Tawanda was born in Harare, Zimbabwe.

After graduating from high school at an Episcopalian boarding school in Zimbawe, he decided to attend Wartburg College in the United States. While attending Wartburg, became a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Waverly. He worked summers as a camp counselor at EWALU and

Although Tawanda received a BA in engineering, Tawanda realized he was called to be a pastor. He is now a student at Wartburg Theological Seminary, and he is serving his internship at St. Peter in Dubuque.

Between a scholarship from the ELCA Fund for Leaders and a grant from the H. George Anderson Fund for Leaders, Tawanda does not have to worry about tuition or other expenses while he is studying to become a pastor.







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About The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson

The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson has been Director for Evangelical Mission, ELCA for the Northeastern Iowa Synod since late 2013. Part of her job description is to help leaders and congregations use social media and other digital means for outreach and mission. She writes and edits this blog as well as runs the social media accounts for the synod.


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