Nu’uuli is a very proud village, especially the members of the Methodist Church, as news filters through from the church’s general conference at Foga’a, Faleula that one of its own, Rev Faulalo Leti Pa’aga has been chosen as the President-elect of the Methodist Church of Samoa
Rev Faulalo is the second Methodist President from American Samoa. The first was the late Rev. Taeao Tauanuu, of Fitiuta and Leloaloa who was president from 1969-1971.
The Methodist Church is the only mainline church that still combines Samoa and American Samoa.
Rev Faulalo Leti Paaga and Mrs Fialelei Leti Paaga first served as ministers in Auckland, New Zealand for five years before being called to South City in San Francisco for another five years.
They also served in Oceanside, California for 8 years before moving to Hawaii where they worked for 14 years, firstly at Salt Lake church for 7 years and then at Nanakuli church for another seven years.
Rev Faulalo was then selected as the general secretary in 2015, a post he still holds.
And Nu’uuli’s most immediate resident pastor Rev. Dr Eteuati Tuioti has been selected as the next general secretary.
Rev. Dr Eteuati Tuioti from Salelologa Savai’i, served at the Nu’uuli church until 2016 when he was called to be the pastor in San Francisco,California.
Prior to that he was Principal of Piula Theological College for many years.
Both will take up their new roles at the general conference of the Methodist Church next year.