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About First United Methodist Church of Honolulu

Bible Study at FUMC

Bible Study at FUMC

We are Hawaii’s original Methodist Church established in 1855 under a Royal Charter issued by King Kamehameha IV. We are the only congregation in the United Methodism so established. Throughout our history, we have been a church which celebrates diversity under the unifying spirit of Christ and which seeks his leadership in new and innovative ministries.

Meet Our Staff

Pastor Tom Choi

Pastor Tom Choi

Pastor of English Ministries & Administration
Rev. Dr. Linita ‘U. Moa

Rev. Dr. Linita ‘U. Moa

Pastor of Tongan Ministries
Paini Harris

Paini Harris

Church Secretary/Office Manager
Rev. Dr. Eddie Kelemeni

Rev. Dr. Eddie Kelemeni

Pastor Emeritus
Tupouseini Kelemeni

Tupouseini Kelemeni

Choir Director
Heamasi Koli

Heamasi Koli

Custodian
Ilaisa

Ilaisa "Pongi" Vehikite

Custodian
Noemi Julian

Noemi Julian

Nursery Care
Edene Reis-King

Edene Reis-King

Nursery Care

First UMC Church Office   |   Email: office@firstumchonolulu.org
Pastor of English Ministries & Administration: Rev. Dr. Tom Choi   |   Email: revtchoi@firstumchonolulu.org
Pastor of Tongan Ministries: Rev. Dr. Linita ‘U. Moa   |   Email: linitamoa@firstumchonolulu.org
Church Secretary/Office Manager: Paini Harris   |   Email: paini@firstumchonolulu.org
Office Assistant:  Sandi Mactigone   |   Email: sandi@firstumchonolulu.org
Treasurer/Bookeeper: Paul Harleman   |   Email: paul@firstumchonolulu.org
Choir Directors: Tupouseini Kelemeni & Fololiena Maka
Pianist: Mia Lin
Custodians: Heamasi Koli & Pat Sheppard