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Rev. Poese Vatikani was appointed to the Carrollton United Methodist Church on July 1, 2022. Poese attended seminary in Tonga and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. He went to Hawaii under an Asian Pacific Islanders Scholarship to attend Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu in 1997. He graduated with a BA in History in 2000 and a Graduate Teaching Certificate of Languages in 2003. He worked in Finance until 2013 in Honolulu. In 2013 he was appointed by the Missouri Annual Conference to start a Pacific Islanders Ministry. He graduated from Saint Paul School of Theology with a MDiv in 2019. Before coming to Carrollton, he served as the pastor of Archie UMC. Poese is married to Doris Vakitani.