Vaiangina “Vai” Sikahema
Born
Vaiangina Sikahema
29 Aug 1962
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Calling(s)
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.

Church Service

Elder Vaiangina Sikahema was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 3, 2021, at age 58. 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.

Elder Sikahema has served in various Church callings, including full-time missionary in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission, ward Young Men president, bishop’s counselor, bishop, counselor in a mission presidency, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, and Area Seventy.

Professional Life

Elder Sikahema received a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting and communications from Brigham Young University. In 1986 he began his career as a professional American football player, becoming the first Tongan to play in the NFL. He played for the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and Philadelphia Eagles. Upon retiring from football in 1994, he started his broadcasting career for NBC 10 Philadelphia as the station’s sports director and later their morning news anchor until his retirement in 2020.

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 and several grandchildren.