspects of the JEMS ministry.
Starting September 18, Rev. Rick Chuman will step into a new role as Co-Executive Director of International Missions. Rick had this to say about the new change. “When I joined JEMS in 2009, I told the Board of Directors that my passion and vision is to reach the Japanese. With this new organizational change, I am able to return to my original reason for joining JEMS, which was my passion towards reaching the Japanese be it in Japan or South America!” He will oversee the ministries in Japan and South America. This will include member care, partnership building with churches/mission agencies in Japan, South America and the US. He will also lead the US international office and the JEMS “Japan” administrative office.
Joining Rick will be Kenny Wada, who will serve as the new Co-Executive Director of Domestic Missions. When asked, Kenny shared the following: “I’m so grateful for this opportunity that the Lord has opened up for me at JEMS. I’m looking forward to coming alongside the staff and volunteers who have faithfully and sacrificially served the Lord for decades in AACF, Mount Hermon and more.” Kenny will primarily focus on the AACF campus ministry while devoting a portion of his time to strengthening partnerships with local churches. He will also support the Mount Hermon, sports and music ministry teams.
Mark Okada, representing the board sends this message to you all: "The JEMS board is praising God for His faithfulness and abundance in providing for this important addition to the leadership team. We are excited to see how God will grow His kingdom through the strong leadership of Rick and Kenny."
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"JESUS TO EVERY JAPANESE,
JESUS EVERY DAY."
LESS THAN 1%
In Japan, less than 1% of the population knows Jesus. Although Japan is economically wealthy, it is spiritually poor. The nation struggles with high rates of isolation, loneliness, and mental illness. Japan needs to hear the good news of the Gospel. Will you join us on this mission?