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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

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Darlene Rodrigues

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

Darlene focuses on building bridges between our congregation and the community, assisting Pastor Jessica with teaching on topics of social justice, as well as organizing community outreach efforts.

 

Wahiawa UMC is supporting Darlene in her call to ministry as a candidate for ordination as a Deacon through Harris UMC. She grew up in Wahiawa and brings incredible energy and passion to this ministry.

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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! He brings an eclectic and dynamic style to our worship experience. 

 

A pediatrician by profession, during the week he serves at the Waipahu Satellite Clinic of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

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Jaylina Abuy

OFFICE MANAGER

Jaylina randomly showed up to Wahiawa UMC during the peak of COVID, but has since grown tremendously in her role. Also from Wahiawa, she is grateful she is able to work within the community that raised her.

She graduated from the University of Hawaii, West Oahu with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Creative Media focused in graphic design and photography, so when she's not behind a computer, she's likely behind a camera and probably near the ocean.

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.

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