Member, AfCAA Board
Rev. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki is the Director of Theology, Family Life and Gender Justice in The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) since August 2015.
She was previously a lecturer in the Faculty of Theology at St Paul’s University Kenya, where she taught New Testament and gender related units from 2010 to 2015.
Rev. Dr. Mwaniki graduated with PhD in Theology (New Testament Studies) and Gender from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa in April 2011. Her thesis was a Kenyan postcolonial feminist reading of 1 Cor 11:1-16.
She graduated with a Master of Theology in African Christianity (MTH) from the same University in April 2001, and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity (BD) at St Paul’s University Kenya in July 1995. She has taught theology in different colleges and Universities since 1995. These institutions include: St Andrew’s College of Theology and Development, Kabare, Kenya, where she also acted as the Academic Dean; Carlile College, Kenya; University of Kwazulu-Natal, SA; and St Paul’s University, where she also acted as the Dean of Students as well as the Head of Department (HoD), in the Faculty of Theology.
She also served as secretary of the Center for Translation and Contextual Bible Study (CETCOBS) at St Paul’s University as well as St Paul’s representative in Network for African Congregational Theology (NetAct). She is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church, Diocese of Nairobi, Kenya.
Rev. Dr. Mwaniki has authored articles in refereed journals and books. Her current article was published in July, 2016 in a book entitled, The Quest for Gender Equity in Leadership: Biblical Teachings on Gender Equity and Illustrations Of Transformation in Africa.