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California-Pacific Annual Conference
Grant Hagiya is the Resident bishop of the California-Pacific Annual Conference, which geographically extends to all of Southern California, Hawaii, and Guam.
Early Life, Education and Ordination
He graduated with an Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University in 2012. Abingdon published his book, Leadership Kaizen, based on his dissertation on the Traits, Qualities and Characteristics of Highly Effective UMC Clergy in 2013. He has worked and studied with Ron Heifetz and Marty Linksy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and is a member of the newly formed Adaptive Leadership network. A Board member of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, he chairs the Endorsing Committee for UMC chaplains. He recently received his Associate Certified Coaching Certificate (ACC) from the International Coach Federation as a professional certified coach. He is also a Gallup StrengthFinder Certified Coach. He is a graduate of the Claremont School of Theology, where he received M.A., M.Div., and D.Min. Degrees.
Ordained Ministry and Superintendency
Prior to his election to the episcopacy, he served as the Sr. Pastor at churches in Berkeley, Gardena, and Los Angeles, California as well as the Los Angeles District Superintendent and Dean of the Appointed Cabinet of the California Pacific Annual Conference.
Elected to the Episcopacy in 2008, he served for 8 years in the Greater Northwest Annual Conference, which includes 3 annual conferences: Alaska, Oregon-Idaho, and the Pacific Northwest. He is a member of the newly formed Commission on the Way Forward, tasked with forging a strategy on human sexuality for the United Methodist Church. He chairs the Leadership Focus Area of the 4 Areas of Focus for the United Methodist Church, and is a member of the Council of Bishop’s Executive Committee. He is the current chair of the Council of Bishop’s Task Force that plans the new Learning Retreats for all active Bishops. He is currently serving as President of the College of Bishops for the Western Jurisdiction.
Grant is married to Janet, a high school librarian, and has three children, Lexie, Co-owner of Torrance CrossFit, and recent mom to Sage Murakami (3 months); Jamie, a professional CrossFit athlete who recently placed 17th in the World CrossFit Games, and Trent, a recent college graduate who is a dad to
President, founder , Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs)
Vice Chair, Board of Directors for Biblical Theological Seminary
Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA is a Presidential nominated and US Senate confirmed appointee to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences. He is President and founder of Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs), an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the planning and design of parking and mixed-use structures. Tim also serves as the founding pastor of Calvary Vision Church (CVC) in Blue Bell, PA. CVC is an independent, non-denominational church with an ethnically diverse congregation of many cultures.
Tim currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Biblical Theological Seminary in suburban Philadelphia. He is also a Board Member for the Einstein Healthcare Network, the Philip Jaisohn Foundation, and the Jesus Awakening Movement of America. In 2013, the Korean Broadcasting System featured Tim and his firm on its weekly documentary, showcasing Korean global leaders’ success stories.
Tim recently co-authored a report for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) “East Asia Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap”. The roadmap explores the opportunities for implementing sustainable planning, design, and construction strategies and technologies, and the benefits that a low carbon green growth path would offer to the region of Southeast Asia.
Tim holds a BS and MS in Civil/Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed engineer and registered architect. In 2011 and 2012 respectively, he was recognized by ASCE Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Engineers as Engineer of the Year. In 2006 he was selected as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Real Estate and Construction category in the Philadelphia Region, as well as the ZweigWhite Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award in 2010.
Tim currently resides in Lower Gwynedd, PA with his wife, Janice and their two daughters.
Young Nak Celebration Church in Los Angeles.
Michael Lee has been serving in ministry for 28 years including as a church planter and college professor in Seattle, and, most recently, as the senior pastor of Young Nak Celebration Church in Los Angeles. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D.Min.) and Gateway Seminary (M.Div.). Michael is married to his best friend, Mink, and together they have three children: Karis, Kayla, and Nathan. His family goal is to be the same person at home as he is in public.
second senior pastor, Yoido Full Gospel Church
general superintendent, Assemblies of God of Korea.
Pastor Younghoon Lee was born in a fourth generation Christian family in Seoul, Korea, and has been developing a profound relationship with Yoido Full Gospel Church since his childhood when he started attending Sunday school. He began his theological studies at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea and received a Ph.D. degree in religion from Temple University in the United States. He held the post of senior pastor at several churches in the U.S. and Japan: namely, chronologically at Full Gospel First Church of Washington D.C. in the U.S., at Full Gospel Tokyo Church in Japan, and at Full Gospel L.A. Church in the U.S. He also served as the president at Bethesda University of California. Beyond the boundary of his own church affiliation, he was the president of the Christian Counsel of Korea and the National Council of Churches in Korea. Currently, as the second senior pastor of Yoido Full Gospel Church, he is serving as the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God of Korea.
Rev. John Jongdai Park
Head Pastor, Joong-Ang Presbyterian Church
Rev. John Jongdai Park is an ordained pastor and advocate for Korean immigrants. He is originally from South Korea and came to the States in 1982, where he attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Park served as the past President for The Council of Korean Churches in Southern California. He also currently the Chairman of KCCD and of the Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation of America as well as Co-Chair of the Board of Korean Churches for Community Development. Rev. John Park is currently in Los Angeles California where he continues to serve as Head Pastor of Joong-Ang Presbyterian Church in Hollywood.
Rev. Jong Jin Pee
General Chairman, World Missionary ASSOCIATION
Vice President, Henderson Christian University
Rev. Jong Jin Pee was a former senior pastor of Nam Seoul Chungang Presbyterian Church in South Korea and still actively involved with the church as Chairman of General Association. He is also General Chairman of World Missionary Association and Vice President of Henderson Christian University. He had a remarkable impact on the evangelization movement in South Korea and travel around the world to lead revival meetings and seminars. Received awards include the World Peace Award and The Holy Spirit Man Medallion.
World Peace Award 세계평화상(WPPAC 총재 Rester Wolf) 수상
The Holy Spirit's Man Medallion(목회자부문)
미국 죠지 W. 부시대통령 금상 수상(미국 백악관) - George W. Bush Gold