Mengesha Shibru Gella was born and raised in Ethiopia, where he was active from a young age in Christian ministry in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), one of the fastest growing Lutheran churches in the world. Mengesha has served in a variety of ministry roles from youth leader to church elder. He has also served as Executive Director of AHOPE Ethiopia, a non-profit organization ministering to orphans and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
Mengesha graduated from Concordia College-New York with a Masters degree in Business Leadership, and he currently serves as St. Andrew’s Director of Amharic Outreach to the local Ethiopian community. Mengesha and his wife Meron Girma have three children – Zoe, Brook, and Micah.
Check out the latest activities and services offered to the Amharic community through Mengesha’s ministry: facebook.com/standrewoutreachministries/