Thursday, August 7, 2008

Out of Africa

NZCMS has announced its new General Secretary, to replace Rev Tony Andrews. The new appointment is the Rev Steve Maina, currently General Secretary of the Church Army in Kenya.

Steve, who is an ordained Anglican priest, with two degrees, is expected to take up his position early in 2009.

This is a bold appointment for NZCMS which has never before appointed a full-time General Secretary who was not an NZ citizen. Steve however is not the first African to be appointed - Michael Lawrence precedes him on that score. But Steve will be the first Kenyan, and, at 37, one of the youngest General Secretaries appointed.

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