The Very Rev. Canon Dr. Rebecca Margret Nyegenye is a clergy in the Church of Uganda. Born and raised in the eastern district of Busia to the late Rev. James Efumbi and Janet Efumbi, she is the second born of seven.
Dr. Nyegenye holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Master of Arts in Theology from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry USA, Bachelor of Divinity of Uganda Christian University, and a Certificate in Theology from Bishop Usher Wilson Theological College Buwalasi.
She attended Namugodi Primary School and Busia senior secondary school. She has undergone several short courses and trainings on Bible Exposition, Alpha Global Leaders’ Training, Basic Counseling Skills, and Muslim Background Believer’s Discipleship Training.
Married on February 10, 1990 to Mr. Wilson Nyegenye, the National Equipment and Supply Chain Coordinator-National Laboratory Services in the Ministry of Health, they have three children – Dr. Ronald Peter Mukisa, Winfred Sarah Kwagala, student at Law Development Centre, and Pricilla Barbra Mirembe, a fourth-year student of Bachelor of Laws at Uganda Christian University.
Ordained in 1997 and priested in 2000 in Bukedi Diocese, Dr. Nyegenye first worked at St. John’s COU in Busia as Assistant Vicar and Acting Vicar between 1996 and 1998. She later moved to Uganda Christian University as the Chaplain’s Assistant in 2002. In 2004, she was promoted to Assistant Chaplain till September 3, 2012 when she was appointed Chaplain.
She got saved at the age of twelve. While watching The Passion of Christ at Makina COU, she saw the portrayed suffering and agony Jesus went through to save mankind, and decided to give her life to Christ.
Her passion is in discipleship, pastoral care and counseling, evangelism, preaching and mentoring. Her basic interest in research is on Biblical leadership with hope to develop church leadership.
The Very Rev. Canon Dr. Rebecca Margret Nyegenye is the first lady to hold that position in the Diocese of Kampala.