Navigating the topics of sex and sexuality can be challenging for many ministers. Yet we are called to uplift God’s beautiful design that is often in conflict with the culture around us. We will explore specifically the topics of sex abuse, pornography, sex trafficking, and their impact on our lives and ministry. Although we won’t be able to take a deep dive on this subject in one hour, we certainly can engage in this needful dialogue that will spur us on in courage and in confidence to address these issues without shame.
Presenter: Michele Okimura is currently serving as Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Releasing Generations that is made up of three branches, Kindgom Kids, Explicit Movement, and ReThink Creativity. Her main focus is Explicit Movement. which seeks to help youth and young adults walk in sexual intergrety and leading others to do the same. Explicit Movement also equips parents and church leaders and provides relevant, faith-based resources.
Michele also served as Associate Pastor at Lifespring Church from 1997-2020 with her husband Rob, who served as Senior Pastor. Previous to her role as a pastor, she worked for 17 years as a public-school elementary teacher.
Michele loves to strengthen families, to equip adults, and to raise up the next generation as passionate lovers of Jesus. Her desire is to see all age groups in God’s kingdom passionately hungering after the Lord, walking in their true identity, and ministering in love, unity, and in the power of the Holy Spirit!
Michele and her husband Rob have been married since 1984 and they have two adult children, Aaron and Jessica.