Our Staff

Eruera (Ed) and Elisabeth (Lis [Echo-Hawk]) Kawe have been with Island Breeze Ministries – Makapala since 2001 and have been the directors since 2006. They have a strong desire and commitment to bless the community of Kohala by seeing youth positively engaged, families strengthened, and elders cared for. Over the years they have been a part of and/or initiated dozens of community events such as Camp Lokahi, The (Kohala) Kupuna Dinner, cultural exchanges (Te Haerenga), farming projects, and many other similar endeavors. Along with these community outreaches, Ed and Lis have been the main caretakers of the Makapala Christian Retreat Center (Old Makapala School), keeping the facilities maintained and operational. Ed and Lis also have three beautiful daughters.

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If you would like to support the Kawe ‘Ohana via check:

  • Please make checks payable to Island Breeze Ministries
  • In note section of check please write Kawe ‘Ohana
  • Send checks to Island Breeze Ministries, PO Box 1137, Kapaau HI 96755