About the Director

John Houlette 


Clergy Care Giver 

I came to faith in Christ while in college in Japan and later sensed  God’s call to full-time ministry while serving there as a short-term  missionary. I studied at Sophia University, received my BA from the Middlebury Institute of International  Studies, an MA in Sacred Theology from PacRim Christian  University, and an MA in Missiology from Fuller seminary. Later I completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Bethel University,  focusing on Family and Congregational Care. I am a certified coach,  Prepare-Enrich marriage counseling facilitator, and a disaster  response chaplain. After planting three churches in the Greater  Tokyo area, I was the executive field leader for the Japan Baptist Fellowship (now J-Venture).  In 2011 I launched Three Stream Ministries, which provides clergy  care resources and church consulting.  

My hobbies include road biking, running, and playing percussion  instruments.  

My wife and I have served with WorldVenture and Asian Access  since 1983. We are currently serve as missional partners at Hokushin Calvary Church in Fukushima city. 

Books published:  

Stillness Tools. Three Stream Ministries, 2012. 

Resilience: How Japanese Pastors Can Thrive in Every Season of  Life. Kindle Books, 2020.