Pastor David Niu - Tevita Lautaimi Hakaumotu Niu

Dave (Tevita) was born and raised in the Island Kingdom of Tonga. He attended primary and secondary schools there. After graduating from high school (community college level in the US) he worked for the Department of Land Survey and Natural Resources of Tonga. In the Fall of 1980, before having the opportunity to come to the States, he taught general science in the Free Wesleyan Church high school in his village community.

In February 1981, he had the opportunity to come to the States and attended Brigham Young University – Hawaii Campus. In 1985 he graduated with a BS in Vocational Management with an emphasis on Electronics. After his graduation from college he left Hawaii to come to California. In 1992 he enrolled in Seminary at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley from where he graduated with his Master of Divinity in 1995 and started serving his first church in Modesto.

David is married to Ana and they have four children: Son Doyle in the Marine Corps in Hawaii; Daughter Neomai who is enrolled in Sacramento State Extension program on Criminal Justice; Daughter Emma, is a Sophomore at Sacramento State majoring on Child Development; Son Michael, is a Sophomore at Terra Linda High School.

Dave has been serving on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry for 4 years after serving the Delta District Board of Ordained Ministry since 2005. He also has been serving on the Conference Immigration Task Force since its inception in 2007.

Dave Is coming to us from the Livingston UMC which was his fifth church. He had not asked to be moved, but when he got the call in 2014, he reluctantly agreed to transfer to Aldersgate. His reluctance came from the need for his children to transfer schools.

However, every appointment he had had, he and his family have felt that it was the best place they had ever lived and served. The family had always been subsequently reluctant to move, once they settled down!

Presently he can be reached (if absolutely necessary) at:, Cell (415) 716-9519; church (415) 492 0237

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Phone: 415-492-0237
Address: 1 Wellbrock Heights, San Rafael, CA 94903