Rev. Charissa Suli is a National Consultant with the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia. In July 2021, Charissa was declared President-elect of the Uniting Church in Australia. She will serve as President from 2024-2027 – the youngest and first person from a diverse cultural background to serve in the role. Charissa brings experience in mentoring youth and young adults and is committed to investing in their personal growth by creating space for them to lead in the Uniting Church.
Rev. Suli is a second-generation Tongan Minister of the Word, ordained in 2014 to serve in Dapto Uniting Church on the NSW South Coast up until 2017. From a strong Methodist family tradition and part of a supportive Tongan community, Rev. Suli was called into ministry by Dee Why Uniting, Cecil Gribble Tongan Congregation.
In her role as an Assembly National Consultant, Rev. Charissa Suli spends her time in the many different cultural communities across the Uniting Church, encouraging UCA members to be disciples of Christ and building networks of trust along the way.
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