Meet Our Staff

  • Lead Pastor

    David Martin

    Pastor Dave graduated from Bethel College (Indiana) with a degree in Christian Ministry.  He and his wife, Amy, were missionaries in China before moving to Southern California to study at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and pastor for 11 years. In 2018 God called them to move to LMC and minister to the people of Kauai.

  • Children's Director

    Jolleen "Sweetie" Abreu

    Sweetie was born and raised on Oahu.  She moved to Kauai in 2003 where she married her husband, Kalani Abreu and has two children. She has an extensive background in teaching and childcare and specializes in early childhood education.  She is excited to serve the children of Kauai at LMC!

  • Youth Director

    Cory Howatt

    Cory was born and raised on Kauai. He graduated from Multnomah University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Biblical/Theological Studies and Pastoral Ministries. Cory recently spent five months as a missionary in Kenya, and has now returned to impact youth on Kauai for Jesus.

  • Office Manager

    Leslie Dietz

    Leslie was born in Lodi, California and attended Humphrey’s Business College.  Early in Leslie’s career, she worked for Quail Lakes Baptist Church supporting the Children’s Ministry Pastor and the Junior High and Senior High Pastors.  Leslie has worked for Development Companies, Hotels, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, and University of the Pacific as an Executive Assistant.  She and her husband, Randy, have always loved Hawaii and moved to Kauai in October 2018.  Leslie feels God has brought her full circle and back to a position at LMC where she can serve God and His people more effectively.  

Meet The Elders

We are an Elder-led Church. Currently our Elder Team is made up of six men, who serve to pastor, shepherd, teach and guide the community of believers at Lihue Missionary Church.

Richard Burgess

Doug Carvalho

Devin Medeiros

Chet Myers

Matthew Terui