Committee on Ministry
The United Church of Christ locates authority for authorization and oversight of ministers, including ordination and continued standing, in Associations – through Committees on Ministry. In the work of authorization and oversight, Committees on Ministry discern collectively the wisdom of the Spirit, the call of Christ, and the mission of God, on behalf of the United Church of Christ.
Committee on Ministry members are responsible for matters relating to ministers; members in discernment; ecclesiastical councils; ordination; granting, maintenance, transfer, and termination of ministerial standing; privilege of call; installation; commissioning; and granting, maintenance, and termination of local church standing.
Meetings: second Wednesday of each month
Kyle Lovett, chair, Central Union Church
Eleanor Chong, Central Union Church
June Tom, Makiki Christian Church
Sugalu Timoteo, Bethel of Amazing Grace
Anne Leake, Kaumakapili Church
Roy Yamauchi, Kailua Christian Church
Abraham Han, Mānoa Valley Church
Wayne Ibara, ex-officio as O‘ahu Association Board President, Makiki Christian Church
Lori Yamashiro, staff recorder
David Popham, Conference Minister, staff liaison