Mission Statement & Vision
We exist to bring and promote Christ-centered missional life to the body of healthcare professionals and its partners by serving and loving people in UOP and the Stockton community and preparing the next generation to be future healthcare leaders equipped with God’s glory and grace.
History of Chapter
UOP GMMA was formed by Grace Oh, a pharmacy student, on January 2018. God led her to establish a GMMA Chapter in the University of the Pacific to provide both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to serve on mission trips to third-world countries across the world. Since then, UOP GMMA has expanded its mission view to not only serving globally, but to serve locally, partnering with local centers and food banks to give God glory in the city of Stockton and nearby areas of the San Joaquin County.
Officer Board of 2020-2021
Phillip Pribadi | President
I came into GMMA by seeing it at the club fair. I saw it was the perfect mix of service and faith to Jesus, a blend of both what my career will be and what the Christian faith is. GMMA really is an opportunity sent by God to me to show love through healthcare and service to people all around the world. It helped me to understand how Christ love is working globally and spreading to all nations. I hope to be a part of his great commission to bring the broken to Christ.
Daniel Hwang | Vice President
I believe I stumbled upon GMMA through an unlikely, but faith-driven set of circumstances. Before I became involved, I considered myself a Sunday Christian who never felt he had had any sort of fellowship nor community with fellow Christians. Thanks to GMMA, I have learned to trust in God and take risks. I had taken my very first mission trip with GMMA last December and I felt compelled to continue serving as a vessel for God. GMMA is such a treasure and an amazing opportunity for other mission-minded and Christ-centered individuals to nurture their faith and work with a diverse group of professionals. I hope I will be able to continue to serve and am excited to see how GMMA will grow in the future.
Hannah Ilao | Secretary & Worship Leader
I am so blessed to be able to serve as an officer in GMMA. This club has changed my life in many ways within a year, and I am so excited for what the next years have in store. I became so encouraged to serve global and local communities in a way that honors Christ, so reassured to surrender my future career to glorify God, and so appreciative for such wonderful people I met through GMMA as they are friends that I believe will stay with me in the long run. My goal in serving in GMMA is to learn more about both the practical-medical aspects and spiritual aspects of how to live a missional life through my future career as a pharmacist.
Janine Lau | Treasurer
I have been so blessed by God who has provided me with a community in GMMA and a way to serve Him as well. GMMA is such an amazing way to spread the love of God through missions and also is a way to heal and restore others. He has shown me so much about his heart for those who are lost and with the heart for missions that God has given me, I am excited to serve others whether it is locally or globally. I can not wait for what God has in store for GMMA and those that we encounter!
Patrick Pribadi | Public Relations
GMMA has helped me found a community within college. I found GMMA to be so unique due the fact that it was an opportunity to be able to combine my faith with my future profession. Being able to learn from the various mission trips that GMMA has to offer has been such a blessing and learning experience in my life. GMMA has just made my life so fulfilling and satisfying to just be a Christian, and I wish to be able to love on others through the medical aspect. GMMA has inspired me to not remain stagnant in my faith, and continues to push me to be the best Christian I can be!
Calvin Kim | Missions Coordinator
Dr. William Chan | Mentor
First and foremost, Jesus is my personal Lord and Savior. It is my pleasure to be involved in this wonderful, Christ-centered organization of medical missions. I am a faculty at the UOP Pharmacy School, and teach biochemistry and conduct biomedical research. I am particularly impressed by GMMA’s mission of living out our Christian lives by impacting people around us wherever we are, whether it is during medical missionary trips or in our daily lives. Two Bible verses that have been an encouragement to me are: Matthew 28: 19-20 (…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…) and Matthew 5:16 (…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven).