University Leadership

David Kasali


Ph.D., New Testament, 1994
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

M.Div., Theological Studies, 1987
Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology

M.A., Geography and Education, 1980

David served as assistant manager in a private company for two years before the Lord called him to full time Christian ministry. In 1982, David left his job and served for two years as a teacher and chaplain in a high school. In 1984, David as Coordinator of the department on Ethics, Society and Development of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA). During that time, he traveled extensively in the continent of Africa holding seminars with African pastors and theological educators to deal with issues that churches and societies face in Africa.

David served for two years as a faculty member and eight years as President of Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), equipping pastors and Bible teachers for churches in Africa. While serving at NEGST, the Kasalis were torn by the war situation in their country, DRC, and felt called by the Lord to help rebuild lives, families and communities through holistic ministries with churches from various denominations. Together, they created Congo Initiative, which has both a Congolese and US board. Soon after leaving NEGST, the Kasalis moved to the United States for three years of preparation and relationship-building in an effort to lay a solid foundation for the establishment of Congo Initiative as a non-profit organization.

The Kasalis used these years in the States to build partnerships with churches, institutions, and individuals who would come together to support the growing vision and goals of Congo Initiative. While in the States, the Kasalis were based in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where David served as part-time pastor at Elmbrook Church, one of Congo Initiative's most significant church partners. David and Kassie also took short-term mission trips with US Christians to various ministries in Congo. Additionally, David served as an adjunct faculty member at Phoenix Seminary, in Phoenix, Arizona.

After three years of service and preparation in the States, the Kasalis relocated permanently to DRC in 2007 to formally inaugurate Congo Initiative's Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC - The Bilingual Christian University of Congo), which now has close to 150 students enrolled in only its second academic year. David now leads the UCBC as Rector as well as fulfilling his role as President of Congo Initiative. The Kasalis now make their home in Beni, North Kivu Province, DRC.

Honoré Bunduki Kwany

Academic Dean

M.A., Translation Studies, 2004
Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology

M.A., English and Applied Pedagogy, 1997
National Teacher Training College of Kinshasa

B.A., English and African Culture, 1995
National Teacher Training College of Kinshasa

Honoré worked as junior lecturer in Kinshasa from 1997 to 2002 at the National Teacher Training College and From 2004 to July 2006 he worked full time in the Lendu Bible translation project. He is married to Deckila Kahindo (Undergraduate Degree in French and African Culture) and they have three children: Samy, Martha and Joel.

Honoré believes that UCBC has an immeasurable potential to positively affect the future of the D.R. Congo through the training that it is giving for the simple reason that it is founded on Christian values. Wherever Christ increases, His glory shines and His Kingdom comes.

Daniel Masumbuko Kasereka

Administrative Advisor and Chaplain

M.A., Business Administration
B.A., Business Administration

Daniel served for several years on the CME (Evangelical Medical Center) staff as Financial Director. He has worked for the hospital since 1986. While in the hospital, he has initiated many projects among which is the 'OEIL' (Organisation, Evangélisation, Intercession et Libération) program. This is a reconciliation ministry which tries to targets to bring healing to the war torn society in eastern DRC and in the neighboring countries through the power of the cross and the resurrected Christ. Currently he is the coordinator of the program which has a biblical perspective. He is married and they have six children.