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Rev. Dr. Saunoa Sila

REGISTRAR

Name: Rev. Dr. Saunoa Sila

Status: Ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Samoa. Lecturer in Piula

since 2002, 2005, and 2014 until present

Current positions: College Registrar

Lecturer in History, Pacific Church History and Ministry

Academic qualifications:

Diploma in Education (Secondary Teachers College, Samoa 1985)

Trained Secondary Teachers Certificate (Secondary Teachers College, Samoa 1985)

Diploma in Theology (Piula Theological College, Samoa 1998)
Bachelor of Divinity (Piula Theological College, Samoa 2001)

Masters of Theology (Pacific Theological College, Suva 2004)
Doctor of Philosophy (School of Theology, University of Auckland, New Zealand 2009)

Courses/Lectures in:

Semester I, Early Church, Level 5
Semester I, Pacific Church History: Missionary Movement, Level 5
Semester II, Pacific Church History: Missions in Samoa, Level 5
Semester I, Pacific Church History: Methodist Church in Samoa: from  independence to the present, Level 6

Publications:

Books

  • “Le Laau o le Sopoaga: A Plant for a Journey: Planting Samoan Methodism in New Zealand” (2015)
  • “E Tautala Aso: History of Piula Theological College 1868-2018” (2018)
  • “E Tuatala Aso: Tala Faasolopito o le Kolisi Faafaifeau i Piula 1868-2018” (2018)

Articles

  • “E le Faamaopopo Apelu Tuimaseve, in Le Faasoa: Pacific Church History, Ministry, Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics, M. Mailo (Eds.) 2015
  • “O le mea e lelei i Amerika, e lelei foi i Samoa”, in Le Faasoa: Pacific Church History, Ministry, Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics, M. Mailo (Eds.) 2015
  • “Le Laau o le Sopoaga: Faavaeina o le Metotisi Samoa i Niu Sila” in Le Faasoa: Pacific Church History, Ministry, Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics, S. Potogi, M. Mailo (Eds.) Piula Theological College, Samoa 2014 (15-34)

Research interests:

  • Interpreting Missionary Movements in the Pacific
  • Pacific Island Churches in a Changing Society
  • Laws and Regulations of the Methodist Church in Samoa