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MOVE 2019

Athletes InterVarsity Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

MOVE is our annual conference for varsity and club college athletes. We gather once a year at MOVE to connect with athletes from other campuses around the country and learn more about how to connect with Jesus. This is the perfect getaway off campus for the seasoned Christian leader on their team as well as the athlete whom is just starting to explore their faith.  

This year we will be focusing on Leadership and learning from the Biblical character Daniel. Paul Tokunaga, Founder and President of MELD (Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development), will be this year’s speaker. MELD’s mission is to equip coaches and students to thrive in a racially diverse world. We are excited to have Paul and his years of experience developing leaders in InterVarsity and beyond.  

Plan on joining us this year at MOVE and bringing your teammates!

When: January 26-27, 2019 (1pm Sat. - 3pm Sun.)
Registration is 12:30-1:30 pm Sat. Please eat lunch before you arrive.
Where: Black Rock Retreat, Quarryville, PA

Cost*: $65 through Dec. 15th
$75 Dec. 16-Jan. 19th
$85 Jan. 20th-Day Of
*includes $25 non-refundable deposit

If you bring a teammate, you both come for half off! Talk to your Athletes IV staff for more information

Paul Tokunaga - SPEAKER

Paul is a third-generation Japanese American from 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 National Asian American Ministry Coordinator for 14 years and Vice-President, Director of Strategic Ministries, for nine years. He is currently serving as Executive Advisor and Senior Consultant.

Paul is a co-author of two multiethnic leadership books as well as the author of Invitation to Lead: Guidance for Emerging Asian American Leaders.

He is the lead creator of intensive leadership programs to prepare potential senior leaders within InterVarsity. Of the twelve most recent internal vice-presidents appointed, eleven were participants in the Prospective Senior Leaders cohorts. Over 250 of InterVarsity’s managers have been trained in Managing and Leading Diversity in the past three years.

In May 2017, Paul created MELD, LLC, a training company working with NCAA athletic departments dealing with racial issues.

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