Alesana Fosi Pala amo
Alesana is Head of Department for Practical Theology at Malua Theological College, Samoa. An ordained minister of the Congregational Christian Church Samoa, his research interests include social ministries, Pacific research methodologies, theology and pastoral counselling. Alesana has a PhD from Massey University New Zealand through his research on Samoan pastoral counselling. 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.