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Conference Council 2023-2024

The Conference Council functions as the Board of Directors of the Hawai’i Conference of the United Church of Christ. The Conference Council meets at least four times a year to provide leadership, theological discernment and spiritual oversight in articulating the vision of the Conference, and oversees the policies of the ‘Aha Pae’āina and their implementation. Council members are members in good standing of a local church in the Conference.


Eric Anderson

Church of the Holy Cross

Vice Chairperson

Marilyn Hasegawa

Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church


Lorna Motas

Kaumakapili Church


Linn Garcia

Central Union Church

At-Large Youth/Young Adult

Wryen "Keoki" Kiwaha

Pukaana Congregational Church

At-Large Youth/Young Adult

Nathaniel Timoteo

Bethel of Amazing Grace

Hawai'i Island Association President

Debbie Wong Yuen

Kauahaao Congregational Church

Kaua‘i Association President

Michael Horning

Koloa Union Church

O‘ahu Association Representative

Wayne Ibara

Makiki Christian Church

‘Aha O Nā Mokupuni ‘O Maui, Moloka‘i, A Me Lāna‘i Representative

Arlene Pihana

Ka‘ahumanu Church

Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches Representative

Brian Welsh

Kalapana Mauna Kea Congregational Church

State Council of Hawaiian Congregational Churches President

Boyd Matsuyama

Puka‘ana Congregational Church

Administration Missional Team Chair

Roberta Jahrling

Kaumakapili Church

Formation Missional Team Chair

Joan Sakaba

Kailua Christian Church

Stewardship Missional Team Chair

Sharon Matsuyama

Puka‘ana Congregational Church

Justice & Witness Missional Team Chair

Linda Rich

Church of the Crossroads

Innovation & Engagement Missional Team Chair

Heather Barfield

United Church of Christ Judd Street

Conference Minister

David Popham

Hawai‘i Conference Foundation Executive Director

Andy Bunn

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