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Mary Tororei

The transition from being a priest and teacher in the Eldoret Diocese of the Kenyan Anglican Church, leaving behind family and a familiar environment has been challenging. But the LSTC community, the welcome and friendliness of my professors and fellow students have made for a soft landing.

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Student Profile: Mary Tororeiy

Degree: 2012, Th.M./Ph.D.

“The transition from being a priest and teacher in the Eldoret Diocese of the Kenyan Anglican Church, leaving behind family and a familiar environment has been challenging,” Mary Tororeiy says. “But the LSTC community, the welcome and friendliness of my professors and fellow students have made for a soft landing.”

Mary is completing the first year of a Ph.D. program that will equip her to teach Old Testament at the seminary for the Kenyan Anglican Church. “When the work seems overwhelming, I just think of the end product, and I smile. I stay focused on where I’m going,” Mary says.

After completing her undergraduate degree in education, Mary taught high school before she went to seminary. While serving a congregation in her diocese, she also taught part time at the seminary, which currently does not have a full time professor of Old Testament.

Mary came to LSTC with the support of her diocese. When she returns to Kenya she will teach not only at the seminary but also in a lay school that provides theological education for faith formation and church leadership in congregations.

Mary says, “In the prophets of the Old Testament, I hear a voice challenging society – a voice challenging Kenya to take care of the poor and needy.”

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