MITYANA – Rev. Dr. James Bukomeko has been elected the 5th Bishop of Mityana Diocese. The election was made by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting at Namirembe Guest House on November 7, 2019.
Rev Bukomeko, who will be enthroned on 2nd February 2020 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, will succeed the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu who was elected the 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and will automatically become the Bishop of Kampala Diocese.
Rev. Bukomeko was born on 1st November 1968 in Luwero and is the youngest of twelve children. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Uganda Christian University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Uganda Management Institute, a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma in Education from Nkumba University. He also has an Executive Certificate from Hertfordshire University. He was given an honorary doctorate from the London Bridge Business School.
When Rev. Bukomeko was 21 years old, the Bishop visited his home and challenged him about his faith. It was during that visit that he fully committed his life to Jesus Christ and has never regretted the decision.
He was ordained a deacon and a priest in 1994. He has served in various capacities in Namirembe Diocese, including parish priest and Assistant Vicar. Rev. Bukomeko married Rose Kokomeko in 1996, with whom they have five children, including twin girls.
“Please allow me to bring the warmest gratitude to God for this election of our Uganda Christian University alumnus, Rev. James Bukomeko. UCU is proud again for producing another member of the UCU family in the House of Bishops,” Uganda Christian University (UCU) Vice-Chancellor Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi said.
“We thank God for you as UCU and pray that the LORD will prepare you to take up this high office of Bishop and Shepherd of His people to show them our loving Saviour Jesus Christ. We pray and wish you every blessing in Christ Jesus. Our congratulations also go to His Grace the Archbishop and the Bishops that we thank for conducting these successive elections seamlessly. Your harmony in these matters speaks volumes to us all in the Church of God as it makes us confident that His Grace will retire with a clean record under his belt. You are always in our prayers,” he added.