The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali has been elected eighth archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The election was held during a meeting of the House of Bishops on June 22 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Namirembe.
Bishop Ntagali was elected with a more than two-thirds majority, as per the requirements of the Ugandan church’s constitution, according to the announcement released by the Church of Uganda. Consecrated as a bishop 2004, he has served as bishop of the diocese of Masindi-Kitara for eight years.
Ntagali began professional life as a primary school teacher and later spent two years as a missionary in the diocese of Karamoja. He did his theological training at Bishop Tucker Theological College near Kampala, St. Paul’s Theological College in Limuru, Kenya, and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in the U.K.
Recently, Ntagali has represented the retiring primate, Archbishop Henry Orombi, in international meetings, served as the chair of the Church House board, and led the committee that designed guidelines for retiring bishops.
Bishop Ntagali is married to Beatrice and is the father of five children. His installation is expected to take place in December at St. Paul’s Cathedral.