our team
PASTOR FERNANDO CASTILLO :: LEAD PASTOR
Pastor Fernando was born and raised in Colombia, South America. After finishing Architecture school in Columbia, Pastor Fernando followed the call for full time ministry and attended Life Pacific College in Los Angeles, California. He came to Hawaii in 2002 to become the youth pastor at New Hope Christian Fellowship. Pastor Fernando has been married to Karen since 1999. They both were born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. They have two boys, Daniel and David. Pastor Fernando loves to play squash, ride motorcycles and coach his son’s soccer team.
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PASTOR CREIGHTON ARITA :: EXECUTIVE PASTOR FOR ADVANCEMENT & MISSIONS OVERSEER

Role :: Oversees global missions, community partnerships, apostolic initiatives.
Family :: Wife Dee met and married at New Hope 15 years ago. 13 year old son Justin and 11 year old daughter Anna.
Interests :: Family, surfing, discipling young adults and marketplace leaders, being a kingdom catalyst for His work.

MATT SAKAUYE :: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Role :: Oversee Operations, ensuring the personnel and financial resources are being stewarded well.
Family :: Beautiful Wife Jessica, married for 12 years. 6 year old daughter Chloe and 3 year old miracle baby Reese.
Interests :: Family, football, golf, encouraging healthy relationships, helping people be efficient and effective.
Contact :: matt@nhdh.org

 

ALDEN MANAMTAM :: DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE CAMPUS DIRECTOR
Role :: Oversees ministries at Diamond Head Theatre campus
Family :: Married to his beautiful wife Para since 1993. They have three daughters:
Shannon, Sarah and their Bichon Frise – Angel.
Interests :: Watching the Lakers and any team Tim Tebow is playing for, spending time with his family.
Contact :: alden@nhdh.org
PASTOR RENEE TAKAHASHI::  SPIRITUAL FORMATION PASTOR                                                                                                                                                                 
Role:: Oversees our Discipleship Ministries, Small Groups, Biblical Guidance Team and Healing & Restoration Ministries.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Family :: Married to her husband Toshi. Together they have two adult children, Malu and An’na and one grandson, Siah (4).
Interests :: Reading, jigsaw puzzles, crafts, outdoors, ocean activities, studying, worshipping,
meeting with people, making friends.
Contact :: renee@nhdh.org
  PASTOR TJ GORUM :: KAHALA MALL CAMPUS PASTOR

Role :: Overseeing our Kahala Mall Campus as well as training our ministry leaders as well as overseeing the next generation ministries (Jr. High, High School, and Young Adults)
Interests :: Crossfit, spearfishing, trekking, reading, seeing people take great risks for the sake of God and his kingdom.
Watching people break through into who God created them to be.
Contact :: tj@nhdh.org

 

PASTOR KAMU SING :: WEEKEND SERVICES AND TECHNICAL OVERSEER
Role :: Oversees our weekend worship experiences and all things technical at NHDH
Family :: Married to Hoapili since 2010
Interests :: Paddling, surfing, playing volleyball and spending quality time with his wife and friends.
Contact :: kamu@nhdh.org
 
LEI ROL :: CHURCH ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR                                                                                                                                                                  
Role :: Oversees church administration                                                                                                                                                                                          Family :: Lei is married to Willy, together they have a son Travis and daughter Shaina. They are the proud grandparents to 3 boys and a girl.
Interests :: Lei enjoys reading, running and spend time with family and friends.
Contact :: lei@nhdh.org
KEANE KITAGAWA :: YOUTH DIRECTOR
Role :: To inspire and equip the younger generation to live out their faith in Jesus Christ

Interests :: Surfing, Hiking, Football and Steak
Contact :: keane@nhdh.org
  HIILEI ROSEN :: KIDQUEST COORDINATOR
Role :: Assists Alden as the administrator for all things related to our children’s ministry
Family :: Married 13 years to her husband Matt. They have three beautiful girls, Audrey (9), Courtney (7) and Haley (3)
Interests :: Spending time with her family, reading and writing.
Contact :: hiilei@nhdh.org

TIFFA GARZA :: CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Role :: Programming for our worship experiences and Creative Director
Family :: Tiffa is married to Imua Garza and together they have two children, Zeo and Zemmy.
Interests :: Worship evangelism, creative brainstorming, songwriting, beach time, movies with my husband.
Patty Griffin is my all time favorite singer and huge inspiration, serving my family and
the body of Christ to the best of my ability.
Contact :: tiffa@nhdh.org

IMUA GARZA :: WORSHIP DIRECTOR
Role :: Oversees our worship ministry
Family :: Imua is married to Tiffa and together they have two children, Zeo and Zemmy.
Contact :: imua@nhdh.org

 


BEN FOWLER :: CONNECTIONS DIRECTOR

Role :: Helping people get connected.
Interests :: Music, books, news, guitars, the ocean, and coffee.
Contact :: ben@nhdh.org

PATRICK ROONEY :: KMC ADMINISTRATION
Role :: To assist in Administrative functions related to the Kahala Mall Campus
Family:: Patrick married to his beautiful bride, Terry.  He has a son, Shawn,                                                         a daughter, Lisa and 7 grandchildren, including twin girls.
Interests :: Writing, teaching, music, books, motorcycles or anything in the water.
Contact :: patrick@nhdh.org