Lynne Onishi & Yoshi Kuramoto
Blaine Youth Group (BYG) Directors
My name is Joshua (Yoshi) Kuramoto and I am excited to be working with Lynne Onishi as the director of youth ministry. I am studying psychology at Seattle Pacific University and will start my senior year in the fall. I was born and raised in Japan until I was 15 years old. My mother is American and I had the chance to travel back and forth between Japan and the US since I was young. I have experience both studying and working abroad and was raised in a bilingual multicultural home. Currently I am working as a staff member at Boys and Girls club North Seattle branch. I have recently learned that working with youth is my passion, and it is an area of work that I could see myself being involved in even after I graduate. My number one goal as the youth director is developing trusting relationships with the youth. My hope is that during this process, the youth will have a chance to question and explore and come to a better understanding of who they are and where they are at in their faith journey. I am excited for this opportunity and am blessed to be a part of Blaine’s loving community.