Who We Are

Ricky Ryan

Senior Pastor

Ricky Ryan

Ricky became a Christian at the age of 17 through Youth for Christ Ministries.  He married Linda in 1972, moved to Maui in 1973 and served as Pastor at Kumulani Chapel from 1980 to 1990.  He moved to California to become the Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara from 1990 to 2010.  They have […]

Jim Felechner

Executive Pastor

Jim Felechner

Jim Felechner began attending Kumulani Chapel in 1982.  During his time here, Jim has been involved in various ministry responsibilities with an emphasis on Worship and Teaching.  Jim married Tamara in 1983 and they have two children; Shaun (wife-Lacey) and Jenna (husband-Grant).  Jim enjoys surfing and spending time with his family.

Lance Bowen

Associate Pastor

Lance Bowen

Lance grew up in Southern California and was part of the Jesus Movement.  He moved to Maui in 1996 and has been involved in Kumulani Chapel beginning in 1999.  He met his wife Catherine at a Bible study he was leading in his home in 1992.  They have two children, Jan (married to Emily) and […]

Joanie Hunt

Office Manager

Joanie Hunt

Joanie grew up in Southern California and first visited Maui in 1975.  She met Kirk on that trip and they were married on Valentine’s Day in 1976.  She moved to Maui shortly after their wedding where they have lived ever since.  She and Kirk have five children — Chelsea, Tiffany, Krystle, Kyle, and Lindsay and […]

Rick Avila

Family Pastor

Rick Avila

Rick was born on Oahu and moved to Maui in 1977.  He worked with the Marriot for over 25 years before joining the staff at Kumulani Chapel.  Rick loved the outdoors, enjoys mountain biking, rock running, and is one of the few people to ever kayak from Oahu to Kauai unassisted.  He is married to […]

Tamara Felechner

Financial Administrator

Tamara Felechner

Tamara is the veteran of the staff and has served our church in various positions since 1988.  She currently oversees the finances of the church and has been married to Jim since 1983.  They have two children, Shaun and Jenna.

Rondilyn Franz

Director of Children's Ministries

Rondilyn Franz

Rodilyn has been on staff since 1997.  Her goal is to show kids that the most important relationship is a personal one with Jesus Christ, to help them develop their gifts and talents through serving, and to equip, encourage and support our volunteers in reaching kids for God’s kingdom.  She is married to Steve and […]

Casey Walsh

High School Pastor / Intern Pastor

Casey Walsh

Casey was born and raised on Maui.  He spent six years in Santa Barbara where he graduated from Westmont College, surfed the queen of the coast and worked as a beekeeper.  His heart for Hawaii is to see the youth willfully want Jesus in their lives.  He is a licensed boat captain for Trilogy and […]

Kyle Hunt

Jr. High Pastor / Communications Coordinator / Intern Pastor

Kyle Hunt

Kyle was born and raised on Maui.  He received a film degree at Azusa Pacific University, spent time working in LA as a production assistant, then moved back home to Maui.  He’s worked on boats as a whale guide, server, and first mate.  He loves to do anything creative, hike, and swim.

Josh Wyant

Young Adults Leader / Intern Pastor

Josh Wyant

Josh Wyant moved to Maui in 2011 and married Taryn.  He quickly got involved with Kumulani and volunteered to lead the young adults ministry, 21-Degrees.  Josh is a Seminary-trained pastor and occasionally preaches at our Sunday Morning service.  He graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois and received his M.Div.  He likes to body-board, […]

Kawika Kiesling

Intern pastor

Kawika Kiesling

Kawika was born on Maui, lived in Idaho until he was 8 years old, then his family moved back to Maui and he’s been here ever since.  He has been part of Kumulani since 2012 and was invited to be an Intern Pastor after exhibiting a godly character and a big heart for serving and […]