The mission of The Good Life Radio broadcast is to help people find their God-given purpose.
Rev. Danny Yamashiro, Ph.D.
Danny Yamashiro is a chaplain at MIT. A master’s at Harvard and summer studies at Oxford preceded his doctoral research on American presidents and childhood trauma. As an author, speaker, and talk-show host his programs have reached people in over 100 nations. Earlier degrees in biblical studies and theology prepared him for 30 years of non-profit leadership as president of JCCY, Inc. At 18, he survived a 400-foot mountain climbing fall in Hawaii. Danny lives with his wife, Jamie, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Their adult children are Allie, Hugh, and Luke.
Lani Stone Kaaa is a co-host for The Good Life Hawaii. She has been involved in pageantry for the past 30 years. She began as a contestant herself and garnered the title of Miss Hawaii in 1991. Since then she has been a coach and mentor to many young women including Candes Meijide Gentry, Miss Hawaii 1999, Miss Hawaii 2012 Lauren Cheape Matsumoto, and most recently Chelsea Hardin, Miss Hawaii USA 2016 and Julie Chu, Miss Hawaii USA 2018. Lani has worked as a print, television and runway model in Hawaii and has also taught professional modeling statewide for Susan Page Modeling. She has been the State Director for the Distinguished Young Women of Hawaii Scholarship Program formerly known as Hawaii’s Junior Miss, and the Miss Oahu Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to Miss Hawaii. Lani also served in leadership related to policy and politics. Besides working with young women and volunteering in the community, she loves to spend time with her husband Stephen and her sons Pono and Josiah.
Suzanne Maurer is a co-host of The Good Life Hawaii radio show with Danny Yamashiro. A Bible study leader and women’s retreat speaker, she was the Christian Education teacher at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama (elementary), affectionately known as Kahu Kukana. She introduced Mom’s In Touch to the islands and has served on the Hawaiian Islands Ministries (HIM) Prayer Team.
Suzanne also hosted the Inspirational Forum of the Hawaii Prayer Breakfast and served as Program Director of the Waterhouse Lecture Series scheduling Nick Vujicic and Victor Marx in Hawaii. She partnered with Charlie and Sachie Jones with Executive Ministries to produce the documentary Courage To Live, the story of Charlie and Lucy Wedemeyer and produced the music CD, Leo Nahenahe by Malia Ka’ai.
Suzanne is married to Roland, a retired dentist. They have four children and eight grandchildren. They worship at Kalihi Union Church.
Jamie Lee-Kwai serves as the guest coordinator for The Good Life Hawaii Radio Show. Born and raised in Honolulu, HI, Jamie attended Nu’uanu Baptist Church growing up until she left for college at San Jose State University. She went on to earn her MBA from Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego. Jamie held a 10 year career in the elevator industry until the Lord called her to fulfill a childhood dream as a flight attendant. In her spare time, she likes to travel, shop, read, hike, run, and eat tons of dessert.
Leslie Sylva was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She’s currently employed at HMSA as the Supervisor of Workforce Training. Leslie attends Grace Bible Church Pearlside, and has been a Christian for more than 30 years. Her passion is in women’s ministries, teaching and encouraging women to find their true identity through a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, trying out new, healthy recipes, and learning about health and nutrition. Leslie lives in Aiea with her son, Lance.
Carlos V. Cambre Sr. was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He now calls Hawaii his home. He is a soldier, realtor, property manager, businessman, entrepreneur and minister of the Gospel. After serving the United States for over twenty years, Carlos is in the process of retiring from the military. As Master Sergeant, he is a combat veteran and the recipient of two Bronze Stars for his performance while serving in Iraq. In 2008, Carlos suffered a pulmonary embolism which medical professionals say should have ended his life. But, God wasn’t done with him. That was the beginning of Carlos’ new assignment – to lead men and women in the military and their families to God. He disciples individuals in the military who in turn do the same with others. Carlos is married to Vanessa. They have two sons: Carlos Jr. (CJ) and Carwin.
History of The Good Life Radio
In 1993, the Jesus Christ Is Calling You Evangelistic Ministry, Inc. was formed with a vision for evangelism through tent crusades. Beginning with its first evangelistic “Billy Graham” style crusade in world famous Waikiki, JCCY has grown to an international organization utilizing television, radio, print media, internet, global missions, church planting, seminars and conferences to provide evangelistic equipping and opportunities for the Body of Christ in Hawaii and around the world. The Good Life Radio broadcast is the newest extension of JCCY’s Founder and President, Danny Yamashiro’s 17 years of radio ministry.In 2008, the program began as the Evangelism Hotline with Danny Yamashiro and his team of co-hosts Alfredo Canencia, Billy Lile and Martin Arinaga. Eventually it was developed to become an “Evangelism Connection Point” resource that featured compelling life stories of special guests.In 2010, The Good Life Radio Show officially became a program of Danny Yamashiro Ministries, a division of Jesus Christ Is Calling You, Inc. Master Sergeant Carlos Cambre and Leslie Sylva were chosen to co-host The Good Life Radio Show with Danny Yamashiro.