Pastors & Staff

Daryl Murata


Daryl is part of the regular preaching rotation and oversees worship and Sunday ministries. His passion is to help the church know Jesus in a deeper way and grow in their hearts of worship. He loves spending time with his lovely wife Susan and their three growing teenage boys, Tyson, Brendan and Grant. When he’s not at Costco trying to keep the fridge stocked, he enjoys spending time with family, watching his boys play sports, fishing and taking road trips.

Mark Shiraki


Mark is advancing the gospel through missions. He enjoys spending time with his awesome wife Lyndsey and their crazy kids, whether traveling to Hawaii (and other fun spots) or just playing board games at home. His hobbies include golf, surfing, and other activities with friends. His life’s dream is to love God and to help others become humble, loving worshippers of Jesus Christ both locally & globally.

Martin Yan

Director of Administration & Young Adult Ministries

Martin has a heart for shaping the next generation of believers to live for the kingdom of God. He enjoys watching and playing sports, consuming books, and crafting stories with his free time. He is particularly drawn to themes of redemption and finding beauty in the broken. He and his beautiful wife Christy enjoy spending time with their two kids, Micah & Carissa.

Christy Yan

Director of Children's Ministry

Christy is passionate about partnering with parents to lay a Gospel foundation in children's lives during their youngest formative years. Having spent most of her academic and professional life in the field of education, Christy has witnessed the impact of a great teacher and mentor.  She holds a Bachelor's degree from UCLA in Sociology and Spanish, along with a Master’s and Ph.D. in Education from UCR.

Allison Ohara

Assistant Director of Children's Ministry

Allison has grown up at Lifesong, and is grateful to have spent time in the Greenhouse Children’s Ministry and Wildfire youth group. She is now enjoying serving in Greenhouse, aiming to help the kids at Lifesong grow in their knowledge of and love for Christ. She works as a software engineer and loves rock climbing and playing piano. 

David Kang

Pastoral Intern 

David has been given a conviction and passion to preach and teach the gospel so that others may worship and follow Christ in spirit and truth. He yearns to grow in understanding on what it means to care, feed, and love God’s flock. He is married to his best friend, Chelsea, and together they love being with their children Hope, Stephen, and Thomas. David’s hobbies include exercising, cooking new recipes with his family, and walking around Home Depot staring at tools he doesn’t know how to use.

Will Tseng

Worship Coordinator

Will works with the worship team development and Young Adult ministry. His passion is for developing servants' hearts and minds for ministry, fostering a deep and profound passion for Christ, and actualizing servants' abilities to be fully utilized for God's kingdom and the gospel. His hobbies include music production, creative writing, computer-y stuff, cold brew coffee, and of course, sleep. He lives in Claremont in the loudest room with the hardest working speakers in the world.