Meet The Academy Staff and Instructors

Brandalyn Musial – Director

Vancouver Island, Canada

Coordinator for Orphan Sunday & Stand Sunday Canada



Don Wright – Founder

Seattle, WA, USA

Retired missionary to Japan


Naoko Boatwright – administrative assistant & Japan 101 instructor

Nashville, TN, USA

Born and Raised in Japan. Has lived in the USA for over 20 years. University Medical Center research lab manager



Steven La Voie – Registrar

Atlanta, GA, USA

Second Level Ministry Student Care Coordinator



Riz Crescini – Japan 102 instructor

Kyushu, Japan. University of Kitakyushu Lecturer



Dr. Daniel Kikawa – Culture Specific Evangelism series instructor

Hawaii, USA

President of Aloha Ke Akua Ministries to indigenous peoples. Senior Pastor at Hilo Missionary Church in Hilo, Hawaii and the Kaimu Hale Pule (Hawaiian Church) in Kalapana, Hawaii. Cross-Cultural researcher and presenter at conferences, seminaries and churches on every continent. Author of numerous resources.

Depending on the term, we have other guest presenters and instructors who lead various Academy courses.