OUR MINISTRY STAFF

SCOTT CUSTER

SCOTT CUSTER

Lead Pastor

Scott or Scottland, as his parents actually named him (who names their kid after a country?!), became the Lead Pastor at International in February 2016. He and his Australian wife, Fiona, came with a full array of ministry experience and training. They have four wonderful daughters: Olivia, Megan, Emmalyn, and Audrey. Scott holds degrees from Denver Seminary and The University of Tampa. He loves sports, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Scott’s greatest passion in life is to connect people with the life-changing power of the Gospel. 

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DENNIS MENDOZA

DENNIS MENDOZA

Associate Pastor

Dennis is originally from Napa, California. He met his wife Vivian whose roots are in Pearl City, while they were both serving in the Philippines as missionaries. They returned from that mission field to serve in Hawaii. Dennis calls himself the “Swiss Army Knife” pastor as he has worn many hats since he began at International in 1996. They are blessed with two children, Hannah and Josiah. Dennis graduated from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo and International College and Graduate School. He loves to participate in and watch different sports. He and Scott share passions for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team as well as seeing people come to faith in Christ and experiencing life as God intended. 

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PACO COULSON

PACO COULSON

Worship & Youth Director

Paco was born and raised in Kaneohe and grew up in a loving Christian family. Following his high school graduation in 2015, he spent a semester serving as a short-term missionary with in Machida, Tokyo, Japan. Upon his return, he accepted a position at Salem Media of Hawaii where he spent nearly a decade, highlighted by his roles as the Program Director and Morning Show Host for 95.5 The Fish. Sarah is originally from California and her career as a Korean linguist in the Marines eventually brought her to Hawaii. Paco & Sarah met through the worship ministry at their church and were married in 2021. They currently live in Kaneohe with their two bulldog-children, Beris & Kira.

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GWEN CONWAY

GWEN CONWAY

Ministry Coordinator

A local girl raised on the windward side of Oahu in Kaneohe and in Upcountry Maui on Ulupalakua Ranch. Gwen comes to International after 30 years of working in the healthcare industry. She is married to J, they have a son (Maui) and 2 granddaughters Jordyn & Jhourney. Gwen loves connecting & bridging people to one another by building authentic relationships that encourage and engage the life and love of Christ. Gwen enjoys supporting local eateries, hanging at the beach, travel, worship hula, and singing. 

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KATIE SHOWALTER

KATIE SHOWALTER

Children's Ministry Director

Katie is originally from the panhandle of Florida where she was born and raised. She met her husband, Kaleb, in 2009 while living in Pensacola, FL and attending college there. They’ve been married for almost 13 years and have a son, Konner, and a daughter, Abigail. In addition to serving as the new Children’s Ministry Director, Katie also works part time as a Physician Associate for a local dermatology clinic. She came to faith in Jesus Christ during high school, and has served on several missions trips, both evangelical and medical. She has always had a passion for children and youth. When not at church, Katie enjoys hiking, scuba diving, sailing and crafting and you’ll often find her and her family at one of the beautiful beaches here on Oahu!

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OUR ELDERS

Left to Right:

Trevor Brown

Josh Deardorff (recently departed Oahu)

Scott Custer

Dennis Mendoza

Andy Oishi