Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño recently welcomed the Rev. Sekove Veisa, Deaconess Litia Vulase Veisa, and the Chairman of the Council Vakatawas, Alifereti Malo.
An installation service recently took place for Rev. Veisa who is serving half time as a conference resource person for Fijian ministry, and half time on the pastoral staff of First UMC in Santa Rosa. Rev. Veisa will also resource the Council of Vakatawas and the various Fijian ministries in the conference.
He is ordained as a Methodist minister of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma. The appointment is part of the bi-lateral agreement already in place between the California-Nevada Annual Conference and the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma.
For the past 13 years, he has served as a Divisional Superintendent in Fiji most recently in Bau (consisting of 19 circuits), Ba (consisting of 8 circuits in the Western Division of Viti Levu), and Macuata (consisting of 19 circuits in the Northern Division of Vanua Levu). Some of his ministry journey includes serving as a Fiji Military Forces chaplain to Sinai in the Middle East, hospital chaplaincy, and a lecturer at Davuilevu Theological College.
Rev. Veisa has been a delegate in the Billy Graham Crusade in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, participant in a Melbourne workshop on HIV/AIDS, and has completed a course in counseling.
Rev. Veisa is married to Litia Vulase Veisa, an ordained Deaconess. She earned a bachelors degree in theology from Christian Leaders Training College in PNG, and a diploma in Biblical studies from Davuilevu Theological College. She has served as a chaplain at the Lelean Memorial School, staff for the social services department of the Methodist Church in Fiji, and secretary/department head of the Methodist Women's Fellowship in the Methodist Church in Fiji. She has been a part-time teacher at Nasoso Circuit (theological) School Macuata, Delaira Circuit (theological) school in Ba, and Lotu Bible (theological) School in Bau.
They have four children (two daughters, two sons), and five grandchildren.