Elder Branan Karae is the Assistant Head Elder for Portoroki for 2016. He is from Ambae and is married to Christina Karae from the Solomon Islands. Elder Karae and Christina have 3 children, Craig, Frank and Framon. Elder Karae is the son of one of Vanuatu's pioneer Missionaries. Pastor Simon Karae.
Elder Karae is also the Elder responsible for the Youth, Ambassadors, Pathfinders and Adventurers