Terms of Reference
In following through with the direction given in the Third Trumpet Communiqué, #28, the Theological Formation & Education team is formed with the following mandate:
1. Prepare a revised Catechism for training in discipleship
2. Develop a training program for existing Anglican leaders
3. Strengthening the network and cooperation between theological institutions and theologians in Global South. Where possible we will cooperate with Western institutions and theologians who share a similar vision in a theological education that is faithful to Scriptures and tradition.
4. This team will also work as a resource group to write, research, reflect and advise the Primates as needed.
Profile of Members
Rev. Dr Joseph Denge Galgalo
Lecturer in systematic and contextual theologies; Head of Divinity Department at St. Paul’s United TC, Limuru, Kenya. St. Paul’s United Theological College.
Dr Galgalo was made a deacon in the year 1993 and priested in 1994 in the Anglican Diocese of Kirinyaga, Kenya. He served in various capacities within the same diocese. He is presently involved in the life of the Anglican church in various ways, including serving as a member on two commissions at the Communion level: The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission and the recently established Archbishop of Canterbury’s Panel of Reference.
Rt Rev Dr D Zac Niringiye
Assistant Bishop Kampala Diocese, Church of Uganda
Prior to being consecrated bishop in January 2005, Dr Zac Niringiye served with the Church Mission Society as Regional Director for Society’s work in Africa, after 20 years of ministry among students in Uganda and all over English and Portuguese Speaking Africa, with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.
Dr. Niringiye received his Masters in Theology from Wheaton College in Illinois and his PhD in Theology and Mission History from Edinburgh University. He also received an honours degree in Physics from Makerere University, Uganda. He has published many articles on theology, leadership and mission. Bishop Zac has been instrumental in founding many organisations and ministries such as the Global South Institute at Uganda Christian University; The Evangelical Fellowship (EFU) of Uganda, Kampala Evangelical School of Theology (KEST), Aclaim Africa (a leading leadership and management consulting firm), Mission Together Africa, and Relate Communications, the publishers of Relate magazine. He has had a distinguished career as a theologian, mission leader, pastor, HIV/AIDS activist and organizational development consultant. He is also a marriage and family life counsellor.
In recognition of his leadership, passion and crusade for social justice and restoration of human dignity among marginalised communities, at its plenary session in June 2005, the Uganda Joint Christian Council (a Council bringing together the Church of Uganda [Anglican], the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches in Uganda) elected Bishop Niringiye to chair the National Task Force on the Conflict in Northern Uganda. The Task Force is working with other stakeholders for the ending of the 20 year conflict between a brutal rebellion and the Government of Uganda, as well as advocating for humanitarian, resettlement and reconstruction for over 1.8 million displaced people in the region.
Rev. Canon George Ugochukwu Njoku
Director Theological Education and Doctrinal Matters and the Dean, St. Francis of Assisi Theological College Wusasa, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
The Reverend Canon George Ugochukwu Njoku is 46 years of age. He first trained as a Mechanical Engineer before answering the call to full-time pastoral ministry. He was ordained in 1992 at Jos after graduating from the Theological College of Northern Nigeria Bukuru-Jos with a BD. He obtained further training in the UK at the Proclamation Trust’s Cornhill Training Course and the London
Bible College with an MA in Biblical Interpretation. He is pursuing higher degrees in Hermeneutics.
A former National Chairman of the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship, he has been serving as the Director for Theological Education and Doctrinal Matters and the Provincial Clerical Secretary for Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). He has just been redeployed to St. Francis of Assisi Theological College, Wusasa Zaria as the Dean. Internationally, he is a member of TEAC and is representing Nigeria in the Governing Council of ANITEPAM (The African Network of Institutions of Theological Education Preparing Anglicans for Ministry). He is interested in the Anglican Church’s faithfulness to the Scriptures.
Michael Poon is the Director of CSCA, the mission research arm of Trinity Theological College, Singapore. One of his main tasks is to help churches in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to reflect on their history and organize their archives. He also teaches postgraduate courses on Christianity in Asia, and supervises master and doctoral students. He is the series editor of the Australasian Theological Forum Press Christianity in Asia Series. He contributes regularly to the Global South Anglican web site on present-day Communion issues. (See also http://www.ttc.edu.sg/csca/poon/index.htm.)
Michael Poon also is an honorary clergy in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Diocese of Singapore. He is the Convenor of the Documentation Study Group (DABOH) of the International Association of Mission Studies; Honorary Research Affiliate in Asia Research Institute, University of Singapore; Honorary Research Associate, Divinity School, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Fellow of Saint John’s College, University of Hong Kong; and Convenor of Langham Partnership regional Council (East Asia).
Before his present ministries in Singapore since 2004, he served twenty years in Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican). He is married with three children.