Matt Mulherin

Matt was born and raised in rural Michigan. Veronica was born in Ecuador and moved to New York at the age of 15. They both enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1999 and met in 2000 while stationed in Okinawa. Happily married since 2001, God has blessed them with two...

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Rachel Pittman (pictured left)

Rachel married her husband, Zachariah, during college, and after five Air Force moves they arrived in Okinawa at the end of 2017. They found Pillar the second Sunday on island and have been enjoying living in community as part of the family ever since. Finding churches during each move had...

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Liz Raub (pictured right)

Liz and her husband Jimmy grew up together in western New York and were married in 2011. Jimmy’s job with the Army brought him, Liz, and their daughter Ellie to Okinawa in September of 2017. To date, Okinawa has been their favorite duty station; the community and gospel centered teaching...

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Halley Hewitt

Hey friends! I originally grew up in Ewa Beach, Hawaii on the island of Oahu! So filled with Hawaiian history, I have always connected with the diverse culture of my homeland. Throughout my childhood, I paddled for Outrigger Canoe Club, played serious club volleyball, and enjoyed the varsity debate team...

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Jon Simburger

Jon and Melissa moved from a small town in southern Illinois to Okinawa with a desire to make Jesus famous in Japan. Jon has served previously as a youth pastor, deacon, and on short-term missions to India, Albania, Montenegro, Guatemala, Russia, and Uganda. Melissa has served as a worship leader...

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Zach Daugherty

Zach has a passion to see men grow in their walk with the Lord. God put the desire in his heart after meeting the Navigators and seeing the need for strong male leaders in families and churches. This is his third time in Okinawa and he’s served in the Marine...

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