By Peter Ssebulime
Rev. Dr. James Bukomeko has been elected the 5th Bishop of Mityana Diocese.
He will be consecrated and enthroned as bishop on February 2nd, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and 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.
Dr. Kaziimba will take over from Most Reverend Stanley Ntagali on March 1, 2020 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe.
His election was conducted by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting at Namirembe Guest House today November 7, 2019.
Rev. Bukomeko was born on November 01, 1968 in Luwero and is the youngest of twelve children. He earned a Masters 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 and 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.
Rev. Bukomeko was ordained a deacon and later a priest in 1994. He has served in various capacities in Namirembe Diocese, including parish as priest and Assistant Vicar.
Rev. Bukomeko married Rose Kokomeko in 1996. God has blessed them with five children, including a set of twins who are girls.
Rev. Dr. Bukomeko has been the Parish Priest of St. Stevens Nansana Parish Kazo Archdeaconry Namirembe diocese.