Our Consultants

We apply expert knowledge and proven skills to your toughest challenges.

Ken Balderrama, M.A.

Ken is an international businessman with strong business development skills.  He works with Christian businesses, churches and nonprofits ministries in the areas of technology, team building, test management, missions coaching and fundraising.  

Ken's mission is to direct people to learn to fear the Lord.

Carolyn Lu, LPC, NBCC, CADC

Carolyn is a bilingual, pastoral consultant who specializes in goal execution. As a Licensed Professional Counselor she knows how to help organizations move out of crisis and away from the status quo doldrums. Carolyn is smart and gentle. Her approach to making changes is palatable to leaders because she takes the organization's best ideas and plots out a plan of how to walk step by step into the organization's own goals. As a team member with Right on Mission, Carolyn provides coaching, consulting, and institutional therapy to churches and nonprofits and anyone who wants to reach their goals more quickly.


After graduating from high school as valedictorian, Carolyn earned a BA in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University and MA in Counseling Psychology from George Fox University. She and husband have two children with whom they enjoy taking mission trips.


Carolyn's mission is to make critical adjustments that tap into God's fundamental grace.

Tom Okarma, Former CEO

Tom Okarma has spent the last decade serving on and leading numerous nonprofit boards. He’s been there, done that, and learned critical lessons about effective leadership and board effectiveness.  Tom has published two books on board governance: From the Inside Out: Leading Where it Matters Most: The How-to Guide to Leading Nonprofits for Impact and Break Through the ICK Factors.

Tom is a sage for senior leaders and provides senior staff members, stakeholders and boards with understanding and a kind, discerning ear.  He has worked with The Barnabas Group, TMCI International, Bright Hope International, Lawndale Christian Legal Center, People’s Resource Center, Christian Leadership Alliance, and others.

Tom's mission is to empower people with strategies that honor what God loves.

Lisa Orimoto, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa is an expert listener.  Before taking on her leadership role at Right On Mission, Dr. Orimoto worked as a full-time therapist in Honolulu.  She has also served as chief dismantler of a nonprofit that had run its course.

Dr. Orimoto’s education includes a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Studies from the University of Hawaii.  She holds an associates coaching credential (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation and is a certified Birkman consultant.  She co-founded Higher Ground International, a roundtable and coaching organization for Christian business leaders.  

Lisa’s mission is to persuade people to dare to develop their creative potential. 

Ron Reed, Former Global Executive

More information to come.

Ron's mission is to lead others out of prideful isolation.

James Spencer, Ph.D.

As a consultant at Right On Mission, Dr. James Spencer focuses on organizational diagnostics and overall institutional health.  He brings significant expertise in increasing online enrollment and reaching and defining the organization’s target customers. Dr. Spencer currently serves as Vice President of the Moody Center Online and as a part-time Associate Consultant for Ruffalo Noel-Levitz in the areas of enrollment and online program development.  He does entrepreneurial work for the upcoming Northfield Institute in Massachusetts.


Within scholarly circles, Dr. Spencer has published and presented in the areas of online curriculum design and organizational strategies for higher education recruitment.  

James Spencer’s mission statement is to prod the Church to learn how to please God together.

Sarah Sumner, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Sarah Sumner has been an organizational consultant since 2005.  She has provided services for The Pentagon, Fresenius Medical Care, the LA and Glendale Police Depts, and numerous local churches and nonprofits.  Dr. Sumner is the originator of The People Model, a practical wisdom tool that helps people deal successfully with complex relational issues that play out in the workplace and home. The People Model Test can be found in her book, Leadership Above the Line (Tyndale, 2006). 


Dr. Sumner loves to train new board members and board chairs.  She has expertise in the politics of visionary leadership, onboarding women onto traditional male teams, and infusing moral courage into the soul of the organization.  She also majors in governance ethics, policy writing, religious freedom, and using her Harvard training as a global change agent. Her special touch is to teach decision-makers how to handle delicate matters with a practical, theological approach. 


Sarah Sumner’s mission statement is to build integrity in the Church.

Jim (M.A., M.A.) & Sarah Sumner

Jim and Sarah Sumner are both recipients of Jesus Christ’s power to make things new.  Together they demonstrate the intrinsic value of identifying breakthrough truths. As co-consultants Jim and Sarah help believers to establish deep, resilient trust by engaging conflict honestly and reaching authentic resolution.  For over twenty years, the Sumners have offered premarital counseling for couples who are willing to follow Christ. If you’re engaged or married and think there is no hope, but you are willing to submit to biblical principles, let the Sumners surprise you with their testimonial assistance to build your testimony too.


The Sumners shared mission is to be faithful freedom fighters for the Lord.

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