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

Michele serves as the Director of Explicit Movement, which seeks to support youth and young adults in the pursuit of purity and godly, healthy relationships. She has been serving as Associate Pastor of Lifespring Church since 1997, which includes overseeing children and youth ministries. Michele also leads Kingdom Families, an LLC that serves to equip church leaders and parents in mentoring children and youth. Previous to being a pastor, she worked 17 years as a public school 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 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!

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

CORE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Michele Okimura

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM

Zach and Dennisa Bumgardner

Joshua Ko

Abi Arakawa

Shannon Marocco

Carrington and Linsey Luttrell

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

OVERSIGHT OF SEXUAL ABUSE MINISTRY & EQUIPPING

Vicky Wong