Hikari Kokai Chang (STM ’88)
The Rev. Hikari Kokai Chang is a regional missionary of The United Methodist Church serving as administrative and program director of the Wesley Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. Regional missionaries are placed and supported by United Methodist Women. Hikari was appointed in 2012 to lead the Wesley Foundation, an independent organization engaged in activities of public benefit with strong ties to United Methodist Women and the General Board of Global Ministries. Her work includes promoting educational and social activities in partnership with churches and other nongovernmental organizations. Hikari was ordained in the New England Annual Conference and is now a member of the New York Annual Conference. She served pastorates in both Annual Conferences. Hikari and her husband, the Rev. Paul Hak-Soon Chang (M.Div. 1989), Executive Director of Korean National Plan, have two daughters.