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Pastors, Staff, & Elders


Perry Alexander

Lead Pastor

Pastor Perry has a passion for helping the poor, whether in body or in spirit, believing that a community’s greatest needs are spiritual, and that meeting physical needs is often the pathway to meeting the spiritual ones. In addition to his ministry in Kailua, he has led and taught at pastors conferences in Uganda and Russia, established a sponsorship program for orphaned and impoverished children in Uganda, as well as raised funds to build and fund five Christian schools in East Africa.

Perry is deeply committed to discipleship and for over 30 years has taught theology and spiritual formation courses in the churches where he has pastored, and for nearly 20 years has worked with our three- and four-year-olds in our church’s AWANA Cubbies program. He holds a B.S. degree in Biology from San Diego State University, an M.Div. degree from Talbot Theological Seminary, an S.T.M. [ThM] degree from Dallas Theological seminary, and a DMin. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.


Associate Pastor - Adult Ministries

Pete loves Jesus and was forever changed by Him first at the age of 7, and repeatedly ever since. He is amazed at the kindness of God, who revealed Himself through His created, written, and incarnational Word. As such, Pete is passionate about making disciples who make disciples, through intergenerational relationships, centered around God's Word.

Pete and his amazing wife Liz joined KCC in 2010 as a newly wed couple, with family connections in Kailua. They were welcomed and discipled by older couples in the church. They began volunteering in KCC's youth ministry in 2011, and Pete was hired as the youth pastor in 2015. In 2022, he transitioned to become KCC’s discipleship pastor after raising up an apprentice to continue leading the youth.

He and Liz have four young kids who enjoy surfing and playing soccer together. Pete graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Tozer Seminary.


Youth Pastor

Jacob asked himself, “What does success look like?” To which the Spirit answered, “The people who are in heaven because of you.” And with that he decided to commit his life to serving God vocationally. Saved at the tender age of 4, he has walked with and been carried by God through tragedy and triumph in life, happy to be in the fold of the Good Shepherd.

Jacob’s passion for Jesus led him to seminary and eventually working at the church in which he grew up. One of his greatest joys in ministry is experiencing God equipping and shaping him for the work of the Kingdom, especially imparting the love for His children.

Jacob loves surfing, deep theological and philosophical conversations, history, and entertaining. He graduated from University of Hawaii with a B.B.A in Entrepreneurship and is working towards his Master of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.


Children's Ministry Director

Michelle grew up knowing God had a purpose for her and would use her for His glory. She is thrilled to be serving our Lord through children’s ministry at KCC! She sees each child as a future adult in the church, which drives her passion to train up children, families, and leaders to not only love God but to also love serving God and know how to be part of the church.  

She moved to O’ahu in 2021 with her husband, John, and her children, Audrey, Scarlett, and Wesley, and absolutely loves living on this beautiful island. They have been a proud Navy family for more than 20 years, which has allowed them to be part of wonderful churches all over the country. Michelle has served in children’s ministry positions at every church they have attended, including Sunday school teacher, Sunday school director, children’s ministry director, Awana leader, and Awana ministry director.  

She and her husband were also foster parents for five years, and learned a great deal about children while going through that training, which has helped her in ministry. She loves children!

In her spare time she enjoys playing board games with family and friends, exploring the island, and baking pies.


Worship Leader

Brandon Buller is an experienced musician and dedicated worship leader. He plays piano, saxophone, and flute, and has worked at churches in North Carolina and Hawai’i. Brandon served honorably in the United States Marine Corps as a musician instrumentalist for twelve years, performing up and down the east coast of the mainland U.S. and traveling to various countries around the world. Brandon teaches aspiring musicians each week, encouraging and mentoring the next generation.

Kara MacPherson

Ministry Assistant 

Kara supports the pastoral staff and volunteers by handling administrative tasks and serving as the welcoming committee for the office. She also works behind the scenes to coordinate with our partner church in Africa to manage the Uganda sponsorship program. 

Kara was graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and an Elementary Education Certification from Seattle Pacific University. She also holds a Masters in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University. She has taught at public and private schools around the country, and volunteers regularly in children's ministry. She has lived on three continents and in seven states, mostly thanks to the Air Force, and enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her husband and four kids.

Connie Bache


Connie is our Treasurer and doesn't let a penny go un-accounted for. She has served at KCC for over twenty years and diligently keeps the church above reproach financially as she oversees payroll, tax filings, bookkeeping, AR/AP, banking, and employee benefits. Connie attended Central Michigan University.

DON Bache

Business Administrator & Facilities Manager

Don is our Business Administrator and has served at KCC for over twenty years.  He oversees our budget, facilities maintenance, contracting insurance, IT and certain HR functions. Some of us call him the "Papa Bear" of our church as his tender heart actively finds ways to care for our church. He graduated from Alma College (B.A.) and Grand Valley State University (M.B.A.).

Volunteer Ministry Leaders

mia sakasegawa

Young Adults Ministry

Mia has been an integral member of our Young Adult ministry at Kailua Community Church for many years. She truly embodies the ministry's mission to foster deeper connections and fellowship within our community, and goal to provide a welcoming space where young adults aged 18-35+ can come together to discuss and explore their faith in Jesus.

Drawing from her extensive experience working with college-age students, Mia brings a heart full of passion for nurturing this remarkable generation of Christ followers and helping them find a sense of belonging at KCC. Her dedication lies in making KCC not just a place of worship, but a true home for all who seek spiritual growth and meaningful connections within our community.

Governing Board

We have an amazing governing board that meets monthly to pray and seek Jesus to discern His leadership for the church. In addition, these elders and members-at-large provide spiritual oversight, continual prayer, and leadership for our congregation. Included on the Governing Board are Perry Alexander, Pete Keizer, Don Bache, Ron Sutherland, Tom MacPherson, John Mileham, Janis Lawton, Sherilyn Carlson, Daniel Covert, Michelle Mileham, Mia Sakasegawa, and Ray Viernez.