Northern Uganda district of Kitgum and Kitgum Diocese has got a new Bishop, years after serving under caretaker Bishop – Bishop Emeritus of Lango Diocese, John Charles Odurkami.
Rev. Wilson Kitara was elected the 3rd Bishop of Kitgum Diocese by House of Bishops on Wednesday.
His consecration has been slated for 25, November 2018 at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kitgum Diocese.
“The Church of Uganda House of Bishops sitting at Uganda Christian University on 22nd August 2018 elected the Rev. Wilson Kitara the 3rd bishop of Kitgum Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned on 25th November 2018 at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kitgum. He will succeed the Most. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, who has been the Acting Bishop of the Diocese since the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Ojwang retired in February 2015. Bishop John Charles Odurkami has been the Caretaker Bishop of Kitgum, providing episcopal leadership on behalf of the Archbishop,” statement from Church of Uganda read.
It further say: “Rev. Wilson Kitara was born on 5th January 1971. He received a Master of Arts in Theology and Health Care Management from Uganda Christian University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Divinity from Bishop Tucker Theological College (now UCU) in 1998. He has also received post-graduate diplomas in Administrative Law and Human Resource Management.
Rev. Kitara was ordained a deacon in 1999 and a priest in 2001 in the Diocese of Kitgum. He has served as a parish priest, Diocesan Secretary, school Chaplain, and Head Teacher, most recently at Rev. Jabuloni Issoke Memorial College.
Rev. Kitara is born again. He enjoys evangelism, Bible study, and learning new things. He is married to Ketty Auma Kitara and they have three (3) children.”
Bishop Emeritus of Lango Diocese, John Charles Odur-kami will now retire after taking care of Kitgum Diocese since 2015 on the request of Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali.