grew up in Cerritos, CA and went north to Stanford, where he studied
Industrial Engineering and Public Policy, with a focus on education.
He worked at Intel Corp for 6 years while serving a Spanish-speaking
ministry to Mexican immigrants in East Palo Alto, CA. He married
Ming in May, 1999 and left the Golden State for Boston, MA. He
then worked for two startup companies trying to bring technology and
jobs to inner city communities. Since 1999, Mako, Ming, and their
two children John and Zoe have lived among friends in a Christian
intentional community house in a mostly black neighborhood in Dorchester.
They enjoy their current church, Neighborhood Church of Dorchester, and do urban
Mako co-authored the
Lazarus at the Gate
economic discipleship curriculum
with Dr. Gary VanderPol. He contributed to the
Study Bible as a commentator on Ezekiel.
He was a guest on the Almost Heretical
podcast on the topic of atonement, called
Beyond Penal Substitution. He is currently working on
Christian Restorative Justice curricula
focusing on our use of political power, and combining it with being
engaging to non-Christians. Mako has done
campus ministry since 2001 and founded NHI in 2014. In addition to
Christian ethics, theology, biblical studies, and early church history, Mako enjoys food, tea, and stories from around the world. He
misses the Pacific Ocean.