Staff & Welcome


Grant Buchholtz
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Grant has enjoyed living in four different US cities and five countries. He received master’s degrees at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh. He is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. After college, he lived in France for two years working with a French pastor to start a new church. It was there that he met Miho (ask them about the whole story!). Grant is passionate about communicating the Bible with creativity and clarity. He loves helping people grow, use their gifts, and live with purpose. Grant is married to Miho with whom they have two beautiful young girls. He loves adventure, running marathons (seven so far), reading books, cooking, playing with his family, and traveling. He is fluent in French and aspires to similarly become fluent in Japanese (please feel free to speak with him in Japanese!). They have lived as a family in the greater Tokyo area since 2010.


Miho Buchholtz
Miho was born and raised in Yokohama.  She became a Christian through depression she suffered in high school.  Though she earned a business degree in college and has worked in the fashion industry, God completely reoriented her life to pursue full time ministry.  She received her Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has been serving in her home country as a missionary with her family.  She is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. Miho loves teaching the Bible, counseling, spending time with people, and seeing them grow.  She enjoys taking a walk, getting inspiration while sipping Starbucks coffee, traveling, studying languages, and doing something fun with her family.




Welcome Message
Thank you for visiting our website. Here, you can find out all about our vision, values, leaders, and our community. We are a new bi-lingual community of Japanese and internationals that meet in the heart of Ikebukuro. While this site will allow you to get to know us a little bit, we hope you can join us for a service to really get to know each other. Make sure to visit the home page or the services section to find out when and where we are meeting each week. We are glad that you visited our site and look forward to getting to know you when we meet in person.