REVEREND Willie Tungale is the new Bishop for the Anglican Diocese of Temotu.
He becomes the sixth bishop for the Diocese of Temotu, replacing The Most Reverend Leonard Dawea, who was elected earlier this year to become the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
Bishop Tungale was elected to his new role by the Diocese of Temotu Electoral Board on Friday.
at Tete Ni Kolivuti (TNK, the headquarters of the Community of the Sisters of the Church, east of Honiara.
Rev. Tungale, 54, is currently serving as chaplain and New Testament teacher at Mona Community High School in Santa Cruz, Temotu Province; a post he has held since 2012.
He was also the Principal and deputy Principal at the said school in 2010 and 2011.
He holds a Bachelor of Theology (Degree) from the University Auckland, New Zealand from 2002 – 2004 and Diploma in Theology from Bishop Patteson Theological College from 1995 – 1998.
He also holds Diploma in Education and Leadership from the University of the South Pacific (USP) here in Honiara through DFL mode of study.
Rev. Tungale comes from Napir village, Graciousa Bay, Santa Cruz, Temotu Province.
He is married to Ruth Tungale and they have five children.
The Consecration and installation service for Reverend Tungale into the office of the Bishop will take place on 16th February next year in Lata.
The Archbishop calls on all members of the Anglican Church of Melanesia to uphold Revd Tungale and his family in prayer as they prepare to take on this important responsibility in the church.