Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi
Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi
Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi, BA (Hons), STM, Ph.D. is a Ghanaian theologian.
His theological studies began at the University of Ghana, Legon, and Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon in the 1970s. He received a Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degree from Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut (1981) and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey (1991) – both in the USA. He was ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana in August 1980 and served as parish pastor in both Ghana and the USA.
He was a lecturer in Trinity Theological Seminary in Legon, Ghana in the 1990s and returned to this teaching again in 2016. In between, he spent six years as a Senior Executive of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) in Nairobi Kenya, and almost 15 years with the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Dr. Nyomi became General Secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) in April 2000, the first non-European General Secretary of one of the oldest confessional bodies that unites Presbyterian, Reformed, Congregational, Waldensian and some United and Uniting Churches. In June 2010, under his leadership, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Reformed Ecumenical Council united to become the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) – serving more than 80 million Christians in about 108 countries. Dr. Nyomi continued to be the General Secretary of the WCRC until August 31, 2014 having served more than fourteen and half years in total as General Secretary.
From January to June 2016, Setri Nyomi spent the Spring Semester teaching in Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, USA as the John Mackay Visiting Professor of Ecumenics, and from April to August 2018, he served as Visiting Professor in the Theology Faculty of the University of Goettingen, Germany.
Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi is currently a Senior Lecturer in Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon (Ghana) and the District Pastor of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Adenta, Greater Accra Region, Ghana. He is also currently the Chairman of the University Council of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College in Ho, Ghana.
Dr. Nyomi is an ecumenical leader known for his commitment to the mission of the church and its relevance to the 21st century and to the church’s role in being a beacon for justice in the world today. He is also very committed to Christian unity and ecumenical engagement.
He is married to Mrs. Akpene Esther Nyomi; they have three adult children, two of whom are married.