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Michele Okimura

Director

Michele has been serving as Children’s Pastor at Hope Chapel Lifespring since 1997 and additionally youth pastor since 2012. Previous to her role as a pastor, she worked for 17 years as a public school elementary teacher.  Her passion is to strengthen families, to equip adults, and to raise up the next generation as passionate lovers of Jesus. Her desire is to the see all age groups in God’s kingdom passionately hungering after the Lord, walking in holiness in their true identity, and ministering in love, unity, and in the power of the Holy Spirit!  She most recently leads the Explicit Movement which seeks to support youth, young adults and parents in the pursuit of purity and godly, healthy relationships.

Michele and her husband Rob have been married since 1984 and they have two adult children, Aaron and Jessica.