ABOUT US

In this polarized and postmodern world we live in today, presence is what is needed most in both our communities and culture.  We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to use PRESENCE as what connects our communities and renews our culture for the flourishing of Hawaii.  
 
Ma Ke Alo o (MKAO) means PRESENCE, and we’re a community of people who are out to practice presence by being present with one another and present in the community around us.  We believe in the Presence of God, which means that we want to live together in the way of Jesus for the renewal of Hawaii.  
 
Feel free to explore our site to discover the variety of ways we are being PRESENT in our communities right here in Hawaii!

LEADERSHIP

VISION TEAM
Melissa Wong, JD  meli@mkao.community
Mark Sawyer
Ed Noh, EdD
Hanzo Hamamura
Eun Strawser, DO




MISSIONAL COMMUNITY POINT OF CONTACTS
Beer Church: Tim & Holly Veling  beerchurch@mkao.community
Kaka`ako Kupuna: Kelci Schedler  kakaokupuna@mkao.community
Leimana: Craig  & Suyat  leimana@mkao.community
Our Kahuhipa: Melissa Cabagbag  ourkahuhipa@mkao.community
Open Spaces: Tim Chang  tim@mkao.community
Presence N Pickleball: Keven Wong   pnp@mkao.community
FINANCE TEAM
Keven Wong  keven@mkao.community
Laine Hamamura  partnership@mkao.community
Steve Strawser

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Callie Lewis  communications@mkao.community
Melissa Cabagbag  hello@mkao.community
Marissa Onaga  marissa@mkao.community