ABOUT US

Nestled in upper Wahiawa, just below Leilehua High School, our church is a multi-generational mix of keiki and kupuna, locals and those new to Hawaii. We especially welcome military families!

LEADERSHIP

photo-jessica-kawamura-1.jpg

Rev. Jessica Kawamura

PASTOR

Pastor Jessica is passionate about teaching the Bible in a way that speaks to the very real challenges we face in our everyday lives. Originally from California, she is grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaiʻi where she has deep family roots. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. Jessica is blessed to be married to Kyle, who grew up a few blocks from the church!

web1_CTY-COVID-Recovery-Pascua-0322-1280x720.jpg

Dr. Lucio “Leo” Pascua

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Born and raised in Wahiawa, Leo has been behind the piano at our church for the last twenty five years! A pediatrician by profession, during the week he serves at the Waipahu Satellite Clinic of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Leo brings an eclectic and dynamic style to our worship experience.

715c8c61578807.5db7bffb3b949.jpg

Jaylina Abuy

OFFICE MANAGER

Also from Wahiawa, Jaylina is grateful she is able to work within the community that raised her. She graduated from the University of Hawaii, West Oahu to become a multi-media specialist, and when she's not behind a computer designing something, she's likely outdoors behind a camera.

OUR VISION

God is calling Wahiawa United Methodist Church to make disciples of Christ through mission and service to others. Our purpose is to nurture our community, meet its needs, and to be welcoming to all.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe that God’s love and grace are available to all people. Through Jesus Christ, we experience God’s healing and transformation. The Bible is the authority of our faith, which we interpret with the help of reason, tradition, and experience. We live out our faith in community and service to others. 

Wahiawa United Methodist Church affirms that all people are God’s children and deserve God’s love and grace. We welcome all, especially those who have been excluded or discriminated against due to their race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, family configuration, political affiliation, education, economic status or theological perspective. We are an open and affirming congregation that welcomes and celebrates the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Wahiawa United Methodist Church as we journey together toward reconciliation through Jesus Christ.