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In so far as the General Assembly is the Supreme Council of the Church it is therefore the governing authority of the Church’s Theological College as well.  While the constitutional authority to make resolutions pertaining to general matters affecting the Church and her different institutions (such as the College) is vested in the General Assembly, the implementation of those resolutions falls to the Church’s various Committees.  In the case of the College it is the Elders’ Committee.



Its membership comprises one elder Minister from each of the Church’s sub-districts in Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and the United States of America.  The functions of the Elders’ Committee include the appointment of the Principal of the College for a term of five years and the confirmation of the annual reports of the Board of Malua Theological College.



This is the Executive and Advisory Body which oversees the management of the College.  As a sub-Committee of the Elders’ Committee, the Board is thus under the authority of and accountable to the former, but with some degree of independent responsibility for the running of the College.

The functions of the Board include

 (a) The implementation of all matters which, in its opinion, are conducive to and necessary for the development of the College.


 (b) The appointment of the Vice-Principal of the College.


 (c) The selection and appointment, or, if required the termination of the employment of lecturers of the College.


 (d) The preparation of the annual budget for the College for submission to the Elders’ Committee for confirmation and presentation to the Finance Committee for action.


 (e) In cases of urgent or unforeseen College financial requirements, the Board has the authority to refer them directly to the Finance Committee for appropriate action.


 (f) The preparation and submission of reports of the Board’s own work to the Elders’ Committee, and through the latter to the General Assembly.

Membership of the Board comprises the Officers of the Elders’ Committee, all members of the Ministerial sub-Committee (a sub-committee of the preceding body), the Officers of the General Assembly and the Principal of the College.



Rev Tavita Anesone FT

Chairman of the Board,

Rev Iosefa Uilelea FT

Secretary of the Board,
       Lotofaga/ Lepā/ Aleipata

Rev Amuia Seuala FT

Itū o Tane

Rev Asotasi Gu Time FT

Apia i Sasa’e

Rev Aviti Etuale FT


Rev Fili Matalavea FT


Rev Ailepata Leuta FT

Rev Iosefa Tui FT


Rev Lauie Lupematasila FT


Rev Leaso Tupa’i FT


Rev Pouniu Faamausili FT


Rev Makerusa Porotesano FT
   MDiv (Fuller), MA (Biola Uni), MTh (PTC)


Rev Malifa Malifa FT
   BA (Victoria), BD (Otago), MTh (Sydney)


Rev Simeona Taefu FT

Niusauelese Sisifo

Rev Siolo Tauati FT
   BD (PTC)


Rev Tauaaga Mataafa  FT

Kuiniselani i Saute

Rev Silo'a Iosua FT


Rev Tumamā Vili FT
   BD (PTC)

Niu Sila i Saute

Rev Tunumoso Iosia FT

CCCS Chairman of the General Assembly,
                Falealili/ Siumu/ Safata

Rev Iosefa Uilelea FT *

CCCS Vice Chairman of the General Assembly,
                Lotofaga/ Lepā/ Aleipata

Rev Vāvātau Taufao
   BSc (Adelaide), MSc (Auckland)

CCCS General Secretary

Rev Rimoni S. Wright
  Dip. in Accounting (NUS),
  CPA, CA (Samoa Institute of Accountants), BD (MTC)

CCCS Treasurer

Rev Ma’afala Limā
   BD (PTC), ThM (Princeton)

Principal of Malua Theological College

* The current Vice Chairman of the General Assembly will take over as Chairman at the completion of the 2020 General Assembly in May. A Vice Chairman will then be elected during the 2020 General Assembly in May, in accordance with the Church’s Constitution.


The Faculty functions under the authority of the Board of Malua Theological College, with a degree of independence in the administration and academic life of the College.

The Faculty recommends to the Board, and through the Board to the Elders’ Committee and the General Assembly, on the planning and supervision of the academic and general development of the College.  The Faculty is thus responsible for the development of the College curriculum, the formulation of courses and requirements thereof, the establishment of examination procedures and approval of examination results, as well as the supervision and assessment of the progress of students.

A further function of the Faculty is to establish and endorse the Rules and Procedures relating to the admission of students to either of the two degree courses and the Diploma of Theology course, before their submission to the Board for approval.

It is the Faculty’s duty to establish and ensure the maintenance of the College’s academic standards. Its membership comprises the Principal, Vice Principal, and members of staff.

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