Bishop Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy: the champion of diversity
Bishop Lusa’s visit will be a real gift to us. He was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he studied theology at the Faculté Universitaire de Théologie Protestante, Brussels, and worked as a researcher for the African Development Information Service before training for ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham.
Bishop Lusa is married to Mirjam, who served as Discipleship Officer of Leicester Cathedral, while +Lusa served as Black and Minority Ethnic Mission and Ministry Enabler in the Diocese of Leicester, and they have three young children.
With his help, we are praying that we can emerge from this time with fresh understandings of God and of our faith, new ways of being and doing church, and a reinvigorated commitment to the wonder of mission.
Bishop Lusa will preach at the Synod opening service on Sunday, May 28, and he will engage in conversation with the Synod attendees in a group setting on Monday, May 29. Both events will be live streamed.
The wider audience will have their chance to listen and to talk to Bishop Lusa. On Tuesday, May 30, the Diocese will organize a Conversation and Learning Workshop with Bishop Lusa. The workshop is scheduled for 9:30 am at RBC Place. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please note that everyone has to register for the event, including Synod participants. Please visit our EVENT PAGE to register.
Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy was consecrated as the Bishop of Willesden in January 2022, at a service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Lusa was ordained in 2008 and served as an Assistant Curate in the Diocese of Canterbury, before becoming Vicar of St Aidan, Gravesend in 2012. In 2017 he was appointed BAME Mission and Ministry Enabler in the Diocese of Leicester, wherein he oversaw an increase in representation and participation of those from UK Minority Ethnic (UKME) backgrounds in the life and structures of Leicester Diocese. Lusa is a trustee of St Mellitus College, Church Army, and deputy chair of the Board of Initiatives of Change UK.
His interests include ethical leadership, storytelling, and poetry. Lusa feels strongly about issues of social justice, and has worked with Making Herstory: an organization working to end gender-based violence.