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ACC Director

Luke & Yuko Elliot

Luke was born in Toronto, Canada, and came to Japan at the age of two due to his parents' missionary work. He spent more than half of his life in Aomori Prefecture. Yuko was born in Sapporo, Japan, and went to the United States when she was seventeen. Luke & Yuko met at Word of Life Bible Institute in upstate New York and got married in Sapporo in 2005. In 2007 they discerned their calling to minister at ACC and, after eight years of preparation, were appointed to the role of director at ACC in 2015. They live in the ACC staff house with their five children.

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Luke Elliot

University of Toronto / Toronto School of Theology / Wycliffe College
(Master of Theological Studies, 2012)
University of TorontoOntario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
(Master of Education in Higher Education, 2003)
Cairn University (formerly named Philadelphia College of Bible)
(Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies, 1998)
Word of Life Bible Institute
(Certificate in Biblical Studies, 1995 / Certificate in Youth Ministry, 1996)


While pursuing higher education and other interests, Luke worked in a variety of fields including university administration, teaching, security, and the Canadian Forces Army Reserves.


Yuko Elliot

Hokkaido University of Education
(Master of Education in Clinical Psychology, 2003)
The Master's College
(Bachelor's degrees in Christian Education / Biblical Counseling, 1999)
Word of Life Bible Institute
(Certificate in Biblical Studies, 1996 / Certificate in Youth Ministry, 1997)
Markoma Bible Academy
(High School Diploma, 1997)

In addition to her vocation in Christian ministry, Yuko has worked as a school counselor and as a clinical psychologist.

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