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CHHSM Honors Nollau Program Graduates

Sam Masilamoney of Kona Lanakila Church (Hawai‘i Island), a recent participant in the Nollau Leadership Institute, was consecrated as a graduate and Diakonal Minister at the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) Annual Gathering on March 10 in Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations, Kahu Sam!


The Nollau Leadership Institute, part of the United Church of Christ's Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), is designed to cultivate today’s leaders who are committed to creating a just, caring, and compassionate world.

Sam holds up his certificate while standing with CHHSM's President and CEO, Michael Readinger.
Sam holds up his certificate while standing with CHHSM's President and CEO, Michael Readinger.

The culmination of the Nollau Leadership Institute is the capstone project which gives participants a unique way to share their learnings and reflections from the program through an expression of leadership that mostly deeply resonates with them. Sam selected a passage from the Bible, John 13:5-14, and shared,

"I believe in servant leadership like Christ who washed his disciples’ feet, setting an example that we are called by God to serve. People respond well to such leadership that shows how we care. A good leader leads by example and is willing serve."


View Sam Masilamoney's capstone project which was on display at the CHHSM Annual Gathering:

The 2021-2022 Nollau Leadership Institute class:

Sam presents a lei to CHHSM's President and CEO, Michael Readinger, in celebration of his career and upcoming retirement:


Photos courtesy of Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry and CHHSM.



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