It is one of the most prestigious ministry posts in Hawaii with a very rich spiritual heritage and legacy. This is largely due to the historical significance of the institution and the many lives impacted throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond every single day. Our guest today in this pre-recorded interview is Kahu Kordell Kekoa, Chaplain of the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama’s.
Kahu Kordell Kekoa is a child of the Reverend Solomon “Hotch” and Nancy Kekoa. He attended Kamehameha Schools from 1967-1980. He went on to attend and graduate from Point Loma College in San Diego, California with a B.A. in Business Administration degree with a certificate in computer science. Desiring to teach business, he began teaching at Kamehameha in 1989, but soon felt a call to minister to students of Hawaiian ancestry. He taught Christian Education in the middle school for five years before pursuing a Master’s degree in Divinity from International College and Graduate School in Honolulu. He received that degree in 2000 as well as his ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. He continued teaching in the middle school for five more years before being called as the 16th Chaplain of The Kamehameha Schools Kapalama’s in 2001 where he currently ministers with the United Church of Christ. His family includes four children – Kalaniaukai, Kamanukea, Kaena and Ku’ulei.
Psalm 78:4 “…we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.”