Nuwamanya Mategyero is courageous, outspoken, and prophetic.
Mategyero is a Ugandan public theologian, writer, and former Parish Youth Minister of six Anglican churches. He was educated at Nkumba Primary School, Makerere University (BA. —Political Science & Psychology), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity—Biblical and Theological Studies).
A proven leader, Mategyero became a Parish Youth Minister overseeing youth ministry in six churches by the age of 23. He went on to receive the Pastors for Africa scholarship to study Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA. While at Gordon-Conwell, he was the recipient of the Byington Fellowship (working with The Rev Dr. David A Currie), and the Student Theologian Fellowship from The Center for Pastor Theologians.
Mategyero also led the Anglican Fellowship and was the Student Coordinator of the Anglican Formation Program at Gordon-Conwell’s South Hamilton Campus, a program that prepares students for ordination in the Anglican Church in North America. His exemplary leadership was recognised with the 2021 Leadership Award at the Honours Convocation.
An avid football fan, Mategyero founded SquarePass, the pioneering website covering the local football scene at just 21-year-old. He also wrote extensively on his favourite Premier League club, Arsenal for the then prominent news websites like Just Arsenal and Arsenal Insider. He has also worked as a Digital Communications specialist, editor, writing coach, and mentor to writers.
Yet above all, Mategyero is a theologian—a creative public theologian. He seeks to bring his expertise in bible, theology, and culture in the endeavour to bridge the cultural divide. In other words, how does a Christian, according to William Storrar “learn the language of strangers and find in the conversation mutual understanding, common ground, a common humanity and the possibility of making common cause in public issues”?