Conference announces new Assistant Director of Congregational Development

April 27, 2006

North Alabama Conference Director of Connectional Ministries Rev. Dale Cohen announced that the Congregational Development Search Team has selected Thomas Muhomba as the new Assistant Director of Congregational Development following a nation-wide search.

Rev. Muhomba, a native of Zimbabwe, is an ordained United Methodist minister. He was ordained an elder in the in the United Methodist Church in 1988 when he was 24 years old. Since then he has served in pastoral ministry with the United Methodist Church in both Zimbabwe and the United States. He is the pastor of Simpson United Methodist Church in Versailles, Kentucky, where he has served since 2001. He is also serving as Adjunct Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Currently, Rev. Muhomba is completing his Doctorate of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he also earned a Master of Divinity degree. He is also a graduate of United Theological College in Harare, Zimbabwe and Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation in Kitwe, Zambia.

During his pastoral career Rev. Muhomba has gained much experience serving both large and small congregations; urban and rural congregations; and established congregations and new church plants. He has also served as district Council on Ministries Director, district Youth Director, Conference Projects Officer, a hospital Chaplin and a school Chaplin. He also served as the Director of the Conference Course of Study for the Harare West District in Zimbabwe.

Rev. Muhomba will officially begin his new position in North Alabama on July 1, 2006. As the Assistant Director of Congregational Development he will focus primarily on ethnic and multicultural ministries.

He and his family will attend this year's Annual Conference to meet and greet members of the North Alabama Conference. Annual Conference will be June 1-3 on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.

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