Chohei Shimizu was born in Hida, Japan in 1957, was educated at Kyoto University in 1977 majoring in Math and Geology and joined the Unification Church during his freshman year. He lived in Germany for two and a half years as a missionary and graduated in 1986.
In August 1986, Chohei came to America to work for CARP USA and; between 1991 and 2002, he was Treasurer. In May 2002, he became Treasurer for World CARP, Inc. and remained as such until August 2008 when he joined the Finance Department for FFWPU USA.
As part of the Finance Department, Chohei works to complete the annual audit procedure, to improve the accounting system nationwide and to create various financial reports. He has been acting Comptroller since November 2013.
Chohei received the Marriage Blessing with Tae Hagiwara from Tateyama, Chiba, Japan. They have three children.