Hello! We are John Payne (JP) and Katie Corhern, and we serve with YWAM Tokyo in, you guessed it, Tokyo, Japan. We have been with YWAM Tokyo for about four years starting in 2017, and in 2016, we had our first daughter, Lucy. We are all silly yet passionate people, Katie and I about Jesus and reaching Japan, Lucy mainly about eating, sleeping, and smiling. Both of us serve on the leadership team for our base, and as JP has his US CPA, he also serves as the Finance Director as well as helping lead some Discipleship Training Schools. Katie has embraced life as a mother and is hoping to develop friendships and connections with other moms in our neighborhood and surrounding area.
We also have a heart for discipleship, longing to see both nonbelievers meet Jesus and believers walk more deeply with Him. We desire to father and mother people by inviting them into our home and lives, creating a sense of family and belonging.
In time, we hope to open a cafe that impacts the community by being a space for artists to perform, nurture creative hobbies and expressions through arts and crafts, and minister prophetically with love and power to those we serve tasty coffee to.