History of the Website
Rev. Staehler is a parish pastor of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau, Germany. He used the opportunity of a three month study leave and his church gave the financial support for the project. UEM in Wuppertal agreed to finance the air ticket and the Karagwe Diocese provided the housing and the transport. The Karagwe Diocese appointed Rev. Anicet Maganya to be the counterpart. Rev. Maganya is the parish pastor in Kayanga and also the head of the Department of Mission and Evangelism at the Head Office in Lukajange. He is married to Edina Kailembo, who is an IT-consultant at the Hospital in Nyakahanga.
In the beginning of June 2008, Bishop Bagonza and Rev. Jorg Staehler developed together a first concept of the website in Germany because of the Content Management System (CMS), which was created by a public relation company “Provinzglueck” in Germany. Many other people from EKHN, UEM etc. contributed with their advice to the development of the website. By the way, special thanks to Gerhard Ruediger, Australia, and to Tomas Berg, IT-expert of DANMISSION working in Bukoba for their support and advice. During his stay in Tanzania, Rev. Staehler also published a weblog in German. An impression of the public relation and website project gives the photo gallery too.
Since September 2008, Rev, Anicet Maganya took over as the web-administrator of the website. Rev. Staehler was asked by the KAD leadership to assist the continuing work as an editor of the website on a voluntary basis.
More photos from the Kirchentag 2007 in Cologne, Germany: