Youth Coordinator of the Lutheran Communion in Central and Eastern Africa
Tsegahun Assefa is the Youth Coordinator of the Lutheran Communion in Central and Eastern Africa. He is also the director of the Children and Youth Ministry Department of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, the largest church among the Lutheran World Federation with more than 9 million members. He is much interested in issues that involve children and youth and media, interfaith and peacebuilding. Aside from his ministerial engagements in the church, he is also engaged as visiting lecturer in different theological colleges in Ethiopia. He plays a major role in printing of teaching materials for children and youth with his church. He is active in interreligious dialogue and has taken part in international and local seminars. He presented several articles for youth ministers that came from different religious backgrounds that have been recognised by the Inter Religious Council of Ethiopia and the church. He is also interested in issues on climate change.
His motto is taken from the Bible, Psalms 23:1 ''The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.''