Staff

Pastor Emmaus Bandekile Mwamakula is the General Director, based in Dar es Salaam. Emmaus holds a Bachelor (Hons.) Degree in Applied Theology and a Master of Arts degree in ‘Global Issues in Contemporary Missions’ from Redcliffe College in England. Note: From 4th October 2012 to 3rd October 2013 Emmaus expects to be on sabbatical leave in order to undertake further Christian Ministry studies. While Emmaus is on leave, Mrs Stella Mtui is Acting General Director. Stella has previous served on the SU Staff in children’s ministry and has served in the Standing Committe for 3 years. She holds a Certificate in Social Works and an Advanced Diploma in Social Works from the Institute of Social Welfare in Dar es Salaam and also has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Mzumbe University, Tanzania.

Mrs Stellah Mtui
is Acting National Director for Scripture Union of Tanzania while Pastor Emmaus Mwamakula takes two years sabbatical leave to undertake further studies (from 4th October 2012).

Rev. Elias Peter Cherra
: He is the SU Director for SU Imbaseni Centre in Arusha. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Theology from the International Baptist Theological Seminary of Eastern Africa, Arusha РTanzania (now Mount Meru University). He leads the team of 23 supporting staff working at the Centre. The SU Imbaseni Centre runs a Vocational Training Centre with a population of over 150 students. The centre also has  camping facilities and the Hall at the Centre can accommodate over 600 people. Apart from SU, various groups use the camp facilities.

Mrs Angelina Bandekile Mwamakula¬† is the Director of SU Eastern Zone which includes Dar es Salaam, Morogoro and Pwani regions. She holds a Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy from Dar es Salaam and a Bachelor (Hons.) Degree in Applied Theology from Redcliffe College in England. She first joined Scripture Union as a volunteer in Youth and Children’s ministry in 1999 and joined the full time staff in December 2005. Her main role includes recruiting and leading a team of volunteers in her regions; organising and planning for all SU activities in her areas such as Children’s camps, Youth camps, schools ministries etc. Angelina leads a team of 8 staff and several volunteers who work in the areas of children, young people and families.

Mr. Bryson Mwakisembeja: Bryson joined SU in 1987 as children’s worker. Bryson is the Director of Scripture Union in the Southern Highlands which includes the regions of Mbeya, Rukwa, Ruvuma and Iringa. He is also the project leader of the SU Centre at Iyela in Mbeya. Iyela Centre has a nursery school, primary school and a Vocational Training Centre. Among other things, Bryson leads various youth and children’s camps in his regions. He works with several volunteers who help in organising and leading various SU activities.

Rev. Lucas Anthony Musa: Lucas first joined SU in 1989 and then he left for theological studies and pastoral ministry in his local church. He then joined SU in 2005 as the SU Director for Zanzibar. Lucas leads a successful children’s ministry at his home in Zanzibar. The situation there has compelled Lucas to use his home as a meeting place for the children. He is also involved in leading the project of SU Youth Centre in Zanzibar. Upon completion, the Youth Centre will be the main meeting point for both children and young people there. Lucas holds a Diploma in Theology from Assemblies Bible College in Dodoma.

Mr. Charles Chinchibera: Mr Chinchibera joined SU in 2007 as SU Coordinator for the Lake Zone which includes the regions of Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kagera and Musoma. He is mainly ministry is working among secondary schools students in the area. The children ministry also is very active following his leadership through the Faith Comes by Hearing program. SU was pioneered in Mwanza through SU Bible reading notes.

Rev. Amos Nkini: Amos Nkini is the Director of SU in the Northern Zone which includes the regions of Kilimanjaro and Tanga. Amos, a long time SU volunteer and at one time an SU staff in the late 1980s, joined SU in 2005 being seconded by the Lutheran Church in the Northern Diocese. Amos leads and number of volunteers who work among children and young people. Amos holds a Certificate in Theology from Lutheran Theological College, Makumira in Arusha.

Mr. Luka Anangisye Mwanja: After working as a volunteer for over 3 years, Luka joined SU staff in 2007. He is based in Dar es Salaam working with children who live in difficulties environment. He is also visits the Remand Home in Dar es Salaam. Luka is pursuing a Diploma in Theology at St. Mark’s College in Dar es Salaam and is expecting to finish his course in May 2010.

Mr. Nehemiah Kaaya: Nehemiah is a teacher at Pugu Secondary School, a government school in Dar es Salaam. After launching the SU Teachers – Christian Fellowship on September 2008, Nehemiah was appointed to coordinate this new fellowship. His main role is organising various meetings and seminars for Christian teachers in Dar es Salaam. Nehemiah holds a Bachelor Degree with Education from the University of Dar es Salaam.

Miss Lillian Peter Ndeliso: Lillian was appointed ministry secretary for the SU Teachers – Christian Fellowship in 2008. Prior to that Lillian was a teacher of Home Nutrition at Dar es Salaam Secondary school in the city. From September 2009, Lillian is doing a one year placement with Careforce in England and she is based in Manchester. Lillian holds a Diploma in Education.

Miss Blandina Mapunda: Blandina was appointed as SU Schools coordinator in Dar es Salaam in September 2008. Her main roles has been visiting various schools and teaching Religious Education in schools. She has been involved in counselling students in hostels. Blandina is now doing a one year placement with Careforce in England and she is based in Birmingham. Blandina holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Mzumbe University in Morogoro – Tanzania.

Mr. Tuntufye Mwakyembe: Tuntufye joined SU as schools coordinator in Dar es Salaam in 2007. He is now the SU evangelist to secondary school students throughout Tanzania. He is also the SU camps coordinator for Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Morogoro and Pwani regions. Tuntufye holds a Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy from Dar es Salaam and is now a final year student of Education at Makumira University College, Arusha.

Miss Penny Elliott: Penny is from England and joined SU Tanzania as missionary in 2003. Penny is involved in training people who work among children throughout the country. She is also involved in mentoring some few volunteers who after a short time become independent.

Miss Deborah Wami: Deborah, a journalist by training is based at the Head Office in Dar es Salaam as a part time staff helping in leading the newly formed SU Media Christian Fellowship. Deborah is also pursuing a degree in economics at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Mrs. Dinah Ng’weng’weta: Prior to coming to SU, Dinah was an evangelist with the African Inland Church in Tanzania (AICT). She joined Scripture Union in February 2007 as SU Coordinator for the Central Zone which includes Dodoma and Singida regions. Later on in 2008, she was moved to Mwanza to become the SU Children’s coordinator there. Dinah is mainly involved in primary schools and children’s ministry. She also runs seminars for those who work with children. Dinah was trained as an evangelist at the AICT Bible School.

Rev. Harrison Mnyuke: Prior to coming to SU, Harrison was a Baptist minister. He joined SU in April 2007, becoming the first SU staff to be appointed for Tabora. He is currently the SU Director for the Western Zone which includes the regions of Tabora and Kigoma. Harrison main ministry there is SU Bible reading promotion and schools ministry. Harrison holds a Diploma in Theology from the International Baptist Theological Seminary of Eastern Africa, Arusha – Tanzania (now Mount Meru University).

Mrs. Grace William Bwemelo: Grace worked with Emmaus Correspondence School in Dar es Salaam before joining SU in 2004. Grace combines the role of Assistant Administrative at the Head Office and that of Children’s staff in Dar es Salaam. She is also the main coordinator of Faith Comes by Hearing project.