Sarah Sumner, President
Sarah's Why Statement: I believe God surprises us with yet another jackpot every time we truly trust in Him.
Sarah Sumner (Ph.D., Systematic Theology) is a theologian who operates as an entrepreneurial change agent. In March 2012, she sensed the Lord prompting her to spark a global movement for moral courage. We live in an age of off-mission Christianity, and it is time to change that by teaching believers how to live "on mission." Having served for 17 years cumulatively as a seminary dean (A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary), chair of ministry (Azusa Pacific University), teaching pastor (New Song Church), evangelism staff leader (Willow Creek Community Church), and having walked with the Lord since age 3 (in the panhandle of Texas), she has a long history of drinking deep draughts of God’s grace that make it possible for her to bet on God.
Jim Sumner, Business Manager
Jim's Why Statement: I believe the gift of entering into the glory of God's amazing grace frees the human spirit to dance with the Spirit of God.
Jim wears multiple hats at Right On Mission. He is the Business Manager and a member of the Speaking Team and the Consulting Team. His expertise includes preaching, administration, children's ministry, facilities management, and analytical thinking.
Jim has a B.S. from Illinois State University, an M.A. from Azusa Pacific University, and an M.A. from A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary.
Jim's primary background as a non-Christian was in professional entertainment. After he came to Christ, he worked on church staff, then later became an adjunct faculty member at Simpson University and a Bible Study Fellowship leader.
Jim and Sarah live in Redding, CA.
Pakou Vang, Operations Manager & Executive Assistant to the President
Pakou's Why Statement: I believe God is trustworthy because He regards the plight of every person.
Pakou oversees operations at Right On Mission. She also provides artistry for our website and runs our virtual office. She has expertise in process management, knowledge management, academic services, administrative organization, and infrastructure enhancement. Pakou also serves as the Executive Assistant to Dr. Sarah Sumner.
Her education includes a B.A. from Simpson University and an M.Div. from A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary.
Pakou and her family live in Illinois.
Renee Schmidt, Operations Assistant
Renee's Why Statement: I believe God’s omnipotence obliterates the power of dark forces in this world.
Renee serves clients and students in Higher Learning and Strategic Futuring and assists with operations for Right On Mission. She also oversees our social media. Renee has an entrepreneurial spirit, is attentive to details, and has a heart to help single and pregnant moms.
She is getting her education at Right On Mission, pursuing a Spiritual Direction Vocational Certificate.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Renee and her family live in Washington state.
Lisa Orimoto, Senior Associate
Lisa’s Why Statement: I believe people’s true desires are so innately God-like that the only way to be true to ourselves is to be true to God.
Lisa Orimoto, Ph.D., is a mission statement writer, faculty member, consultant, and promoter for Right On Mission in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. She is a formally trained scientist whose expertise includes human development, communication, strategic planning, and relational dynamics.
Dr. Lisa'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 associate coaching credential (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation and is a certified Birkman consultant.
Lisa is a clinical psychologist and executive coach who co-founded Higher Ground International, a roundtable and coaching organization for Christian business leaders. She lives in Honolulu with her husband.
Matthew Sayovitz, IT Expert
Matthew's mission is to enhance the work of those who are building God's Kingdom.
Matthew oversees the technology at Right On Mission and serves as a faculty member in our Higher Learning Service. He has a broad diversity of experience and expertise in software development and implementation in the non-profit, education, online learning, financial, and HRIS sectors. He has also worked on campus with college students.
Matthew's education includes a B.A. and MBA from Azusa Pacific University.
Matthew does extensive volunteer service for his local church, para-church ministries, and also for community enterprises. He lives with his family in Southern California.