Community members listening to a lecture at the Rethinking Confirmation event

Burgess Lecture

The Global Nature of the Reformation: Why Africa’s Contribution Matters

February 1, 2016, 7 p.m. (Central)
Chapel of the Incarnation, Olson Campus Center
The lecture will also be livestreamed via Luther Seminary's YouTube channel.

Rev. Dr. Elieshi Ayo MungureThe Rev. Dr. Elieshi Ayo Mungure

Dr. Mungure is a graduate of Luther Seminary '07 with a Ph.D. in Pastoral Care and Counselling with a focus on Conflict Transformation in the Family. Dr. Mungure is an ordained female theologian from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), where she served as parish pastor for a number of years. She then join the faculty of Tumaini University Makumira as a lecturer from 2007-2011. In 2011 was called by the Lutheran World Federation based in Geneva to serve as area secretary for Africa, the portfolio she is currently heading. Dr. Mungure is married and blessed with three children.


Through these lectures the task of global mission today is interpreted in the light of the Christian tradition, the historical experience of the church, and the contemporary situation in the world.

The Andrew S. Burgess Lecture in Global Mission was inaugurated in 1991 in an ongoing effort to introduce leading scholars in global mission to the Luther Seminary community. The Burgess Lecture is made possible by a fund established in honor of the life and work of Andrew S. Burgess, former missionary, missionary executive, and professor of missions at Luther Seminary.