Date: July 12, 2023
Connecting with our international DMin students in June provides us with wonderful windows into the varied cultural contexts of the Anglican Communion. This August VTS will be welcoming 4 new international MA/MDiv students and they will offer similar gifts during the entire academic year. In this commentary, we’d like to introduce you to them, with the hope that you will join us in offering them warm greetings in August and beyond.
Christian Bempah Owusu is from the Anglican Diocese of Asante Mampong in Ghana where he has served in various roles, including Head Seminarian at St. Nicholas Seminary, Cape Coast and Curate at Augustine Anglican Church in Bonkrong-Ashanti.
Javanie Byfield is from Clarendon, Jamaica and comes to us from the University of the West Indies with a degree in Ministerial Studies. He recently served as the Director of Education for the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
Osumba Beatrice Atieno is from Sega, Kenya, and the Diocese of Maseno West. She has a background in social work with youth and orphans and skills in community mobilization and management.
Nonhlanhla Guglethu Precious Shezi is from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and has a background in communications leadership in both the private and non-profit sectors. She has served in leadership roles in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and in Kairos Southern Africa.
CACS is looking forward to supporting the formation of these impressive new students.
Hartley Hobson Wensing
Associate Director, CACS
Administrative Coordinator, CACS