Sela Finau is an ordained elder in the Central Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Before her current appointment to Western Hills UMC in July 2022, Sela served from 2016 to 2022 at First United Methodist Church in Taylor. From 2013 to 2016, she served as pastor of Annetta UMC (Aledo) and Bethel UMC (Weatherford). Sela also served as an associate pastor at W.C. Martin UMC in Bedford, Texas, from 2011 to 2013.
Sela holds a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from Drew Theological School, Drew University, a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Perkins School of Theology, SMU; Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Brite Divinity School, TCU; and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from UT Arlington.
She is a native of the Pacific Islands of Tonga, where she was born. Her family migrated to Hawai’i at a young age and later relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Raised in the Wesleyan heritage and tradition, Sela is committed to her faith and excited to serve God through church ministries and partnerships in the community.