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Church of Uganda to Install First Female Provost

Church of Uganda’s All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala (ASCK) is set to install the first-ever female Provost in the history of the Church.

According to a statement released from the All Saints’ Cathedral on Monday, the Rev. Canon Dr. Rebecca Margaret Nyegenye, and her assistant, Rev. Captain David Serunjoji are expected to be installed on Wednesday 10th July, 2019 during the mid-week service by the Archbishop Stanley Ntagali.

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

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.

She 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 married Mr. 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.

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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.

 

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