Brother Funaki was born in Ha'atu'a, 'Eua, Tonga. At the time of his call as president of the Port Moresby Mission, Brother Funaki was working full time as a seminary coordinator in Tonga.
Brother Funaki has served as a missionary in the Tonga Mission and as a branch president and member of a high council among other callings.
As President of the Port Moresby Mission, Brother Funaki has enacted policies with the vision of forming districts located in the outlying areas into stakes. Currently the only stake in New Guinea is in Port Moresby.
Brother Funaki and his wife Lolina are the parents of five children.