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Last Edited: 26 November 2019


Kathy Tims

My Story

I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior at a young age. I first became aware of Japan through Japanese media and grew curious about the people and culture behind it. This desire to know and understand more resulted in me studying abroad in Japan twice and majoring in Asian Studies. It was through these experiences that I came to feel God’s call to ministry that eventually led me to TEAM.

Ministry Focus:

My ministry will be one of hospitality at the Karuizawa Retreat Center. Most of my work will involve preparing for guests, such as cleaning the cabins and center grounds and helping to create a place where Japanese missionaries, pastors, and Christians can spend time with God and become well rested and refreshed.

Primary Prayer Request:

Please pray that God will provide the funding I need to get to Japan.