Faculty

Faculty

Vaitusi Nofoaiga FS

PRINCIPAL OF MALUA
HOD New Testament
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Makesi Neemia FS

Vice-Principal
Academic Dean
HOD Old Testament

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Arthur Wulf FS

Lecturer Old Testament
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Taipisia Leilua FS

HOD Theology
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Alesana F Pala'amo FS

HOD Practical Theology
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Samasoni Moleli FS

Lecturer Old Testament
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Malutafa Faalili FS

Lecturer Old Testament
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Olive Samuelu FS

Lecturer Theology
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Apela Ah Him FS

Lecturer New Testament
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Filemoni Crawley FS

Lecturer Practical Theology
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Kara Ipiniu FS

Lecturer Practical Theology
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Clarke Stowers

Lecturer Church History
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Tutoatasi Toalima

Lecturer Church History
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Esera Esera

Lecturer Theology
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Leuelu Setu

Lecturer Church History
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Staff Development on Study Leave

Visesio Saga FS

PhD candidate (Melbourne)
New Testament

Brian Kolia FS

PhD candidate (Melbourne)
Old Testament

Reupena Maulolo FS

PhD candidate (Otago)
Practical Theology

Karanita Petaia FS

PhD candidate (Melbourne)
New Testament

Additional Teaching Staff

Torise Neemia

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MTh, MA, BA, Dip. Teaching
Academic Writing Skills
Thesis Proposals

 

Administration

Alesana Pala'amo

Chief Librarian

Malutafa Faalili

Bursar: Acting

Arthur Wulf

Theses Co-ordinator

 

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Mile Nofoaiga

Cert. Early Childhood,
Dip. Theological Studies

Kindergarten

 

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Maria Samuelu

Dip. Theological Studies
Senior Library Assistant

 

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Fetū To'alima

BSc
Senior Library Assistant

 

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Amiaifolau Luatua

BA
College Secretary

 

Staff Profiles

Rev. Dr. Vaitusi Nofoaiga

PhD, MTh Hons, BD, BA

Contact Details:

Email:      vnofoaiga@malua.edu.ws
                 principal@malua.edu.ws

Phone:      +685 42303 ext 110

Qualifications:
PhDThe University of Auckland, New Zealand2014
MTh HonsThe University of Auckland, New Zealand2007
BDMalua Theological College, Samoa2004
Diploma of TeachingWellington College of Education, New Zealand 1996
BAVictoria University, New Zealand1995

 

RESEARCH:  BOOKS, BOOK CHAPTERS, DISSERTATIONS, ARTICLES, AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

Books

  • Samoan Reading of Discipleship in Matthew. SBL Press: Atlanta, 2017.

Book Chapters

  • “O le pa’u a le popo uli: A Coconut Discipleship Reading of Matthew 12:46-50 and 28:16-20.” In Theologies from the Pacific, edited by Jione Havea, 207-217. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
  • “Enacting Sociorhetorical Interpretation in the Island Nation of Samoa in Oceania.” In Welcoming the Nations: International Sociorhetorical Explorations, edited by Vernon K. Robbins and Roy R. Jeal, 57-70. SBL Press: Atlanta, 2020.
  • “Jesus the Fiaola (Opportunity Seeker): A Postcolonial Reading of Matthew 7:24-8:22.” In Sea of Readings: The Bible in the South Pacific, edited by Jione Havea, 163-178. SBL Press: Atlanta, 2018.
  • “A Samoan Reading of Judas’s Betrayal of Jesus.” In Point of View Publishing: Customized Course Readings, 2018. https://www.pointofviewpublishing.com/ 

Dissertations

  • “Crowds as Jesus’ Disciples in the Matthean Gospel.” MTh Thesis, University of Auckland, 2006.
  • “Towards a Samoan Postcolonial Reading of Discipleship in the Matthean gospel.” PhD Thesis, University of Auckland, 2014.

Journal Articles

  • “Tautuaileva: A Samoan Hermeneutic to Explore Egalitarianism in the Bible.” The Journal of Samoan Studies 10 (2020): 60-69.
  • “Fafine Tigā Fanau (Faaaliga 12:1-17): Pepa Mafutaga Faafouina Faifeau i Malua 2018.” Malua Journal 1 (2019).
  • “Faavae o le Loto fuatiaifo lelei i le soifua faitaulaga mo le Atua (2 Korinito): Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau i Malua 2017.” Malua Journal 1 (2018).
  • “Occupation as a blessing – An intertextual reading of the star in Matthew 2:1-12 and the star of Jacob in Numbers 24:14-19: Paper for Oceania Biblical Association Conference in Auckland 2017.” Malua Journal 1 (2018).
  • “Vaaiga i le Agaga o le Atua, o le faavae (petra not petros) e atia’e ai le Ekalesia: Pepa o le Fono Tele EFKS 2016.” Malua Journal 1 (2017).
  • “Avea ma soo i le lotoifale (fesootaiga ma le upu Eleni o le ebastazen (ave – carry)): ‘O ia lava na na aveina o tatou vaivai, ma na tauave o tatou ma’i’ (Mataio 8:17): Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau Malua 2015.” Malua Journal 1 (2016).
  • “Exploring Discipleship in Matthew 4:12-25 from tautuaileva (service/servant/serve in-between).” Pacific Journal of Theology 50 (2013): 61-87.

 

Selected Conference Papers

  • Pepa mo le Mafutaga Tamā o le Ekalesia EFKAS & EFKS, faaulutalaina “Ekalesia Galulue Faatasi (Mataio 16-18),” Malua, 17-20 Ianuari, 2020.
  • Pepa mo le Mafutaga Faafouina Faifeau, faaulutalaina “Motugaafa  mo Upu Faaiu o ni faatasiga poo ni mafutaga  – Upu mai le Feagaiga Fou ma le Aganuu (Mavaega),” Malua, Aukuso, 2019.
  • Paper given to the Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools Conference, entitled “Woman crying out in birth pangs (Revelation 12:16): An early Christianity imagery of following the Lamb,” Auckland, May, 2019.
  • Paper given to the Council for World Mission Pacific Youth Programme, entitled “Jesus’ response to the Roman Empire’s exploitation of local Palestinian people in the 1st Century: A Pacific Christian response to Blue Pacific Economy,” Nadi, October, 2019.
  • Paper given to the Council for World Mission Pacific Youth Programme, entitled “The Blue Pacific Identity from a Biblical Perspective,” Nadi, October, 2019.
  • Paper given to the International Congress of the Society of Biblical Literature, entitled “Discipleship as service to local people (people of the land and sea) – A reading of Matthew 14 (beyond the death of John the Baptist),” Boston USA, November, 2017.
  • Paper given to the Oceania Biblical Studies Association Conference, entitled “Exploring the rhetology and rhetography of Lauga faaSamoa and Pese Samoa in the Samoan Christian world,” Tonga, August, 2012.
  • Paper given to the Oceania Biblical Studies Association Conference, entitled “The interconnectedness of humankind and earth in God’s Basileia in the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-12),” Auckland, July, 2010.
  • Paper given to the Council of World Mission Meeting, entitled “The gift of children and our responsibility to nurture them to the fullness of life,” Malua, September, 2009.

AWARDS

  • Foveran Scholarship Award, University of Auckland, 2011 and 2013
  • Maori and Pacific Island Scholarship Award, University of Auckland, 2006

MEMBERSHIP: BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • President of the Oceania Biblical Studies Association (OBSA).
  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Member
  • Accreditation Commissioner of the South Pacific Association of Theological Schools (SPATS)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Gospels
  • Pauline Letters
  • Christian Inventions (rhetorical) in the 1st Century
  • Apocalyptic literature in relation to Mythology
  • Johannine Literature
  • Diaspora Judaism
  • Islander Criticism
  • Sociorhetorical criticism
  • Method/s of reading/s that help us make more sense the meaning of the Gospel in/to our world/s

 

Rev. Makesi Neemia

PhD candidate, MTh, BD, BSc

Contact Details:

Email:       mneemia@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303 ext 107

Qualifications:

PhD candidate

Melbourne University of Divinity, Australia

 

MTh

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2002

BD

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2000

BSc

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Book Chapters

  • “The Priestly Ger (Alien) Meets the Samoan Tagata Ese (Outsider).” In Sea of Readings: The Bible in the South Pacific, edited by Jione Havea, 147-162. SBL Press: Atlanta, 2018.
  • “The Hebrew Bible and Postcolonial Samoan Hermeneutics.” In Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theologies: Storyweaving in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Mark G. Brett and Jione Havea, Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2014.

 

Dissertations

  • Fa’asamoa/The Samoan Way as a means to understanding Old Testament Apocalyptic as represented in the text of Deutero-Zechariah.” MTh Thesis, Pacific Theological College, 2002.
  • “The Book of Qoheleth as a Critique of Samoan Wisdom” BD Thesis, Malua Theological College, 2000.

Seminar Presentations

  • “The Hebrew Bible and Postcolonial Samoan Hermeneutics.” Paper presented at Story Weaving: Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Conference Whitely College, Melbourne, January 24, 2012.
  • “The ger in the Priestly Writings: A Samoan Biblical Hermeneutic”: Paper presented at the Oceania Biblical Association Conference at Piula Theological College, Samoa 2015.
  • “A Postcolonial Biblical Perspective on Land Tenure in Contemporary Samoa”: Paper presented at the SPACLALS (NUS Branch) Literary Festival at NUS Samoa 2015.
  • “A postcolonial reading of Daniel 1 and Genesis 1”: Bible study on the theme Dancing in Babylon: A Journey of Hope CWM PACIFIC REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE MEETING: SAMOA, 22 – 29 July, 2015
  • “The Sovereignty of God in the Pentateuch and Land Tenure in Contemporary Samoa”: Paper presented at the Oceania Biblical Association Conference in Auckland 2017.
  • “The dead and land: Reading Ruth 4:1-12 from the work of the dead in Samoa”: paper presented at the Oceania Biblical Association Conference at Davuilevu Theological College, Suva Fiji 2019.

Articles

  • “O le pule aoao a le Atua ma tusitusiga faaositaulaga ma le faateuteronome i le Feagaiga Tuai: O le Ekalesia ma le Malo” Malua Journal 1 (2019)
  • “Faitauga o le Isaia 56:1-8 ma le Ata Tifaga ‘Tulafale’: Eunuka, Tagata ese, Nofotane, Taulealea, ma Eleele” Malua Journal 1 (2017)
  • “The ger in the Priestly Writings: A Samoan Biblical Hermeneutic” Malua Journal 1 (2016)
  • “Fa’amagaloina, Faamaloloina, Faafouina (Luka 18:9-14 – Tatalo a le Telona”: Pepa o le Fonotele EFKS 2015” Malua Journal 1 (2016).

Rev. Dr. Arthur Wulf

PhD, MTh, BD, BA

Contact Details:

Email:       awulf@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303 ext 118

Qualifications:

PhD

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2017

MTh

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2004

BD

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2002

BA

Victoria University, New Zealand

1995

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

English Papers

  • Reading the Bible Environmentally Sensitive: A Christian Approach to the Bible in light of the Environmental Crisis
  • Climate Change Un-Creates the Lord’s Creation: Reading Genesis 1: 1-5 in light of Climate Change
  • The Bible and the Environment: The Environmental Complaint Towards the Bible
  • Jeremiah’s Mission and the Challenges of Imperial Rule: Reading Jeremiah’s mission to the nation through the use of the Samoan Gafataulima Analytical Approach
  • Was Earth Created Good? A Reappraisal of Earth Presented in the Genesis 1 Creation Story from a Samoan Gafataulima Perspective (PhD Dissertation)
  • ‘Let Us Go Down and Dis-urbanised the Babel Community’: Reading Genesis 11: 1-9 in light of the Apia Urban Problem
  • Violence Against Women and the Genesis 2-3 Creation Story: A Feminist Reading of Genesis 2-3.
  • ‘Let Us Descend and Disperse the Tower of Babel Community’: An Ideological Reading of Genesis 11: 1-9 (MTH Thesis)
  • Daniel is Fuel for Rebellion: An Ideological Reading of Daniel 7-12 (BD. Thesis)

 

Samoan Papers

  • Malo FaaleLalolagi ma le Ekalesia: O se Vaaiga i Malo Faalelalolagi oi le Tanielu 7
  • O se Faamanuia poo se Faamalaia: Toe Iloiloga o le Kenese 1: 26-28
  • Faamasino 17-21 ma Feminisi: Faitauga Faafeminisi o le Faamasino 17-21
  • O le Tusi o Faataoto ma Faaaliga
  • O le Utopia ma Perofetaga i le Feagaiga Tuai
  • O Olaina o Tulafono e Sefulu oi le Tusi o Esoto 20
  • Faitauga Faapolokiki ma Faaekonomisi o le faiga malo a le Tupu o Solomona

 

Workshops/Conferences Attended

  • 2020 Churches Science and Climate Change Workshop
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  • 2019 CWM Pacific Regional Roundtable Meeting
  • National Environment Forum
  • 2018 Oceania Biblical Studies Association. Suva
  • 2013 Oceania Biblical Studies Association, Suva.
  • 2012 Australia New Zealand Association of Theological Schools, Auckland.
  • 2011 Oceania Biblical Studies Association, Malua.
  • 2009 Society of Biblical Literature, Auckland.
  • 2005 Malua Conference: The Bible and Violence Against Women

Rev. Dr. Taipisia Leilua

DTh, MTh, BD

Contact Details:

Email:         tleilua@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303 ext 111

Qualifications:
DThMelbourne College of Divinity, Australia 
MThPacific Theological College, Fiji 
BDPacific Theological College, Fiji 
        

Rev. Dr. Alesana Pala'amo

PhD, MTh, BTh

Contact Details:

Email:        alesanapalaamo@yahoo.com.au
Phone:      +685 42303 ext 105
Mobile:     +685 7503877

Qualifications:
PhDMassey University, New Zealand2017
MThProtestant Theological University, The Netherlands2008
BThMalua Theological College, Samoa2006

 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Book Chapters

  • Pala’amo, A. (2020). The heavens declare – the ending. In N. Eddy (Ed.), Fresh from the Word 2020: The Bible for a change (pp. 302-308). Oxford, United Kingdom: Lion Hudson Limited.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2018). Faith and works. In N. Eddy (Ed.), Fresh from the Word 2018: The Bible for a change (pp. 113-119). Oxford, United Kingdom: Monarch Books.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2017). A new phase begins. In N. Eddy (Ed.), Fresh from the Word 2017: The Bible for a change (pp. 256-262). Oxford, United Kingdom: Monarch Books.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2016). Jesus in action: healing. In N. Eddy (Ed.), Fresh from the Word 2016: The Bible for a change (pp. 158-164). Birmingham, United Kingdom: The International Bible Reading Association.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2015). The promise of the Spirit, the Counsellor. In N. Eddy (Ed.), Fresh from the Word 2015: The Bible for a change (pp. 104-110). Birmingham, United Kingdom: The International Bible Reading Association.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2012). From tradition to God: A qualitative study towards redeveloping the spirituality of Samoan youth. In G. Hall & J. Hendriks (Eds.), Dreaming a New Earth: Raimon Panikkar and Indigenous Spiritualities (pp. 239-257). Preston, Australia: Mosaic Press.

 

Dissertations

  • Pala’amo, A. (2017). Fetu’utu’una’i le va Navigating relational space: An exploration of pastoral counselling practices for Samoans. (Doctoral dissertation, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand). Retrieved from https://mro.massey.ac.nz/handle/10179/11813
  • Pala’amo, A. (2008). From Tradition to God: A Qualitative Study Towards Redeveloping the Spirituality of Samoan Youth. (Unpublished master’s thesis), Protestant Theological University, Kampen, The Netherlands.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2006). Divine Grace through Human Suffering. (Unpublished bachelor’s thesis), Malua Theological College, Samoa.

 

Journal Articles

  • Pala’amo, A., & Pala’amo, L. (2020). Solidarity in Crisis. Insight, (August 2020), 30-33. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/cwmission/docs/insight_issue_12_final
  • Pala’amo, A. (2019). Pastoral counselling in a changing Samoa: Development, Christianity, and Relationality. Sites: a journal of social anthropology and cultural studies, 16(1), 95- 108.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2018). Tafatolu (three-sides): A Samoan research methodological framework. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 30(4), 19-27.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2018). O Iesu o le Faufautua lelei, Jesus the Wonderful Counsellor. Malua Journal (7), 168-173.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2012). Conflict Analysis. Malua Journal (1), 168-173.

 

Conference Papers

  • Pala’amo, A. (2021, July). O le Tafatolu o Sailiga manuia mo Tupulaga Talavou/ Triad of Blessings for Young People. Paper presented at the EFKS Matagaluega Apia i Sasae/ CCCS Apia i Sasae district conference, Sogi, Samoa.

  • Pala’amo, A. (2019, August). Tafatolu (three-sides): A Samoan Research Methodological Framework towards an EFKS Counselling and Social Services. Paper presented at the  CCCS ministers’ renewal conference, Malua, Samoa.

  • Pala’amo, A. (2019, August). Va’aalo Pastoral Counselling: An Approach that navigates vā  (relational space) to engage Samoans with one’s own self, with one another, and especially with God. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress ICPCC International Council of Pastoral Care and Counselling Conference, Malacca, Malaysia.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2019, March). Fetu’utu’una’i le vā, Navigating Relational Spaces: A contemporary Samoan perspective of Pastoral Counselling. Paper presented at the NUS National University of Samoa Lecture Series, Apia, Samoa.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2018, September). Counselling from a Samoan perspective: Fetu’utu’una’i le vā, Navigating Relational Space to align traditional and contemporary practices. Paper presented at the IAC International Association for Counselling Conference, Rome, Italy.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2018, March). Rolling out the fine mat of Scripture: A contextual pastoral response. Paper presented at the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research Samoa Conference, Piula, Samoa.
  • Pala’amo, A. & Pala’amo, L. (2018, March). Tatou talanoa: Fetufaa’iga (counselling) fa’a-Faletua. Paper presented at the CCCS Annual Minister’s Wives renewal conference,  Sogi, Samoa.
  • Pala’amo, A. & Pala’amo, L. (2016, July). Sāuāina i totonu o aiga/ Family violence. Paper presented at the CCCS Auckland district conference, Te Atatu, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2016, June). Interweaving Christianity with traditionalists and contemporary  Samoans through pastoral counselling. Paper presented at the Woven Together? Christianity and development between New Zealand and the Pacific conference, Religious  studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2015, July). Jesus walks on water (Matthew 14:22-33): are you walking or sinking? Paper presented at the CCCS Youth Bible study conference, Grey Lynn, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2014, December). Suicide: In the eyes of a Christian is this right or wrong?  Paper presented at the Pacific Island Evangelical and Missionary Network Annual Conference, Mangere, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2014, September). Pastoral counselling in Samoa: exploring effective  practices for ministers. Paper presented online at the Pacific Post Graduate Talanoa: co- ordinated by the Institute of Public Policy AUT University, Albany, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2014, August). Dream for success: a reading of Daniel 1:17. Paper presented at the CCCS Youth Bible study conference, Panmure, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2013, November). Pastoral counselling in Samoa: a shift from the traditional Samoan fale (house) to Westernised designs that emphasise separateness. Paper presented at the Indigenous Theology Symposium, Association Practical Theologians Oceania, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2013, November). Pastoral counselling in Samoa: exploring effective practices for ministers. Paper presented at the 6th Pasifika@Massey Whenua Research conference,  Manawatu, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2013, October). Drink from the water of life: a reading of John 4:13-14. Paper presented at the Tongan Youth Camp Bible study conference, West harbour, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2013, August). Pastoral counselling in Samoa: exploring effective practices for ministers. Paper presented online at the Pasifika@Massey Seminar Series, Albany, New Zealand.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2012, October). Imago Dei: Created in the Image of God. Paper presented at the CCCS conference on drug and alcohol abuse, Tamaligi, Samoa.
  • Pala’amo, A. & Marino, A.  (2011, August). The ancient ritual of Ifoga: A Documentary about Peacebuilding in Samoa. Paper presented at the Pacific Peacebuilding Training Intensive, Suva, Fiji.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2010, August). Religion, Trauma, and Coping. Paper presented at the CCCS  ministers’ renewal conference, Malua, Samoa.
  • Pala’amo, A. (2010, June). From tradition to God: A qualitative study towards redeveloping the spirituality of Samoan youth. Paper presented at the Indigenous Theology Symposium. Association Practical Theologians Oceania, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Pala’amo, A. & Marino, A. (2009, August). Contemporary Research in Christian Education. Paper presented at the CCCS ministers’ renewal conference, Malua, Samoa.

 

AWARDS

  • Massey University Pasifika Doctoral Scholarships (2016, 2015)
  • Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Scholarship, Massey University (2015)
  • School of Social Work Graduate Research Fund Scholarship, Massey University (2015)
  • Winner, ‘Three Minute Thesis’ 3MT Doctoral Speech Competition, Massey University (2014)
  • CWM Council for World Mission Scholarship for Master of Theology, Kampen, The Netherlands (2007-2008)

 

OTHER RESEARCH OUTPUTS

  • 2015     Researcher for Meeting the housing needs of multi-generational households: A report prepared for BRANZ and funded from the Building Research Levy. A joint research project by the University of Auckland and Massey University.
  • 2013      Report for Pasifika Professional Supervision Practice Research and Professional Development Hub, Massey University.
  • 2009-present    Administrator/Author: Press Releases, and Information updates, Malua Theological College website https://malua.edu.ws

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Council Board Member Pacific Region, ICPCC International Council Pastoral Care and Counselling
  • Member, IAC International Association Counselling
  • Affiliate Member, NZCCA New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association
  • Founding Member, MHPSS Mental Health Psycho Social Services, Ministry of Health, Government of Samoa
  • Co-Founder, Soul Talk Samoa Trust
  • APTO Association Practical Theologians Oceania
  • Member, GET Gender Equality Theology Working Group, Uniting World, Australia (2019)
  • Member, Human Participants Ethics Committee Auckland Council, New Zealand (2016)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Practical theology
  • Pastoral Counselling
  • Youth and Social Ministries
  • Christian Worship
  • Indigenous Research Methodologies
  • Christian Education

Rev. Dr. Samasoni Moleli

PhD, MTh Distinction, BTh

Contact Details:

Email:         smoleli@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303 ext 117

Qualifications:

PhD

Melbourne University of Divinity, Australia

2018

MTh Distinction

Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia

2009

BTh

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2007

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertations

  • “Jabez in Context: A Multidimensional Approach to Identity and Landholdings in Chronicles.” PhD Thesis, University of Divinity, 2018.
  • “Mobility: Biblical Perspectives and the Samoan Experience.” MTh Thesis, Melbourne College of Divinity, 2009.

 

Articles

  • “Enlarging Borders and Territory: Contrasting Texts from the Pentateuch, Amos and Chronicles.” Political Theology in the Hebrew Bible Volume 1 (UD Melbourne), forthcoming, 2021.
  • “Fanua as Culture and Identity in the Postexilic Community.” Oceania Biblical Studies Association (OBSA), Suva Fiji, Apr 2019.
  • “Cultic worship with nokri according to 1 Kgs 8:41-43.” Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and    Society of Asian Biblical Studies (SABS) Seoul, South Korea, Jul 2016.  
  • “Deuteronomy’s National Imagination – YHWH the Landowner as Reflected in the Pulega Alii ma Faipule,” Oceania Biblical Studies Association Meeting, Aug 2013.

 

Selected Conference Papers

  • Pepa mo le Mafutaga Faafouina Faifeau, faaulutalaina “E iai ea se (faa)olataga i le Feagaiga Tuai? (Is there any Salvation in the Old Testament?),” Malua, Aukuso, 2019.
  • Paper given to University of Divinity Seminar, entitled “A Critical Response to Textual Identities in Chronicles by Louis C. Jonker,” June 2015.
  • Paper given to Whitley College Seminar, entitled “The Inclusive Possibilities of the Passover Festival in Chronicles,” Melbourne, October, 2014.
  • Pepa mo le Mafutaga Faafouina Faifeau, faaulutalaina “Iapesa o se fua fanua” (Jabez as a land surveyor), Malua, Aukuso, 2012.

 

AWARDS

  • Selected scholar for University of Divinity Graduation Valedictory Speech, Mar 2019
  • Awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar of University of Divinity, Mar 2019
  • Awarded Basil Brown Prize in Biblical Studies, Whitley College, Nov 2017
  • Awarded Australian Postgraduate Award for Research Funding, Feb 2015
  • Awarded Mervyn Himbury Scholarship Prize, Whitley College, Australia, Nov 2014

Rev. Dr. Malutafa Faalili

PhD, MTh Distinction, BTh

Contact Details:

Email:         mfaalili@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303

Qualifications:

PhD

University of Newcastle, Australia

2019

MTh Distinction

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2009

BTh

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2007

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertations

  • “The Time has not yet come to rebuild Yahweh’s house: A Jamesonian Reading of the Book of Haggai.” PhD Thesis, University of Newcastle, 2019.
  • “The Ideological function of the Asylum Legislation in Deuteronomy 19:1-13.” MTh Thesis, Pacific Theological College, 2009.

 

Articles

  • “Aisea ua tuai mai ai Samuelu?” Translation “Why was Samuel late?” Malua Journal, 3rd Edition, May 2015.
  • “O le Leo Taotaomia: O Le Toalua o Potifara.” Translation “A Suppressed Voice: The Wife of Potiphar.” Malua Journal, 2nd Edition, May 2014.
  • “Nafanua: a Prophetess of God: The Congregational Christian Church and Hermeneutics.” Malua Journal, 1st Edition, May 2013, pp. 39-47.

 

Selected Conference Papers

  • Pepa mo le Mafutaga Faafouina Faifeau, faaulutalaina “Aisea ua tuai mai ai Samuelu?” Translation “Why was Samuel late?” Malua, Aukuso 2014.
  • Pepa mo le Mafutaga Faafouina Faifeau, faaulutalaina “O le Leo Taotaomia: O Le Toalua o Potifara.” Translation “A Suppressed Voice: The Wife of Potiphar.” Malua, Aukuso 2013.
  • Paper given to the Oceania Biblical Studies Association Conference, entitled “Nafanua: a Prophetess of God: The Congregational Christian Church and Hermeneutics.” Tonga, August 2012.
  • Pepa mo le Mafutaga a le Aufaigaluega: Matagaluega a Faasaleleaga “Saulo – O le Taitai Faatemokarasi” Translation “Saul – The Democratic Leader” Tuasivi, 8 Ianuari 2011.

 

AWARDS

  • Australian Government Research Training Scheme (RTS) – The RTS provides eligible higher degree candidates with an entitlement to an exemption from the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP). This grant covered the entirety of the 4 year programme 2015-2019
  • PTC Prize for Overall Academic Excellence for Masters of Theology – awarded to students who attain a Masters of Theology with Distinction – 2009

Rev. Olive Samuelu

MTh Distinction, BTh

Contact Details:

Email:     tuipoloa2002@yahoo.com
Phone:      +685 42303 ext 112

Qualifications:

MTh Distinction

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2010

BTh

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2008

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertation

  • ‘Salvation in Church Offering? Towards a Theology of Giving in the Context of the CCCS’. MTh Thesis, Pacific Theological College, 2010.

 

Conference Papers

  • “O Mataio, Kaisara, ma Lafoga a Faifeau o le EFKS: O le Tagi mai Mea Loloto”; [Matthew, Caesar and Taxing of EFKS Ministers: A Cry from the Depths] Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau i Malua 2018  Malua Journal 1 (2019)
  • ‘Mataupu Silisili o le Faamoemoe: O le Valaauina i le Galuega o le Talalelei [A Theology of Hope: Our Calling in the Ministry]: Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau i Malua 2016 Malua Journal 5 (2017)
  • ‘O Auala ma Mafaufauga Eseese e Faauigaina ai le Tusi Paia’ [Theological Hermeneutics]: Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau i Malua 2015, Malua Journal 4 (2016)
  • ‘O le Faatoaga o le Loto: O Iesu ma le Alafau Taumatau, Ofu Tele, ma le Maila e Tasi [The Garden of the Soul: Jesus and the Right Cheek, The Coat and the Mile]” (Mataio 5:39-41): Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau i Malua 2014, Malua Journal 3 (2015)
  • ‘O le Mataupu Silisili ma le Faaliuefuefuina o Tino o e ua Maliliu [A Theology of Cremation]’: Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau i Malua 2013, Malua Journal 2 (2014)
  • ‘O se Vaaiga i Mataupu Silisili Fa’a-Efika a le Ekalesia Katoliko ma Lotu Porotesano’ [Theological Ethics between Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches] Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau i Malua 2012, Malua Journal 1 (2013)

 

AWARDS

  • Awarded College Prize for Thesis Writing 2010
  • Awarded College Prize for Academic Excellence 2010

Rev. Filemoni Crawley

MTh Distinction, BD, BA

Contact Details:

Email:         fcrawley@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303 ext 115

Qualifications:

MTh Distinction

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2016

BD

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2014

BA

University of the South Pacific, Fiji

2003

 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertations

  • ‘FAIĀ MODEL’: Including People with Physical Disabilities within the ‘Vaimauga i Sisifo Sub-District of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’. MTh Thesis, Pacific Theological College, 2016.
  • ‘TALANOA’: A Disciplinary Framework for a Samoan Child – An EFKS Pastoral Perspective. BD Thesis, Malua Theological College, 2014.

 

Selected Conference Papers

  • Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau (Malua Journal) – Tapu’eina ma le A’oa’oina o Fanau (Disciplining of Children), 2019.
  • Pepa Mafutaga Faifeau (Malua Journal)- ‘E poupou e le alofa le faia ma tagata e iai to’atugā tumau o le tino (Love harmonises relationship with People with Physical Disabilities), 2017 .

 

AWARDS, MEMBERSHIP

  • Member of United Nations FPA, Gender Based Violence Project 2009-2010
  • Public Servant of Samoa, 2003 – 2010

Rev. Apela Ah Him

MTh, BD, BCom

Contact Details:

Email:         aahim@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303

Qualifications:

MTh

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2015

BD

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2013

BCom

National University of Samoa, Samoa

 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertations

  • Ah him, A (2015). Jesus’ Inclusive Ministry in the Gospel of Matthew: A Social Scientific Approach. (Unpublished Master Thesis) Pacific Theological College Fiji.
  • Ah him, A (2013). A Theological Re-Interpretation of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20: In light of the Samoan Ritual “Ui le Ula”.

 

Conference Papers

  • Pepa Mafutaga Faafouina, Malua (2019): Iesu ma le Tulafono a Iutaia
  • Pepa Mafutaga Faafouina, Malua (2017): Tafesilafa’i: Striking with Courtesy

Tutoatasi Toalima

MTh, BD, BSc

Contact Details:

Email:         ttoalima@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303

MTh

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2019

BD

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2017

BSc

University of the South Pacific, Fiji

2003

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertations

  • “Feagaiga and Taxation: A Historical Critique of the debate between the CCCS and the Samoan Government concerning taxation of church ministers.” MTh Thesis, Pacific Theological College, Suva, 2019.
  • “The seduction of Jesus: An Alternative Reading of Mark 7:24-30.” BD Thesis, Malua Theological College, 2017.

Clarke Stowers

MTh Distinction, BTh

Contact Details:

Email:     cstowers@malua.edu.ws
Phone:      +685 42303

Qualifications:

MTh Distinction

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2019

BTh

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2017

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertations

  • Stowers, C. (2019). Historical Mamanu: A Relational Approach Towards the History of Education in Samoa Between 1830 And 1900. (Unpublished master’s thesis), Pacific Theological College, Fiji.
  • Stowers, C. (2017). Names as Hermeneutics to read text: Fofogaolevai and John the Baptist (Mark1:1-15). (Unpublished bachelor thesis), Malua Theological College, Samoa.

Rev. Kara Ipiniu

MTh Distinction, BTh

Contact Details:

Email:        kara_siaosi@hotmail.com
Phone:      +685 42303

Qualifications:

MTh Distinction

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2017

BTh

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2015

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertation

  • Autalaga Model: A Pastoral Care Approach to Revisit Faaaloaloga in the CCCS Today.” MTh Thesis, Pacific Theological College, 2017.

 

Article

 

Selected Conference Papers

  • 2018 Pepa mo le Mafutaga Tamā o le Ekalesia EFKAS & EFKS, faaulutalaina “Autalaga o  Fafaga ile EFKS.”
  • 2015 CCCS member to CWM/WCC Mission workshop: Together Towards Life workshop in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2015 Relational Hermeneutics workshop, Suva

Leuelu Setu

MTh, BD, BSc

Contact Details:

Email:       leuelu65@gmail.com
Phone:      +685 42303

Qualifications:

MTh

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2020

BD

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2018

BSc

University of the South Pacific, Fiji

1995

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertations

  • “History of Ecumenism in Samoa: A Re-examination of Ecumenical Activities from the Perspective of the People.” MTh Thesis, Pacific Theological College, 2020.
  • Revisiting Judas’s Betrayal of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew [26: 14 – 16; 47 -56, 27: 3 – 10], BD Thesis Malua Theological College, 2018.

Esera Esera

MTh Distinction, BTh

Contact Details:

Email:        esera.jr86@gmail.com
Phone:      +685 42303

Qualifications:

MTh Distinction

Pacific Theological College, Fiji

2020

BTh

Malua Theological College, Samoa

2018

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Dissertations

  • So’o-Tulutulu: A Theological-Cultural Approach Towards a Renewed Understanding of Economic Growth in Samoa” MTh Thesis, Pacific Theological College, 2020.
  • “An Economic-Political Reading of 1 Kings 21:1-4 In Light of the LTRA 2008 Controversy” BTh Thesis, Malua Theological College, 2018.