Rev. James Bhagwan is currently the General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, which is comprised of 33 Churches and 10 National Councils of Churches across 19 Pacific Island states and territories. He is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Fiji and is involved in social justice issues and ocean health. He holds a Bachelor of Divinity in Ecumenical Studies (Hons.) from the Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji and a Master of Theology in Christian Social Ethics from the Methodist Theological University in Seoul, South Korea. Rev Bhagwan is married to Maelin Pickering and is father to Francisco and Antonia.