Alesana Fosi Palaamo

Alesana is Head of Department for Practical Theology at Malua Theological College in Samoa. An ordained minister of the Congregational Christian Church Samoa, his research interests include social ministries, Pacific research methodologies, theology and pastoral counselling. Alesanas PhD research through Massey University New Zealand explored pastoral counselling practices of Samoans. Alesana and his wife Lemau co-founded a pastoral counselling agency called Soul Talk Samoa Trust, and their sons Norman, Alex and Jayden attend college and primary school in Samoa. Alesana has used the NRSV for these notes.