After serving as the Minister of Christian Education and Youth at Mililani Community Church (MCC) beginning in 1995, Jayson moved to Maui in August 1999 to pioneer a church plant with his family and a small team. In April 2001, he was ordained through the Evangelical Free Church of America. Then in July 2004, with the blessing of his congregation and the Hawaii District of the EFCA, he began a twelve-year ministry at Kahului Union Church. Finally, in God’s providence, after seventeen years away, God has brought him full circle to shepherd the people of MCC in the footsteps of his mentor and former Senior Pastor, Dr. Rick Bartosik. His desire is to spread a passion for the greatness and worth of Jesus so that people will find their greatest joy and treasure in Him. Pastor Jayson has been married since 1997 to his beautiful wife, Rachelle. They are blessed with four children, Christian, Jon, Aaron, and Hope.

Pastor Jayson Senior Pastor

Jon Uyeno came to MCC in 2000 after attending International Baptist Church in Nuuanu and International Japanese Christian Church and was a student of former Senior Pastor Rick Bartosik at International Pastoral School of Theology. He is a full time Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft mechanic and part time mechanic for Aloha Air Cargo Company. His ministries involve Eldership responsibilities, home Bible study, AWANA, teaching Sunday School occasionally, and serving as the cook for MCC's yearly Maui mission trip. Jon is married to Mutsumi (originally from Okinawa) and has a daughter, Christina, and son, Matthew. Mutsumi does the Sunday morning service translation for the Japanese speaking and is involved in Koinonia, MCC missions team, worship team and Monday night congregational prayer meetings.

Jon Uyeno Chairman, Elder Board
Paul Domen Elder Board

Rachelle, While attending UH-Manoa, she was involved in Athletes in Action and Campus Crusade for Christ which is now called CRU. This is where she also met her husband, Pastor Jayson. For the past 22 years, she has been a homemaker and homeschool teacher to her four kids. A little over a year ago, she began working very part-time at Mililani Community Church Preschool as a Teacher’s Aide, and recently God providentially transitioned her to work in the church office. She enjoys hanging out with her family and likes to go walking for exercise when time allows.

Rachelle Saito Administrative Assistant

Gary, developed a passion for youth at a young age. While Gary was in high school he was very involved in his youth group and other youth ministries helping with planning games, activities, camps etc.. He was also involved in shaping and developing a christian club on the Mililani High School Campus called the Fellowship Club. When Gary graduated from high school he continued working with youth while working on his Bachelors in History at the University of Hawaii and graduated in 2011. In 2014, he became the youth director for his home church of MCC. Gary loves spending time with his wife Thea and daughter Autumn Rose.

Gary Okimoto Youth Director

Justin, Inspired by a live band at the EFCA Youth Challenge Conference in 2002, Justin began leading worship in Sunday school. His interest in leading worship grew as opportunities presented themselves. He went on to study at Biola University in California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music in Worship in 2007. Following graduation, he continued to lead and participate on worship teams at various churches, camps and events. In June 2016, he became the worship director at Mililani Community Church. Justin loves being with his MCC family, and has a passion for leading others in worship of the One and only true God through music.

Justin Knapp Worship Director

Sayaka loves working with preschool aged children; has over 20 years experience in teaching and 10 years as a preschool director. Born in Japan but has lived most of her life in Hawaii. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a graduate degree from the International College and Graduate school. She speaks fluent Japanese and has also taught English and attended Seminary in Japan. "Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your child."

Sayaka Nakano Preschool Director