Rev. Joseph Mutashoberwa Bocko, Ph.D.

Rev. Joseph Mutashoberwa Bocko, Ph.D.Title: African National Ministries Program Director

Company: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Location: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

 

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • Chicago Development Advisory Council (CDAC) (appointed member, 2008-2011)
  • Chicago Development Community Advisory Council (appointed member, 2002-2011)
  • Developing Communities Project (DCP), Chicago, IL (secretary, 2006-2012) (board of directors, 10 Years)
  • Diocesan Youth Director Coordinating Children and Youth Ministry, Over 300 Congregations (1980-1982)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) (African National Ministries Program Director, 2011-present)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), North Western Diocese, United Republic of Tanzania (secretary, 1985-1993) (pastor, 1975-1976)
  • Metro Chicago Synod of Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Chicago, IL (pastor, 1998-2011) (board member, 6 Years)
  • National Council of Churches Committee on Public Education and Literacy, No Child Left Behind (appointed member, two terms)
  • No Child Left Behind National Committee (appointed member, 2001)
  • Trinity International University
  • Tumaini University Makumira, Tanzania
  • University of Kassel, Germany
  • Wartburg Theological Seminary

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Recipient, Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program Award (2008)
  • Author, “Effective Lay Leadership Training,” UMI (1997)
  • Recipient, Thomas Cornwell Scholarship, Trinity International University (1993)
  • Recipient, Scholarship, Lutheran Church in America, Minneapolis, MN (1982-1984)
  • Ordained Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), North Western Diocese, United Republic of Tanzania (1975)
  • Recipient, Scholarship, United Evangelical Mission and Missions Trip Frohe Boshaft, Kassell, West Germany

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