meet our Staff

  • David Tamaoka | Senior Pastor  

    I am married to Stephanie and we have 6 children: Penny, Pax, Porter, Paisley, Piper and Parker. I have a BA in Biblical Studies from Spurgeon College and I am currently enrolled in the MA in Exegesis and Theology program at the Bethlehem College and Seminary’s Opukahaia Extension Site Hawaii. I like reading, classic longboard surfing, BJJ, and songwriting. I have served in full time student ministry and worship ministry since 1999.  My family and I came to Grace Fellowship in 2012.

  • Ted Kirnbauer | Teaching Pastor

    I have been happily married to my wife, Kristen, for 34 years. I have two children, Carrie and Daniel, a son in law, Shane, and two grandkids, Naomi and Jed. I have an AA degree in cabinet making and millwork, a BA in Biblical studies from Grace Bible Institute, and an M. Div in New Testament Language and Literature from Talbot Seminary. I was a church planter in Japan for 12 years and have pastored in Hawaii at GFHI since 1998. I like learning about almost everything. I also enjoy tinkering on my trucks and woodworking.


  • Jan Lee | Secretary

    I am married to David and have one son named Matthew and one granddaughter.  I have been working at Grace Fellowship since 1993. I enjoy fishing and eating ice cream and shave ice .  

  • Bree Morse | Administrator

    I am married to Gerome and we have 2 cats and 1 dog to keep us busy. Currently, I am in school to get my AA in Christian Ministry at Spurgeon College. I have served at Grace Fellowship Hawaii since 2017. In my free time I love to read, spend time in nature, journal and all things art.

  • Nadine Austria | Kids Ministry Director

    By His grace, my husband Edward and I have been married for 24 years. We have been blessed with 5 beautiful children, Ali, Nalu, Gabby, Tyahni and her husband Isaac. We have also been blessed with our precious grand-baby, Lily. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Resource Management. I’ve been able to serve in Children’s Ministry in various roles, at different churches, for the past 11 years, as we traveled around the US and South Korea. I enjoy cooking food, as well as eating food with others. I love spending time with family and friends.

  • Micah Hiromoto | Pastoral Ministry Intern

    I have been married to Zoe Hiromoto for three years. I have a Bachelors in English Education and am going to Bethlehem College and Seminary to pursue an MA in theology and exegesis. I enjoy reading and going to the movie theaters with my wife and friends. 

  • Jon Rabe | Pastoral Ministry Intern

    I am currently a student at Bethlehem College and Seminary’s extension site in Hawaii, pursuing a BA in Theology. Apart from going to school, I like to spend my time going around the island, hiking, hanging with friends and making new ones.