Rev. Charissa Suli
Rev. Charissa Suli is one of the National Consultants in the Assembly Resourcing Unit. 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.
Rev. Suli has previously served as a Cross Cultural Consultant in the NSW/ACT Synod’s Board of Mission, Youth Leader in Dee Why on Sydney’s northern beaches and as Convenor of the Tongan National Conference (TNC). Her role on TNC was to mentor emerging young leaders, lead programs for youth and young adults and bridge the gap between the first and second generation Tongan community.
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.