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John Muhanji

African Ministries Director

John Muhanji is FUM's African Ministries Director, working from the Africa Ministries Office in Kisumu, Kenya. He oversees member relationships, mission mobilization, working with Advancement Officer Colin Saxton on fundraising initiatives and policies, and works with General Secretary Kelly Kellum to shepherd the overall vision of Africa Ministries. John also represents FUM on the board of Friends Theological College.

John is committed to supporting leadership training and renewal in the East African Friends Churches, and has helped bring together Quaker pastors for spiritual training and reformation. He is also involved in the growth of the Friends Church in Tanzania, Eastern Congo, and Uganda. John plays a key role in peace and reconciliation among Quaker meetings in Kenya, and embraces the unity of purpose of Friends.

John worked as a banker for nineteen years before resigning  to join Friends United Meeting in February, 2005. As a banker, he earned experience in working with people and handling financial matters for the country’s economy. He brings that same experience, with integrity and effectiveness, to the FUM family.

John holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from George Fox University, and a Masters of Divinity from the Earlham School of Religion. John is also a farmer, in Kitale, of corn, beans, chickens, turkeys, and Guinea fowl. He organizes annual sporting activities in his home community for the youth during school holidays. He plays an advisory role to many Quaker High School Boards of Management. In addition, John has become an avid golf player, and loves to socialize with the golfers he meets who are not a part of his church circles.