About Us

rosellaRosella Shishido

Rosella Shishido has been a First Prez member since April 1999, and on the church staff since June 2001. Prior to working at First Prez, Rosella worked at Banana Republic (Kahala Mall, Honolulu) for almost 10 years and in radio in Manila for 5. She is the Director of Communications at First Prez and the Staff Liaison for the Red Carpet Ministry.

What do you like most about your job?
Writing and editing; creating; streamlining church communications

Tell us about your family
Married to Michael for over two decades, and mom to our two sons and two black labradors.

What is your favorite comfort food? 
Chicken arroz caldo (Filipino rice porridge)

What is one of your pet peeves?

Not knowing when to use "I" versus "me" in sentence construction. In second place: using the cliche "at the end of the day." 


What books are you reading?
Mostly textbooks for my online classes. Also, "Church Marketing 101" by Richard Reising and "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis 


Favorite Song (one of many)

"Ain’t No Sunshine" (Bill Withers), "Yellow" (Coldplay)


Favorite Movie (one of many)

Remains of the Day


If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? 

Flight, psychokinesis, rapid healing


Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.

Maybe a 4? I’m pretty conventional.


What is your favorite Hawaii restaurant that you would recommend? 

California Pizza Kitchen



Macaroni Grill

Whole Foods Salad Bar


What is your favorite place(s) in Hawaii to get dessert?

California Pizza Kitchen 

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