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updated: 08-August-2016

Asian Access is privileged to have the guidance and direction of three capable boards of directors:

Beyond these boards, each country has its own leadership, usually in the form of working teams, boards and council of advisors.



U.S. Board of Directors


Board of Directors, Sept 2017 Asian Access U.S. Board of Directors (Sept 2017)
Front L to R: David Kim,
 Kärin Primuth, Joe Handley, Gail Wallace, David Bennett
Back L to R: Phil Foxwell, Bill Duncan, Michael Eicher, Steve Woodworth, Doug Birdsall
(not pictured: Kaz Uemura)

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Asian Access U.S. Board of Directors (June 2015)
Seated: David Kim, Bill Duncan, Joe Handley, Phil Foxwell, David Bennett, Toshio Maehara
Standing: Doug Birdsall, Michael Eicher, Kärin Primuth, Steve Woodworth, Kaz Uemura

All board members, unless otherwise noted, are independent voting members.

DBennett-2012-200x200Dr. David Bennett [Ministry Committee, chair]
Global Associate Director for Collaboration & Content, Lausanne Movement (LCWE);
Board of Directors, First Fruit, Inc.; Advisor to the India Collaboration
Washougal, WA

dbirdsall-headshotRev. S. Douglas Birdsall [Advancement Committee]
CEO, Civilitas Group;
Honorary Chairman, Lausanne Movement (LCWE)
Boston, MA


bduncan-headshotMr. William F. Duncan [Vice Chair; Finance Committee, chair]
Chief Financial Officer, ISU-The Olson Duncan Agency
Redondo Beach, CA


m eicher-100x100Mr. Michael C. Eicher [Advancement Committee]
Senior Vice President for Advancement, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


pfoxwell-headshotMr. Philip R. Foxwell [Chairman of the Board; Advancement Committee, chair]
Managing Director, Foxmark Strategic Partners
Tokyo, Japan


jhandley-headshotRev. Joseph W. Handley, Jr. [Ex-Officio Member]
President, Asian Access
Los Angeles, CA


David-Kim-03-150x150Mr. David D. Kim [Ministry Committee]
Chief Mobilizer/Chairman/Co-Founder, Telos Ventures
Menlo Park, CA

kbprimuth-headshotMrs. Kärin Butler Primuth [Ministry Committee]
CEO, visionSynergy
South Pasadena, CA

kuemura-headshotMr. Kazuaki Uemura [Secretary, Finance Committee]
Attorney & President, Law Offices of Kazuaki Uemura
Torrance, CA

Wallace Gail headshot 2016Dr. Gail Wallace [Ministry Committee]
President, Junia Project
Adjunct Professor, Azusa Pacific University
Glendora, CA

Steve-Woodworth-02-1501x150Mr. Steve Woodworth [Advancement Committee]
President, Masterworks
Seattle, WA



Emeritus Members

Mr. Thomas Bradford, Jr.
President, Atlantic Sales & Service


rmcmahon-headshotMr. Ronald D. McMahon[Honorary Board Chairman]
President, McMahon Development Group
San Diego, CA


tmaehara-headshotRev. Toshio Maehara [Senior Advisor]
Senior Pastor, Gospel Venture International Church 
Palos Verdes, CA


Japan Board of Directors (FY2015)


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Japan Board Advisors

Dr. Akira Hatori
Honorary Chairman,
Pacific Broadcast Network
Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Reiji Oyama
Former Senior Pastor,
Bible Christ Church - Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Takeshi Takazawa
VP for Strategic Engagement
Asian Access

Dr. Paul Kiichi Ariga  有賀 喜一 [Chairman]
President, The All Japan Revival Mission
Osaka, Japan

Rev. Jiro Chida 千田 次郎 [Director]
Senior Pastor, Keisen Christ Church
Yonezawa, Japan

Rev. Hiroshi Ikeda 池田 博 [Director of Finance]
Senior Pastor, Hongo-dai Christ Church
Yokohama, Japan

Rev. Makio Kodaira 小平 牧生 [Vice Chairman]
Senior Pastor, New Community
Kobe, Japan

Rev. Ryoichi Masuda 益田 良一 [Director] 
Senior Pastor, Grace Community
Sapporo, Japan

Rev. Masahiro Matsumoto 松本 雅弘 [Director, Finance Committee]
Senior Pastor, Cumberland Presbyterian Koza Church
Yokohama, Japan

Dr. Yukikazu Otomo 大友 幸一 [Director]
Senior Pastor, Shiogama Bible Baptist Church
Sendai, Japan

Rev. Kazumi Sako 酒匂 一己 [Director, Finance Committee]
Senior Pastor, Jesus Way Community 
Wakayama, Japan

Rev. Shinji Takita 滝田 新二 [Director]
Senior Pastor, Katayanagi Evangelical Free Church
Saitama, Japan

Mary Jo Wilson ウィルソン・メリージョー [Director]
Vice President for Japan, Asian Access
Los Angeles, California, USA



Canada Board of Directors (FY2013)

The Canada Board of Directors was dissolved in 2014 as a result of the new strategic partnership for Japan with SIM. But these were the outstanding individuals who served so faithfully for over 25 years.


photo of Canada Board of Directors, taken November 2011


Mr. Gordon Cleasby
President, Western Imperial Magnetics


Mr. Eckhard Draheim


Mr. Alan Lackie


Mrs. Patricia Lackie
Administrative Assistant, UBC


Mr. Donald Hawkes
Transit Operator, TransLink

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