Anglican Alliance welcomes Revd. Canon Grace Kaiso as Senior Adviser

16 January 2020

The Anglican Alliance for Development, Relief and Advocacy is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd. Canon Grace Kaiso as Senior Adviser.

Archbishop Albert Chama, Primate of the Anglican Province of Central Africa and Chair of the Anglican Alliance, warmly affirms this appointment.

“I welcome Canon Grace Kaiso who has joined the Anglican Alliance. He will be based in Uganda, while working with the Revd. Rachel Carnegie, our Executive Director, and the team in London and around the Anglican Communion.

“Canon Grace Kaiso brings a wealth of experience to the Anglican Alliance. He worked as General Secretary for the Christian Council of Uganda, and more recently as the General Secretary of the Council of the Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA), from which he successfully completed his ten year tenure.

“He is a great leader in team work, and networking with other Churches in the ecumenical fraternity and the para-Church organizations. Canon Grace served for six years as a Trustee of the Anglican Alliance. He is also skilled in peace building ministry.

“We welcome Canon Grace and wish him God’s blessings in his new role in the Anglican Alliance team.”

Revd. Rachel Carnegie, Anglican Alliance Executive Director, said: “I am delighted that Canon Grace Kaiso has agreed to join the Anglican Alliance team as our Senior Adviser. I greatly look forward to working with him. Canon Grace brings profound theological insight and practical experience to the role and will help guide the Anglican Alliance in supporting the holistic mission of the churches of the Communion.”

Revd. Canon Grace Kaiso said: “I feel deeply honoured by this calling to the ministry of Senior Advisor at the Anglican Alliance. The Anglican Alliance is such a strategic instrument in the hands of the Anglican Church Family to extend God’s love to the vulnerable in a hurting world. I look forward to adding value to the already enormous work that is going on.”

About Revd Canon Grace Kaiso

Revd Canon Grace Kaiso is a theologian and an ordained minister in the Anglican Church. He was trained in Uganda, New Zealand, India and Canada. He is married to Christine with four children and has served in the Church in different capacities and at different levels since his ordination in 1977.

Canon Kaiso brings with him a distinctive understanding of the Church and its calling in the public arena. He has a wealth of experience in Intentional Discipleship; Church, NGO, and civil society management; Conflict transformation and Peace Building; Ecumenical and Interfaith relations; advocacy and lobbying; and democratization processes including policy advocacy, civic education and election monitoring.

He has been actively engaged in issues of human and social development in the different roles and with several organizations that he has worked for. He served as Executive Secretary of the Uganda Joint Christian Council; Facilitator of Urban Projects with World Vision Uganda and more recently as the General Secretary of the Council of the Anglican Provinces of Africa.

Canon Kaiso serves on a number of boards, including Faith to Action Network as Chair, Africa Council of Religious Leaders as Treasurer and The Uhuru Institute.  He was more recently a board member to the Media Council of Uganda, the National Council for Children of Uganda, the Ecumenical Loan Church Fund Uganda, the Fellowship of Churches and Councils in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa, the Anglican Alliance and The Micah Challenge International Board.

He has also been a team member on several thematic working groups with the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Council of Churches.

Canon Kaiso’s approach to social justice issues is informed by his faith in Christ and theological training; his passion for building harmonious and dignified communities; and also by his practical experience of engagement with diverse governance structures, the urban poor and minority groups. He is an advocate of social emancipation, transforming and compassionate leadership; and for innovative Christian ministry models for effective Christian witness.

He is a recipient of the Rotary International Vocational Award for contributing Peace and Governance in Africa, and the St. Augustine Award of the Anglican Communion.

About the Anglican Alliance

The Anglican Alliance serves to connect, equip and inspire the Anglican family of churches and agencies to work for a world free of poverty, inequality and injustice, to raise the voices of the vulnerable, to reconcile those in conflict, and to safeguard creation.