Vaiangina “Vai” Sikahema
Vaiangina Sikahema
29 Aug 1962
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
TitleGeneral Authority Seventy
OrganizationGeneral Authority Seventies
Call Date3 Apr 2021

Vaiangina Sikahema

Vaiangina Sikahema was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 3, 2021.

Personal Life

Vaiangina Sikahema was born in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, on August 29, 1962. He married Keala Heder in 1984. They are the parents of four children.

Elder Sikahema received a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting and communications from Brigham Young University in 2002.

Elder Sikahema has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission, ward Young Men president, bishop, counselor in a mission presidency, and stake president. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Tenth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Northeast Area.

Professional Life

In 1986 he began his career as a professional American football player. He has played for the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and Philadelphia Eagles. In 1994 he began working as a sports anchor and then as a news anchor in 2013 for NBC 10 Philadelphia until his retirement in 2020.