Reverend Sione Tukutau
Sione Tukutau was born and raised on the humble islands of Tonga. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Olympia for 24 years. Olympia has gained different work experiences as a hotel receptionist, bank teller, and teacher’s assistant.
Sione and Olympia have been gifted with two wonderful sons. Epeli is 23 years old, and he is still in college. Harvey graduated from Kearns High School in Kearns, Utah on June 27. He will be a freshman at the University of Northern Colorado in the coming fall semester.
Sione is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He has served as the Utah/Western Colorado District Superintendent overseeing 54 churches and 66 pastors since 2012. He has served in multiple appointments as pastor for cross-cultural ministry in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church for 14 years. Sione brings to the Rocky Mountain Conference and Greeley his infectious faith, collegial spirit and facility with bridging cultures in the family of God.
Sione graduated from the Hawaii Loa College in Kaneohe, Hawaii in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado in 1999 with a Master of Divinity degree.
At the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference of 2009, Sione received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for growing First UMC of Rock Springs, Wyoming from 120 to 171 members in the first four months of the year, increasing the total membership by 40%. Harvey received the same award at the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference of 2011. In 2010, Sione also received the Outstanding Contribution to Parish Ministry Award from the Iliff School of Theology. Sione and his family continued to grow this church in the following months and added an additional 200+ new members.
Sione has been elected as clergy delegate to Western Jurisdictional Conference and has served as reserve delegate to General Conference since 2008.
Sione sees himself as being the spiritual leader for God’s people – modeling his ministry by daily sharing his passion, enthusiasm, faith witness and personal outreach to God’s people.
Sione said, “My family and I are so grateful for the gifts and graces that God has offered us for ministry. Especially for the outstanding cross-cultural ministry skills we learned, which has enabled us to put our faith, vision and mission into practice as we seek to serve and change the world.”
My family and I are so excited, humbled and honored to join you at First United Methodist Church of Greeley ‘making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world’. May God bless us and guide us as we journey together.