The staff at Aiea United MethodisT Church

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

  • Samuel Nam,  Senior Pastor

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • ann ferguson, pastoral executive assistant

  • wilhelmina toledo, lead custodian

  • Alan Petalver, Facilities and Grounds maintenace technician

  • jon palompo, Rainbow (vocal) Choir director

    Jonathon-Michael Palompo is a native of Vallejo, California and moved to Hawaii to help start a church with his family. He is currently enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa studying to obtain his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Jonathon has worked with many choruses across the island including the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, the Leeward Community College Choirs, the Voices of Aloha touring choir, and the various choirs featured at UH Mānoa. Jonathon is also a member of the St. Andrews Cathedral Choral Scholars and the UH Mānoa Chamber Singers.


  • Jasmin Kinoshita, pianist/Accompanist

  • Sarai lauti, Samoan Choir Director