SENIOR PASTOR - BRUCE BRADBURN
Bruce and Jo come from New Zealand (a country known for having 10 times more sheep than people). They moved to Kobe to lead Kobe Union Church in February 2010. Prior to coming to Kobe, Bruce served as a Pastor in Baptist churches in New Zealand for 20+ years. Bruce received his Theology degree at New Zealand Baptist Theological College (now known as Carey Baptist College) , graduating in 1988, was founding Pastor of Havelock North Baptist Church for 6 years, followed by 15 years ministry as Senior Pastor of Te Awamutu Baptist Church. Bruce’s passions include reading, drinking good coffee, computers, sport (of course, being a New Zealander it has to be rugby!), travel and exploring new places, and above all else, following Jesus. He and Jo have been married for 40 years and have 3 married adult children and three grandchildren all who live in New Zealand. They are passionate about marriage, and love to run The Marriage Course, a wonderful course which helps grow strong marriages. Jo has led women's groups (including Women on Wednesday, aka “WOW”, and "OASIS", a Women's Mid Week Bible Study) loves drinking coffee, and caring for women. She currently is a TA at Canadian Academy and loves working with the children. Pastor Bruce and Jo like to travel around Kansai and beyond to encounter adventures in this country they have come to love.
YOUTH PASTOR - DAVID LIVENGOOD
David & Sarah Mae come from a background of many years ministry working with youth in Young Life. David has more than 12 years experience with Young Life in Texas, and Sarah Maes more recent experience has been working with Young Life in Singapore. They moved to Kobe in November 2012 to work with our KUC Youth, and to continue the presence of Young Life working with CA school students, and Marist School. They are also excited to reach out to many Japanese High School students. They are very proud parents of Maya, born November 2014 and Toby born in February 2017.
OFFICE SECRETARY - KIKUKO DELP
Kikuko is a long time member of KUC and has been working in the Church Office for many years. Fluent in both Japanese & English, she can help you with almost any question you may have about the church. Kikuko works in the church office from Tuesday through Friday.
Keiko Autry - Office Assistant
Keiko helps Kikuko with office duties. Keiko looks after all the financial aspects of the KUC office. For all reimbursements, please see Keiko.