Rt. Rev. John Wilson Nandaah has been enthroned as the new Bishop of Mbale Diocese.
He was consecrated and enthroned as the eighth Bishop of Mbale Diocese; taking over from Rt. Rev. Patrick Gidudu, who retired on Sunday. Rev. Gidudu has been Bishop since 2008.
The consecration was graced by the Vice President Maj. (Rtd) Jessica Alupo, as the Guest of Honour, representing the President; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The President donated a Brand-New Vehicle to the newly enthroned Bishop at the ceremony which took place at St Andrew's Cathedral. Mbale.
Rt Rev. Nandaah was elected the new Bishop of Mbale Diocese by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting at the Martyrs Shrine, Namugongo, on 27th October 2021.
Rev. Nandaah was born on 30th January 1962. Originally trained as a teacher, Nandaah earned a Bachelor of Divinity in 2002 from Uganda Christianity University, followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education in 2004. Nandaah has served many churches as a parish priest, lectured part-time at Uganda Christian University, Buwalasi, and served as Diocesan Education Coordinator. He is currently serving as the Diocesan Secretary, a position he has held since 2013.
He is married to Betty Wabule and blessed with four children. Tragically, in 1994, his wife died, leaving him a single father to four children. In February 2001, after consulting church and cultural leaders, he married Harriet Jackline Khaitsa. Together they have had four children, and she has been a strong partner in the ministry.