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UGANDA: Anglican church installs first female head

UGANDA: Anglican church installs first female head

By Admin
8th July 2019

Rev. Canon Dr. Nyegenye was born and raised in the eastern district of Busia to the late Rev. James Efumbi and Janet Efumbi, she is the second born of seven.

All Saints' Cathedral, Kampala (ASCK) will install her first-ever female Provost in the history of the Church of Uganda, Rev. Canon Dr. Rebecca Margaret Nyegenye, and her assistant, Rev. Captain David Serunjogi on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, during the mid-week service.

The service will start at 4:00 pm. The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and the Bishop, Diocese of Kampala, His Grace Stanley Ntagali, will preside over the function.

The Provost is the Parish Priest who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Cathedral for providing overall leadership to the Cathedral ministry in articulating and implementing the Vision, Mission, Objectives and entire operations of the Church while maintaining the dignity, heritage, and values of the Anglican Church of Uganda.

Rev. Canon Dr. Nyegenye was born and raised in the eastern district of Busia to the late Rev. James Efumbi and Janet Efumbi, she is the second born of seven.

Dr. Nyegenye holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Master of Arts in Theology from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry USA, Bachelor of Divinity of Uganda Christian University, and a Certificate in Theology from Bishop Usher Wilson Theological College Buwalasi.

On February 10, 1990, she got married to Wilson Nyegenye, the National Equipment and Supply Chain Coordinator-National Laboratory Services in the Ministry of Health and they have three children.

Ordained in 1997 and priested in 2000 in Bukedi Diocese, Dr. Nyegenye first worked at St. John's COU in Busia as Assistant Vicar and Acting Vicar between 1996 and 1998. She later moved to Uganda Christian University as the Chaplain's Assistant in 2002. In 2004, she was promoted to Assistant Chaplain until September 3, 2012, when she was appointed University Chaplain.

She has undergone several short courses and trainings on Bible Exposition, Alpha Global Leaders' Training, Basic Counseling Skills, Muslim Background Believer's Discipleship Training.

Her passion is in discipleship, pastoral care, and counseling, evangelism, preaching and mentoring. Her basic interest in research is on Biblical leadership with a hope to develop church leadership.

About All Saints' Cathedral, Kampala:

All Saints Cathedral, Kampala, is located on Nakasero hill and is the headquarters of the Diocese of Kampala for which the Archbishop of the Province of the Church of Uganda (Anglican) is also Diocesan Bishop.

For over 106 years, All Saints parish has grown to over 6,000 worshippers today and remains a Cosmopolitan Cathedral serving diverse people and cultures from the entire country and international communities.

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