ANNIE MWAKA DECHE – RESUME
**Crieve Court, Co. Down- Newry BT34 2PE
I am a Dedicated and Compassionate faithful Minister, Ordained on the 4th of August 2014; with over ten years of Experience of the Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care in the Methodist Church in Kenya and Northern Ireland. I Possess diverse knowledge and skills which include Organization, Financial and Human resource Management, Leadership, Mentorship, Counselling and Role Modelling. I have a passion to work with people of all Ages, Races and Creed in order to empower them, and encourage inclusion Demonstrating the Love of Jesus Christ. I have gone through the safe guarding training here in Northern Ireland in 2018.
I am fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili languages.
I am Married to Moses Deche Mwangovya and together we are blessed with three children- Arnold Mwangovya, Marion Mkonza and Rachael Sambo.
I believe that the Church exists to promote God and help people live fully for his Glory. Together our mission is to reach people and help them become followers of Our Lord Jesus Christ through Biblical Training and the Power of the Holy Spirit. A healthy church works well with a good balance between Worship, Evangelism, Discipleship, Fellowship, and Equipping believers. Taking part in sacraments, confirmation, bible study, counselling, mentoring, weddings, funerals, hospital visits, home visits, growing new congregations, building new places of worship; has been essential in my ministry throughout all appointments. Having this balanced approach to ministry creates an atmosphere that is inviting to the lost, lonely, vulnerable, uplifting believers and especially the little children.
Daisy Hill Hospital: Hospital Chaplain (Part- Time- 1.87 hours a week)- Current
Methodist Church in Ireland-Newry Circuit-North Western District: Circuit Minister- Current
Kenya Methodist University- Mombasa Campus: University Chaplain- 11/2016-06/2018
Kenya Methodist University- Mombasa Campus: Part-Time Lecturer- 12/2009-06/2018
Methodist Church in Kenya- Isinya Circuit: Circuit Minister- 04/2016- 10/2016
Methodist Church in Kenya- Ruaraka Circuit: Superintendent Minster-01/2015-12/2015
Methodist Church in Kenya-Conference Office: Women Fellowship Coordinator- 09/2015-03/2016
Methodist Church in Kenya- Mtongwe Church (Kisiwani Circuit): Circuit Minister- 09/2012-08/2013
Methodist Church in Kenya- Mamba Circuit: Circuit Minister- 01/2010-08/2012
Queen’s Theological Foundation Birmingham: Master of Arts in Theology and Transformative Practice (Validated by Newman University- 09/2013-07/2014) Graduated in October 2017
St. Pauls University: Bachelor of Divinity- 09/2006-05/2009 Graduated in October 2009
Certificate of Higher Education- Computer Data Network Solution Institute- 09/2002
Technical University of Mombasa- Accounts Clerk Certificate- 04/1986
National Council of Churches of Kenya/Coast Interfaith Council of Clerics- Attending workshops with others learning on empowering comm unities on Governance, Peace Talks to the youth and Interfaith Engagements aimed at peaceful coexistence- 01/2010-05/2018
5th Pan African Meeting of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians at Kempton Park-South African-Publication on Empowering Women in the Era of Prosperity Gospel- 08/2013
St. Paul’s University- Theology of Work -20-23/09/2010
National Council of Churches of Kenya- Women in Governance and Sustainable Development- 01-06/11/2010
St. Paul’s University- Limuru, Kenya- Practical Skills and Leadership- 01-02/05/2009
Evangelism Explosion International- Mombasa, Kenya- Leadership Training and Equipping Ministry- 15-20/07/2007
St. Paul’s University- Limuru, Kenya- Preaching Seminar- Level 1, 2 & 3- 2006-2008
Methodist Church in Kenya- Lay Preachers Training- 2006-2007
Wider Church Involvement
I have been involved in District Prayer gatherings, Inter- District Youth Fun days, Continuous Ministry Developments training, workshops and seminars organised by the connexion and districts. I join with colleagues and others on online webinars continuous learning and book clubs. During the Covid 19 Pandemic I realised a new gift in preaching sermons live on Facebook, holding Prayer meetings/Bible Studies and Council meetings on zoom.
Community and Volunteer Work- Northern Ireland
I have been supporting community functions, festivals, memorials, helping in changing attitudes of young people towards church by effectively managing pastoral work in schools and institutions of learning. I passionately love interacting with people at any given opportunities.
Reading, current Affairs, Symposiums, shopping, Music, Travelling, Mountain Climbing, Making Friends, Knitting and Crocheting, Cooking and Baking, and excited about learning New Traditions and Cultures.