Who We Are:

  • Jonathan and Michiko Straker
  • Children: Hijiri Gideon (8 years at time of posting), Minori Kaitlyn (6 years), Shiori Elimelek (3 years)

Ministry History in Japan

  • 2012 through Present: Relief/development and church-planting/spiritual formation in Ishinomaki
  • 2002-2007 Full time missionary at Sendai Church of Christ
    Summer of 1998: Let’s Start Talking project in Sendai

North American Ministry History

  • 2009-2011 Young Adult Ministry Resident at University Church of Christ
  • 2007-2009 Interim Pulpit Minister at Highway 36 Church of Christ
  • 2000-2002 Ministry Intern at Bramalea Church of Christ in Ontario, Canada (Jonathan)
  • 1997-2000 York College Spiritual Life Director (Student Association position) and Assistant Campus Minister (Jonathan)

Education (Jonathan)

  • 2011 Abilene Christian University Master of Divinity (Missions Track)
  • 2000 York College, York, Nebraska Bachelor of Arts in English
  • 1995 Great Lakes Christian College High School Diploma

Sponsoring Congregation

  • Highway 36 Church of Christ, Abilene, TX, USA
  • Close affiliation with the Bramalea Church of Christ in Brampton, ON, Canada

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