Our Team

The General Secretary


REVEREND James Bhagwan is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Fiji. He is a graduate of the Pacific Theological College (Suva) and Methodist Theological University (Seoul) . Rev Bhagwan worked extensively in the media before joining the ministry. His areas of advocacy are  climate justice - with particular emphasis on the ocean - gender equality, self-determination ecumencism and interreligous dialogue  . 

Programmes Manager


FRANCES Namoumou is the new Programme Manager. She is responsible for all Programme Officers and personally handles environment, climate change, disaster and displacement. A graduate of the Fiji National University, she has worked for the World Council of Churches and the Adventist Development Relief Agency.

Child Protection


ADI Mariana Waqa heads the Child Protection Programme, a new area of work started by the PCC in 2020.

Mariana is a graduate of the United Theological College in Parramatta, Sydney and previously worked for the Columban Missionaries, a society within the Roman Catholic church.

Finance and Administration


JULIE Chang-Tusulu previously worked with the international accounting agency KPMG before joining the World Council of Churches. She later joined the PCC and heads the Finance and Administration team.

Development and Media


NETANI Rika is an award-winning Pacific journalist. He heads the Communications Desk and manages the PCC Assets Unit which is an integral part of the organisation's revenue generation for self-sustainability. 

Programme Assistant


MAIMA Vaai is a Programme Assistant in the Stewardship Programme. Her responsibilities include research and policy proposal writing. A graduate of the  University of the South Pacific, Maima is a member of the local Samoan youth group.