The staff at Aiea United MethodisT Church

Get to know some of our wonderful staff members of Aiea UMC

  • Rob Lloyd,  Senior Pastor

    Pastor Rob Lloyd comes to us from Virginia, but is no stranger to Hawaii. He served the Kapolei United Methodist Mission and was active in the Hawaii District of the United Methodist Church. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Army with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) and then completed his theological studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D. C. Rob’s passion is to lead and encourage people to go ever deeper in their faith and in their relationship with God through Jesus Christ, His wife, Lisa, a retired Army colonel with the JAG, is also a graduate of the Wesley Theological Seminary. Rob and Lisa both enjoy travel, movies, and music. They have two grown children, Mary and Wesley, and three grandchildren, Kyle, Elise, and Sawyer.

  • Joseph Siofele, Associate Pastor

    Pastor Joe has been our Samoan language pastor for over almost 2 decades. His gentle spirit & abiding faith makes him a natural leader. Joe and his wife Su'e have 4 children & 4 grandchildren. 

  • Salia Garcia, Executive Assistant

    Salia (pronounced like Malia) Garcia comes to us from Northridge UMC in Los Angeles, California where she grew up and her family continues to be very involved. Salia moved to our island with her husband, Joshua, who grew up in Kailua. Since arriving at Aiea UMC she has joined the Rainbow Choir, the Sonshine Choir, and the Rainbow Ringers. Salia is passionate about children's ministry, music, and technology in worship.  


    Heather has a passion for children and has worked at several preschools as well as in the childcare ministry at Virginia Beach UMC. She has received her Bachelor's degree in Heath and Human Services and a Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University.

    Heather has been a military spouse for almost 15 years, which has afforded her and husband Sean the opportunity to travel all around the United States. Together they have three children, Kelan 11, Aubrey 7 & Lochlan.

  • Alan Petalver, Lead nursery attendant

  • Claire Rivero (click here for her website), Rainbow (vocal) Choir director

    Claire is an accomplished composer, conductor, and musician. She is passionate and enthusiastic about creating inspirational and meaningful music. Her innovative method of directing our choir includes using a website that includes audio files that allow singers to practice at home to enhance the learning of music:

  • karen Carlisle, bell choir director

    Karen has rung handbells for more than 40 years and directed youth and adult handbell choirs for over 27 years. She is an accomplished solo ringer and a clinician for handbells, doing maintenance work for numerous choirs. She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Karen has lived in Hawaii since 1995. She's married to Dan, and has two lovely young children.

  • Sarai lauti, Samoan Choir Director

  • Malia Poyer, Organist

  • Laura Shimabukuro, pianist

  • wilhelmina toledo, lead custodian

  • JUSTINE Lafata, financial clerk