Paul Tokunaga

Paul Tokunaga

Director of Strategic Ministries - Vice President

Paul is a third-generation Japanese American and grew up in San Jose, California.  He was an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he earned a B.S. of Journalism in 1973.  Paul went on to earn a Masters of Christian Studies in 1989 at New College Berkeley.

He has been employed by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1973 in a variety of leadership and management roles, including Southeast Regional Director, National Asian American Ministry Coordinator, and Associate Dean for Leadership Development.   Currently, as Vice-President, Director of Strategic Ministries he oversees Greek, Nursing, International Students, Evangelism, Arts, and Athletes.  

Paul is a co-author of Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents, editor/co-author of Faith on the Edge, author of The Power of Friendship, and Invitation to Lead: Guidance for Emerging Asian American Leaders, all published by InterVarsity Press.

Paul speaks regularly at conferences for adults and young professionals as well as for college students. He was a featured speaker at Urbana ’90. He also provides leadership training, mentoring, and consultation for pastors.

He is the lead creator of The Daniel Project, the Prospective Senior Leaders Cohort, two 15-month intensive leadership programs to prepare potential senior leaders and Managing and Leading Ethnic Diversity, a core course for all InterVarsity managers.

Paul, his wife Margaret, and son Sam reside in Atlanta, Georgia.