Pastor Cleo Kukeya is native of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Africa. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the “Université Pédagogique Nationale” in 1988 in Kinshasa (DR Congo). He then joined the Missionhurst fathers, a Roman Catholic religious order. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1992 from the “Philosophat Saint Augustin”, affiliated with the Pontifical Urbaniana University (Rome -Italy) and a Master degree in Clinical Psychology from “Université Pédagogique Nationale”, pastor Cleo Kukeya was sent to the United States as his mission country, He earned a Master of Divinity in 1998 from the Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX, M.A in Administration in 2001 from the University of the Incarnate, San Antonio, Texas, and a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership in 2006 from the University of the Incarnate Word.
Pastor Kukeya was ordained in 1998 as a Roman Catholic priest, and served as associate pastor at Sacred Heart Church (San Antonio, Texas). In 2003, he officially transferred his ordination to the Episcopal Church. He became affiliated with St Philip Episcopal Church (San Antonio, Texas).
Pastor Kukeya started the plant of Epiphany Anglican Church in 2009. Through his years in ministry, he come to witness to the community Jesus’ commitment to serving the poor. His passion in ministry now is reaching out to the marginalized and the frail. Accompanying pastor Kukeya in this journey is his dear wife Christelle. They married in 2009 and are blessed with two children, Abigail (born in 2010) and Asher (born in 2013).
Pastor Kukeya is also adjunct faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word as well as at Northwest Vista college. He is also very much involved with hospice work where he provides Pastoral Care and Counseling to terminally sick patients and their families/caregivers. Read more of his blogs to find out more about Pastor Kukeya.