Mission Statement & Vision
To provide a community for students to grow in their relationship with God, to have a firm foundation in Him, and to be future healthcare leaders equipped with God’s heart to serve others and to be a light that shines the gospel everywhere, not just globally but locally in their homes and in the Stockton community.
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 2021-2022
Janine Lau | President
When a previous president of UOP GMMA had invited me to come to their first meeting of the semester, I didn’t realize how much GMMA would change how I serve others in college. GMMA is the perfect opportunity to serve not only across the world but also on our campus and those who we see everyday. I hope to see students on our campus have a greater desire and heart to serve others and be that light everywhere they go. I’m excited to see how God will use us to spread his light locally and globally!
Hannah Ilao | Vice President
Going on a mission trip was on my heart from the moment I entered college and it was by God’s grace that I met the president of GMMA at that time at a worship night from a different fellowship on campus. From that encounter onward, my heart for GMMA grew as I fellowshipped with brothers and sisters in the organization as well as learned about what GMMA truly stands for which is to equip students with a desire to spread the gospel wherever they go. For this reason, I want to serve in GMMA to see God’s name be glorified not only globally and locally, but personally in the hearts of students. I am excited to see God move in our club this year and see God answer our prayers of revival on the UOP campus as well as in the hearts of our members and officers!
Samuel Yang | Secretary & Worship Leader
I found GMMA in my first year of college and was drawn by a passion for sharing the love of Christ through missions. I hope that God would cause our worship to be pleasing and honoring to him, and that those who do not know gospel might hear the good news of salvation through this club. This past year, God has shown me his heart for the nations, and I’m excited to serve in GMMA this year. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Derek Chan | Treasurer
I found out about GMMA through club introductions at the Pre-dental meeting. I became interested in GMMA because they were a God centered medical club. As I attended more GMMA meetings I felt God’s love and a strong sense of community. I want to serve as an officer for this reason and to continue to spread His love. This year I want to bring a serving and humble heart to this club and I am most excited for the fellowship.
Douglas Chan | Public Relations
After attending a science and medical club fair, GMMA’s focus on faith within the lives of healthcare professionals piqued my interest the most because it combined the two aspects of my life that I am most passionate about. As I continued to participate in GMMA, I discovered a welcoming community where I was able to meet great friends and share the common motivation to serve and love God. In serving in GMMA, I strive to continue to cultivate GMMA’s passion for Christ and to spread the word of God with the heart of missions. I look forward to meeting everyone in person and sharing our love for Christ so that we can be the salt and light of the world!
George Koo | Missions Coordinator
Hi I’m George and I am the Missions Coordinator! I found GMMA through the PDS Club Interest Meeting and wanted to become a part of the GMMA fellowship and community! I became an officer because I wanted to play a bigger role in creating and being a part of the spiritual body that is UOP GMMA. I want to do my best to serve and to spread God’s love through this club and to the rest of UOP. I’m super excited to be on campus (finally) and to grow as a family with everyone in GMMA!
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).