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Rev. Dr Iosefa Lefaoseu

Revd. Dr. Iosefa Lefaoseu

Status 

Ordained Minister (Methodist Church of Samoa) 

Current Position 

Lecturer/Head Librarian (Piula Theological College)

Courses/Lecturer in 

Semester 1 (2020-2021) 

  • CH501: Modern Church History 
  • CH601: Pacific Church History II:  Mission in Samoa 
  • TH701: Philosophy of Religion 

Semester 2 (2020-2021) 

  • FCH401: Introduction to Methodism 
  • CH 601: Methodism in Samoa  1835-1857 
  • CH701 Methodism in Samoa  1857-1963 

Research Interest 

  • Biblical Hermeneutics in Oceania
  • Pacific Church History  
  • Ecological Ministry

Summary

  • Teamwork and collaboration 
  • Research and Analytical  abilities 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Creativity & Professionalism 
  • Organisational Skills 
  • Dedication: Ability to prioritise 
  • Communication skills (Oral & Written)
  • Adaptable to new changes

Experience

  • Lecturer Piula Theological College (2002-2009; 2010- 2015; 2019-Present). 
  • Head Librarian of Peter Turner Library – Piula  Theological College (2002-2009; 2010-2015; 2019- Present) 
  • Relational Philosophy Conference, Pacific Theological  College Suva, Fiji (2017). 
  • Relational Hermeneutics Conference, Pacific  Theological College, Suva, Fiji (2016). 
  • Member of the International Associations for Mission  Studies (IAMS), Seoul, South Korea (2016) 
  • Sales Manager Phillips Tire Co. Westminster Ca., USA  (1989-1994) 
  • Subscription Sales Agent “Los Angeles Times” (News  Paper) Santa Ana Ca., USA (1987-1989)

Education

  • Pacific Theological College (Suva, Fiji)
    • Doctor of Philosophy 2015-2018
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary (Shatin, Hong Kong)
    • Master of Arts in Theology/Emphasis on Theological Library Studies 2009-2010
  • University of the South Pacific (Alafua, Samoa/Suva Fiji)
    • Diploma in Library/Information Studies 2002-2006
  • Piula Theological College (Lufilufi, Samoa)
    • Bachelor of Divinity 1999 – 2002
    •  Diploma in Theology 1994-1999
  • Rancho Alamitos High School (Garden Grove Ca., USA) (1982-1986)
  • Alamitos Junior High School (Garden Grove Ca., USA) (1980-1982)
  • Woodbury Elementary School (Garden Grove Ca., USA) (1979-1980)
  • St. Peters Primary School

Publication

Books

  • Original Contributor to: Ato Fevailiai: Fesoasoani mo Sauniga Eseese. Apia: Piula Publications, 2018.

Articles

  • “Iopu le alofa: Iopu 1-3 mai mata o le ‘Alofa’. in Le Faasoa: Aoaoga Tusi Paia, Mataupu Silisili, Tala Faasolopito ma le Galuega Molimau Vol IV. (Ed) Mosese Mailo. Apia: Piula Publications, 2019.
  • “E fetuanai maopopoga o le ola ona o le alofa” in O le Utu a le Faimea: Suesuega i le Tusi Paia, Mataupu Silisili, Tala Faasolopito ma le Galuega Faafaifeau. (Eds) Selota Maliko & Sanele Lavatai. Apia: Piula Publications, 2018.
  • “30 tausaga o Faigata” in Le Faasoa: Pacific Church History, Ministry, Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics Vol I. S.Potogi, M.Mailo, S.Sila, I.Lefaoseu, F.Elia, W.Taotua (Eds.) Piula Theological College, 2014