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TMC leadership discussion is open to regular attenders, but key decisions are made by members. Eventually, an all-church leadership team will be selected from among the members.

As TMC adds language-specific departments, each will have its own leadership team that operates in its own language. However, English will be the language of the all-church leadership team.
Dale & Ann Little
Dale & Ann are the lead missionary church planters of TMC. From 1984-2004 they served as missionaries in Japan with EFCA ReachGlobal. During that time they planted an EFC in the Nagoya area and led the ReachGlobal team in Japan. After transferring to the EFC of Canada Mission in 2004 they planted an EFC in the Tokyo area and pastored another. Dale teaches theology part-time in an evangelical seminary in Tokyo. Both graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in the Chicago USA area. Ann is from Maine USA. Dale is a Canadian citizen but was born and raised in Japan as a “missionary kid.” Their three adult children are married and live and work in the USA.

Dale’s website: http://tokyolittles.net/about/profile/
Dale’s academic profile: http://itheology.net/cv.html

Duane Dietze
Duane has led TMC’s Japanese Department since June 2014. He began his ministry in Japan with EFCA ReachGlobal in 1986. Prior to being seconded to the EFCCM and TMC, he served as a church planter in the Nagoya area, Kyoto, Ueda in Nagano Prefecture, and Fukuoka. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, he did his graduate theological studies at Trinity in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Jon & Laura Prins
Jon and Laura serve with the EFCCM. Jon provides TMC with intercultural insight. He was raised in Japan as a “missionary kid” and did his graduate theological studies at Trinity in Chicago, Illinois, USA. After church planting in western Japan for twenty years with EFCA ReachGlobal, he became a cultural consultant for a university campus ministry in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. During those years his first wife died of cancer. He has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. After marrying Jon in January 2018, Laura joined the TMC missionary staff. She has been teaching outreach English classes in EFC of Japan churches for about 20 years, and continues that ministry.

Kevin & Grace Hui
Kevin is helping to launch TMC’s Chinese Department. Kevin and Grace are members of the Macau EFC Sharing Love Church and were sent from the EFC Macau Mission to TMC in the spring of 2017. Kevin holds a Portuguese passport and Grace is a citizen of China Macau. Kevin graduated from the English theology and culture program of Tokyo Christian University in 2014. During his internships he was placed at TMC’s primary partner church, Musashino Chapel Center (English Department), and TMC.

Kevin’s website: www.hui.tokyo

Motomichi (Moto) Harada

Moto joined TMC's Japanese Department in April 2019. Raised in a typical non-Christian Japanese family in Kochi, he grew up as a physics-loving atheist. Yet he came to know Christ when he was studying in the USA. After finishing his study there, he worked for an IT company in Japan. But he decided to become a pastor and went to Singapore Bible College for his theological studies. As a "returnee" himself who became a Christian abroad and returned to Japan, he is passionate about helping returnees remain in Christ and grow as Christians in Japan. His wife, Naoko, grew up in a Christian family in Japan, and studied puppet theater in the Czech Republic. They have one son.

Moto's blog (in Japanese): https://fortheperson.jp