Kahu Nani Hill
Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Kehaunani Hill, also known as 𝗞𝗮𝗵𝘂 𝗡𝗮𝗻𝗶, was born and raised in Hanapepe, on the west side of Kaua`i. After a distinguished career in education on Kaua`i, she pursued a calling into the ministry. She was graduated from Yale Divinity School with a Masters in Divinity and a Doctorate in Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary. She returned to Kaua`i and served two local churches. She retired from the ministry in 2017 and with her husband, Jerry, moved to Phoenix, Arizona to be closer to their daughter, son, and their granddaughter. 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼 𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗞𝗮𝗵𝘂 𝗡𝗮𝗻𝗶 𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 where she is nurturing and strengthening the Hokuloa `ohana, building on Hokuloa’s historical Hawaiian roots, welcoming all people into our doors, no matter where they are on life’s journey, creating vibrant worship services, and strengthening our keiki program.
We invite you to come and meet Kahu Nani and listen to her Sunday message at 9:00 AM or stop by the church on Thursdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM when there is an Open House for visitors. Kahu's schedule is generally:
Sunday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (Worship service and visitations)
Monday: Day Off
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Office Hours
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Office Hours
Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Office Hours
Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Working Remotely
Saturday: Day Off
Please leave voicemail messages for Kahu Nani on Hokuloa's main number (808) 883-8295 or email the church office.
Church Council meets via Zoom monthly on Wednesday at 3pm. Trustees, Diaconate and Christian Education are the sitting committees of the Church.
MEET HOLULOA'S MUSIC DIRECTOR!
Gary Ross, at home on the concert stage and jazz venues, has a wide array of credits to his name. He performed the Bach Brandenburg Concerto #2 and the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra and performed regularly with the Allentown Symphony (PA), Trenton Symphony (NJ), and the Main Street Brass Quintet.
With Crosswinds Trio, Gary toured in Europe, Canada, and across the US mainland. On the show stage, Gary performed with such celebrities as Liberace, Bobby Vinton, and Barry White.
Gary taught music for 35 years in the Lebanon Township, New Jersey school system and also taught privately. For 28 years he performed seasonly with the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse orchestra.
After retiring from public school teaching, Gary was the music director and keyboardist for the Clinton Presbyterian Church (NJ) for 5 years before moving to Hawaii in 2019.
The mission of Hokuloa Church is to follow Christ in our walk with God and each other - celebrating the traditions of our faith and the unique gifts of our Hawaiian heritage, sharing our aloha with neighbors near and far, and renewing ourselves and the earth by grace-filled living and giving.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beide quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right path for His name's sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)