The EXPLICIT Movement is about the body of Christ coming together. Our core team of leaders is made up of an incredible group of people from different backgrounds, ministry experiences, churches and denominations across the islands of Hawaii. Get to know our Leadership Team more and the amazing wide variety of passions, personalities and people that are on board.

About Pastor Michele Okimura

Director of Explicit Movement

Pastor Michele Okimura is the director of EXPLICIT Movement and has been serving as Children’s Pastor at Hope Chapel Lifespring since 1997.   Following 17 years as an elementary public school teacher, she has also been serving as a Youth Pastor since 2012.  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 also takes tremendous joy when the Body of Christ comes together in unity and love and co-labors together.   She is married to Senior Pastor Rob Okimura and has 2 adult children, Aaron and Jessica.

CORE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Rob and Michele Okimura

Dr. Chloe Buckley

Lea Notch

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM

Scott Kobayashi

Zach and Dennisa Bumgardner

Joshua Ko

Pat McFall

Abi Arakawa

Shannon Marocco

Carrington and Linsey Luttrell

Lisa Higaki

Reece Hotoke

YOUNG ADULT LEADERSHIP TEAM

Brandon Ahu

Andrew Yasuhara

Atama Vakalalabure

Pastor Marion and Pastor Charis Logan

Mark Palompo

John Allison

PARENT LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr. Hale Akamine

Dr. George Rhoades

Pastor Daryl and Claudie Yamada