Reverend Dawea, 44, succeeds the Most Reverend George Takeli who was enthroned and installed as the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia in April this year.
Reverend Dawea is currently serving as the Diocesan Secretary to the Diocese of Temotu, a post he has held since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Theology with Honours from the University College of Chester, now Chester University, in the United Kingdom. Revd Dawea comes from Malubu Village in the Reef Islands, Temotu Province. He is married to Mrs Dorah Dawea of Guadalcanal and they have two children.
Prior to joining the Anglican Priesthood, Father Dawea was a member of the Church’s Melanesian Brotherhood for twelve years.
The Archbishop calls on all members of the Anglican Church of Melanesia to uphold Revd Leonard Dawea and his family in prayer as they prepare to take on this important responsibility in the church.