Scott and Mikela Kobayashi


Scott serves as the Youth Pastor at MGMC since the summer of 2013, but has been ministering to MGMC’s youth since he graduated from HBA in 2006. Pastor Scott’s heart is to see the youth of Hawaii and all around the world radically transformed by Jesus Christ. He wants youth to be inspired, equipped, and empowered to transform themselves, their families, their schools, and the world. His ministry goes beyond the walls of the church with his business, YUMI Social Media Agency. Scott founded YUMI Social Media Agency in 2018 as a way to boost the presence of local businesses in Hawaii. Coming from generations of entrepreneurs, working with local businesses has always been Scott’s passion and desire. 

Scott is happily married to his wife Mikela Kobayashi and is now father to son, Liam since December 2020. Scott has his Bachelor’s Degree in Family Resources from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and in his free time, enjoys traveling the world, playing dodgeball, hiking, sports, working out, eating good food, and working on cars.



Mikela has been part of our MGMC staff since 2017 and has been ministering in their youth ministry since 2011. Mikela’s heart is seeing the next generation of young people grow into their God given destinies. Mikela also brings her ministry outside the walls of the church alongside her husband, Scott. She helped start YUMI Social Media in 2018 and dove right into the marketing scene, developing creative content to clients all throughout Hawaii. 

Mikela earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. During her free time, Mikela enjoys traveling the world with her husband, trying new foodie spots, and spending time with MGMC’s youth.