Mission Center President & Financial Officer
Pacific Islands Mission Centre
Ralph Aona, a minister for Community of Christ, is president of the Pacific Islands Mission Centre. He holds the priesthood office of high priest.
His past assignments include serving as regional administrator of Hawaii and the South Pacific Region. Ralph was a unit supervisor for the State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services—Child Protective Services.
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ralph received a bachelor of arts in social welfare and a master of social work from the University of Washington, Seattle. He also graduated from Park University, Parkville, Missouri, with a master of arts in religion.
Ralph is a board member with the Pacific Health Ministry, an interfaith organization involved in pastoral care training and ministries in the community. He also serves on the Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA board and is a consultant with Kokua Ohana, a foster care program in Hawaii.
Community of Christ has 250,000 members in more than 60 nations. The church’s mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.” Community of Christ International Headquarters is located in Independence, Missouri.
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