Mengesha Shibru Gella

Mengesha Shibru Gella

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.   In January 2023, he began pastoral studies through Concordia Seminary and is now also serving St. Andrew as a vicar (pastoral intern).

Mengesha and his wife Meron Mamo have five children – Zoe, Brook, Micah and twins Caleb & Ezra.

Check out the latest activities and services offered to the Amharic community through Mengesha’s ministry:

Preschool Director
Lia Mai Puskar
Associate Pastor
Pastor Nicholas González