the Hope of Survivors

Kyoko Sears

Kyoko SearsKyoko Sears is from Japan and came to the US as an exchange student. She met the Lord during her college years in the US. The church she had attended was closed due to clergy sexual abuse and both she and her husband witnessed and experienced abuse of power, deception, and manipulation by the pastor. During this difficult time, The Hope of Survivors was instrumental in helping them to understand the complexities of clergy sexual abuse and offering encouragement to be the voice for the victim. Kyoko believes that establishing safe policies and procedures, education, and passing legislation will help deter clergy sexual abuse. She is married and has adult children and enjoys spending time with grandchildren, hiking, and gardening. 

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18