My name is Tammy Kanei from Mililani, Hawaii and I am the Ministry Coordinator of Emmaus Church.
How did you hear about Emmaus?
I first heard about Emmaus through Christine Correa, one of the worship leaders at Emmaus Church. She shared with me her love for the church and suggested that I look into a couple job positions that were opening up. It was through this that I ended up meeting with Pastor Lamont, had the chance to experience Emmaus on a Sunday morning, and through further conversations this lead me to taking up the Ministry Coordinator position.
What is your role within the church?
My role as the Ministry Coordinator is to motivate and build ministry leaders in order to fulfill God's purpose in their lives and draw others to a fully devoted love relationship with Jesus Christ. To serve Emmaus by playing an instrumental role alongside the Campus Pastor in the administration and function of the building, growth, development and maintenance of the campus. And to assist in facilitating events and conferences.
How has God prepared you for this position?
I recently graduated from Vanguard University with a Bachelor in Religion (Emphasis in Pastoral Leadership) and a Minor in Music. At Vanguard I was an R.A. and Student Chaplain. My past church ministry experience includes worship, children and youth ministry, hospitality, and this past summer I served as a Youth Pastor intern at my home church, First Assembly of God Honolulu.
What are you most looking forward to during your time at church?
What I’m most looking forward to is having the chance to meet and get to know the people of Emmaus Church. I’m slowly learning faces and names, but I’m excited to build relationships and work along side everyone to help Emmaus grow in seeking and accomplishing its vision of being the hands and feet of Santa Ana and beyond. I love this because it tells me that this is a church that sees the value of community and being a light to those around them. This is only the beginning of my journey at Emmaus and it’s already been great! I look forward to seeing what God has in store for this new season!
Anything else you'd like to share?
I play the violin, I love hiking, I looooooove COFFEE, reading books and bagels!!!