Emmanuel has led the life of a pilgrim. His parents were born in Rwanda and raised their family in Uganda. After his studies in Uganda, he studied in Europe, eventually coming to the United States to teach at a Methodist Divinity School. He has not only served Catholic communities both in Africa and the United States, but has also served and worked with Evangelicals, Methodists, Presbyterians, Mennonites, and Baptists. Through all these intersections and connections, Fr. Emmanuel came to a deep sense of life as a journey and deepened his appreciation of the Church as a pilgrim people, journeying towards the promise land of God’s new creation. 

Even though Emmanuel travels around the world, and now lives in the United States, Africa remains, in his words, “my home.” He not only travels to Africa quite often, through various initiatives and programs, but also seeks to make a positive impact for Africa’s future.

Below are links to the various initiatives and programs in which Emmanuel is involved, and he invites you to join him on these journeys.