The Friends Theological College Board of Governors, together with Friends United Meeting, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Robert J. Wafula to serve as Principal of Friends Theological College (Kaimosi, Kenya) beginning in mid-2014. Dr Wafula is an alumnus of Friends Theological College, St Paul’s United Theological College, Earlham School of Religion and Ohio University. He is a Friends pastor, a Christian leader, a scholar of religion, a social scientist and an educator. After growing up in Bungoma County in Kenya, he has been studying and working in the United States for seventeen years.
He is looking forward to returning to Kenya to give back to the community through this important leadership role in support of the mission of FTC to “equip pastoral ministers who will be thoughtful listeners, effective evangelists, dynamic preachers, informed educators and models of integrity.” The FTC Board and the FUM General Secretary have made this joint appointment in anticipation that Dr Wafula will lead the college through the process of accreditation and will strengthen the academic and financial profile of the college. He and his wife Nancy, a recently-qualified nurse, have a grown daughter and two grandchildren.
FUM will be working diligently over the next few months to raise the necessary support for the new Principal from Friends around the world. Please consider a monthly pledge to his ministry account or a generous gift to help us meet this need. FUM will be providing further information about pledges soon. In the mean time, please make a gift in support of Robert or send a check to the FUM office in Richmond.