I first started to believe in Jesus Christ when I was in the U.S for work. That was when I decided to attend the Tokyo Christ Theological College(M.Div). After I graduated from theological college, I started to worked as a paster at Karuizawa Church. I worked at Karuizawa Church for four years. In 2001, I became the pastor for the Vancouver Japanese Gospel Church.
I am also the proud Father of three sons and one daughter. In my spare time I like to play “Go” (Japanese Chess), go for a jog, or read books.
My faith in Jesus Christ began when I participated in the Okutama Bible Camp. After having worked at ‘Kinki Nippon Tourist’ travel agency for 2 years, I enrolled at Tokyo Christ Theological College(M.Div). After graduation, I started to work as a pastor at Karuizawa Church. In 2001, I came to the Vancouver Japanese Gospel Church to be the assistant pastor.
I am the Mother four wonderful children. Also, I like to bake and to be a comedic “Monomane” Impressionist.
Tony and Pat Schmidt, serving as associate pastors at VJGC since 2011 when they retired from Japan where they served as missionaries with OMF International since 1972.
Small Groups of Vancouver Japanese Gospel Church
Gathering and fellowship of men of the church. Have lunch together, worship & praise God together, and learn from bible scriptures.
Gathering and fellowship of women of the church. Have lunch together, worship & praise God together, and learn from bible scriptures.
Gathering and fellowship of senior members of the church. Worship & praise together, and learn from bible scriptures.
Gathering of men who have small children. Have lunch together, worship & praise God together, and learn from bible scriptures relating to parenting.
Gathering of women who have small children. Have lunch together, worship & praise God together, and learn from bible scriptures relating to parenting.
IYG – International Young & adults Group
Gathering of young adults (20~30 year olds) to worship & praise God together. Exchange students, visitors on working holiday visas, university students etc. We play music, organize events, prepare bible study sessions.
A small group for the children. We go to the park to play, and in the winter time go ice skating. A fun group for the kids.
Mother-Child Bible Study
A small group for at-home-mothers with small children to learn about the bible. Babysitters are available to look after your child while you study the bible.
ABC Bible Class
Teaching the basics of the teachings of the bible (in Japanese) to new comers and for people who are interested in Christianity.
Gospel Hula Team
Spreading the gospel through dance. Dance along to Hula worship songs in the name of the Lord.
Family Gathering Groups
Gathering in a household, praising and worshiping God, and learning the bible in your own home.
**There are many other small groups available: Sports club, Japanese class etc. For more details, please contact the church.