Leadership Team


Jocelyn K. McMahon 

Senior Pastor

Jocelyn served at New Life in the worship ministry since 1995, and became the Worship Minister in 2010.  She was ordained in 2012 as the Worship Pastor, in 2014 as the Executive Pastor, and became Senior Pastor in 2017.  She is the owner and Marketplace Minister of Message Media Marketing, an advertising and media buying consulting firm.


View ordination video HERE

Ministry Staff


  • Jacob Chung,

    Associate Pastor


    Patti Chung, Minister

    Early Education

    Intercessory Prayer

    Men's Minister

    Contact Jacob by email HERE


    Early Education Minister

    Intercessory Prayer

    Contact Patti by email HERE

  • Barbara Gatewood, Associate Pastor

    Women's Minister

    Contact Barbara by email ________


  • Maria Holstein, Associate Pastor


    David Holstein, Minister

    Director of Operations

    Minister of Facilities Management

    Contact David by email HERE


    Minister of Connections

    Intercessory Prayer

    Contact Maria by email HERE

  • Dennis Yokota, 

    Associate Pastor


    Rosemary Yokota, Minister

    Head of Administration



  • Timothy Nishida, Minister

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  • Hitoshi Hida, Minister

    Japanese Minister

    Contact Hitoshi by email HERE

  • Travis Nishida, Minister

    Young Adults

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  • Aleni Snell, Minister

    Minister of Men in Transition

    Contact Aleni by email HERE

  • Derek Yoneoka, Minister

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  • Frank Kim, 

    Associate Pastor

    Emeritus

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Apostolic Oversight


Dr. Francis S. Oda

Apostle & Chair of Transform Our World

Senior Pastor Emeritus


Dr. Caroline Ward Oda 

Apostle, Transform Our World

Chancellor Transformation University

Associate Pastor Emerita

Dr. Francis Oda is a world renown architect and Chair of G70 Design, an international architecture, engineering, planning and design firm in Hawai'i. He is Chairman of Transform Our World, a member on the Board of Transform Our World Hawai'i, and Founder of Hawai'i Family Forum. 


Dr. Caroline Oda is the Chancellor of Transformation University, an online institute featuring prototype leaders who train students throughout the world to become Transformation practitioners. She previously served on the Board of The Queen's Medical Center, the Girls Scouts, and The Salvation Army. Dr. Caroline authored the book "Catch the Wave of Transformation." 


Dr. Francis and Dr. Caroline were installed as Apostles by Transform Our World on April 5, 2017.