UCB GMMA Officers
External President | 4th Year
GMMA is the answer to my prayers. It has provided me with healthcare mentors, expanding my perspective on healing. I’ve witnessed not only physical but also spiritual healing through Christ’s powerful name through missions trips with GMMA. Moreover, I am so grateful that we have the privilege to call GMMA a ministry—we are brothers and sisters in Christ, unified in His spirit and commandment to partake in the Great Commission as disciples of Christ. We welcome you to GMMA—experience God’s mighty vision for our ministry, its students, mentors, and the world with us!
Internal President | 4th Year
Throughout my undergrad years, I’ve constantly been beaten down by worldly expectations and standards. What’s my GPA? What’s my MCAT score? What are my chances of getting into med school? Being in a competitive atmosphere like Berkeley, I often lost sight of God’s sovereignty and forgot His promises. During these times, GMMA was an anchor in my relationship with God. I came into GM’s, listened to various speakers or workshops, and was reminded of who I am and why I am pursuing my passions. Through mission trips, I gained a firm perspective of my purpose in God’s kingdom. I met students and health professionals who encouraged and motivated me in my journey. I encourage you to pray about the role GMMA could play in your walk with God, and check out a local chapter near you.
Vice President | 4th Year
GMMA has been a great blessing in my life. Growing up, I developed a desire to serve people in need and shine God’s light through my actions. Furthermore, I came to believe that becoming a doctor would best enable me to fulfill these dreams. Becoming a part of GMMA has positively influenced my journey, as it allowed me to meet mentors living out their faith in the medical field, and engage with others that share my passions. It has led me to continue to “run with perseverance”, and I hope that it will become a source of encouragement and loving community for you!
Hayoung David Oh
Inreach and Outreach Secretary | 3rd year
I initially came into UCB pursuing my success and my glory. My idols of a medical career and GPA fueled my endurance but it was short lived as I ended up burning out. However, it was through a GMMA mission trip where God revealed to me that Jesus is the only one worth pursuing. Following Him has allowed the gospel to transform and enrich every aspect of my life! GMMA’s mission, mentorship, community, and local outreach will give you ample opportunities to grow in your faith and see from God’s eternal perspective!
Treasurer | 3rd Year
To me, GMMA is a firm reminder that God can use even a lowly college student like myself to help further His Kingdom! GMMA is not only a means through which I can explore different healthcare careers, but it’s an opportunity for me to help share God’s love both on campus and overseas. College is a time filled with so much change and uncertainty, so I am super thankful that I’ve had the chance to meet so many caring and dedicated health professionals and such a supportive community of God-loving and science-loving students.
Public Relations | 2nd Year
Stepping into college as a freshman, I was inexperienced and wanted to explore how I can incorporate my faith into my future career. I had always been interested in health care and prayed that I could go on some kind of medical missions. To my surprise, God answered this prayer through GMMA. Even though I had so many questions about health care and how to survive in Berkeley, the community I found in GMMA patiently taught me how to always turn and fix my eyes on God. Beyond just going to medical missions and receiving mentorship from healthcare professionals, GMMA became a community of brothers and sisters who challenge and encourage me to live for the glory of God in every venture I take.
About UCB Student Chapter
The Berkeley GMMA student chapter officially started in the Spring Semester of 2016, with the approval of the GMMA Board members and the availability of past student leaders, Alex Nam (UCI), MinJae Kim (UCSD), Jaemin Song (USC). The majority of our student chapter comprises of undergraduates and post-graduates, who seek not only mentorship, but also guidance as they aspire to become health professionals.
Berkeley GMMA student Chapter was founded in hopes to provide a platform for students to learn and grow as servants of Christ while aspiring to become inspiring health professionals. We strive to provide guidance for students to develop their identities centered on Christ.
GMMA Student Chapter at Berkeley is committed to:
- Providing a network among Christian students and health professionals to bring about healing towards all nations.
- Fostering a unique community and fellowship among peers and mentors committed to medical mission and healing ministry.
- Inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals to passionately give back to the community for the gospel.
Berkeley GMMA has grown to a great extent in just a span of a few months, but this is just the beginning. God has a plan to use GMMA for his great kingdom. We aspire to know him more and align ourselves with his vision as his beloved sons and daughters.
UCB GMMA Leaders
Please feel free to contact us for any questions, comments, or concerns you may have about Berkeley GMMA and our vision. We are willing to collaborate with other organizations or professionals who may also share our same vision to expand God’s love through our careers as health professionals.
In His love,
UCB GMMA Chapter
Our general meetings (GM) are usually held every other Monday @ 8-9:30PM (109 Dwinelle). Our meetings will usually last about 1.5 – 2 hours consisting of, but not limited to: health professional speakers, mentorship, workshops, and fellowship. On our “off” Mondays, we have fellowship days where we focus on getting to know each other better through special activities (see Announcements). We welcome you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!
Fall Semester 2018
Sep 10 GM #1 // Pre-Health at Berkeley: A Christian Perspective
Sep 24 GM #2 // TBD
Oct 8 GM #3 // TBD
Oct 22 GM #4 // Austin Lee | UCSF Medical Student
Nov 5 GM #5 // TBD
Nov 19 GM #6 // TBD
Aside from our regular general meetings, we will be announcing fellowship/outing, outreach, fundraising, and other GMMA related events. We have a lot of exciting opportunities for this spring semester! For more details, please visit our GMMA Berkeley Facebook group page.
Throughout the school year, we will be organizing multiple medical mission trips to bring both physical and spiritual healing to the community around us. A group of missionaries from different GMMA Student Chapters will be sent to medically underserved communities to shadow and provide medical treatment alongside health professionals and most importantly, to spread the love that God has first shown us on the cross.
2017-2018 School Year
Fall Mission Trip #1 (Oct 28, 2017): Mexico
Winter Mission Trip #2 (Dec 16-19, 2017): Mexico
Spring Mission Trip #3 (Mar 23-25, 2017): Mexico