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Robert Wafula is a Friends pastor, a Christian leader, a scholar of religion, a social scientist and an educator. He is an alumnus of Friends Theological College, St. Paul’s United Theological College in Limuru, Kenya, Earlham School of Religion and Ohio University. His PhD was earned from Ohio University in the field of Cultural Studies in Education with his research focusing on the intersection of indigenous cultural practices and Christian faith among the Bukusu community of western Kenya. He holds two master’s degrees — in International Affairs and in Religious Studies — and has published in the fields of cultural studies, development studies, Quakerism and comparative religions.

Robert has left a position teaching comparative religions, anthropology, cultural diversity and comparative literature at Columbus State College and at Central Ohio Technical College in Ohio in order to take up the role of Principal at FTC. He states that he is greatly 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.”

Click here to learn more about the ongoing campaign to support Robert Wafula to serve as Principal of Friends Theological College!