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.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR - DREW YAMAMOTO
Drew is from the United States of America. He moved to Kobe to serve as associate pastor at Kobe Union Church in May 2017. Ordained in the Reformed Church in America, he supervised its mission and ecumenical work in Asia, and has served in various other ministerial capacities. He graduated from Western Theological Seminary with an M.Div degree. He is fluent in English and Japanese, and loves to learn everything about this beautiful but broken world so loved by God.
SECRETARY/OFFICE MANAGER - 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.
OFFICE ASSISTANT - KEIKO AUTRY
Keiko helps Kikuko with office duties. Keiko looks after all the financial aspects of the KUC office. For all reimbursements, please see Keiko.