Ministers and Team

Tawa Union Church is blessed to have a caring and contributing team of ministers and administrators.

Rev Matafonua Langi

Minister

Rev Hiueni Nuku

Minister, Tongan Congregation

Hiueni Nuku is a self supporting Methodist minister who has oversight over our Tongan ministry. He is the manager of the Porirua Union Health Centre. Hiueni is Tongan born and has been resident in New Zealand since the 80s. He has a wife and four children. One of Hiueni’s talents is his ability to bridge Tongan and Kiwi culture. Another of his talents is that he plays a mean mouth organ.

Jay Smith

Parish Administrator

Jay Smith is a long-time resident of Tawa who grew up in the Methodist Church. They honed their administration skills in various public sector roles, and are now enjoying supporting the Tawa Union community. They also work privately as a life coach and writer. They get very enthused about history, theology, and gardening.