Levee Kadenge (photo courtesy of pilgrim.org.au)

Rev. Dr. Levee Kadenge is Bishop Emeritus in the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. Vice Principal of the United Theological College in Harare, he is a gifted teacher, an engaging public speaker, communicator and inspirer. He has presented several papers which have been published.

Bishop Kadenge is widely travelled, and is involved in leadership in many organisations including the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled, Geneva-based Zimbabwe Advocacy Office, and Brussels-based Ecumenical Zimbabwe Network. He is the founder and director of the Institute of Theological Reflection Today.

Bishop Kadenge joined the ministry in 1978, undertaking theological study in Zimbabwe, as well as in South Africa and the UK. He completed his doctorate in 1998.

Ministry placements have included rural congregations in Zimbabwe and a chaplain in Methodist high schools. He lectured at the United Theological College in Harare for seven years, also serving as chaplain and Vice Principal during that time.

In 2005 a group of like-minded clergy and lay people from various denominations formed Christian Alliance. Bishop Kadenge was chosen as its Convenor. For three years, Bishop Kadenge and the Methodist Church of Zimbabwe agreed to part company. This was done amicably, and enabled him to focus on prophetic ministry outside the church during the height of the political crisis in Zimbabwe. He remained a minister in good standing with the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe and continued to preach.

Bishop Kadenge with his wife Maybe (photo courtesy of pilgrim.org.au)

In mid 2009 he resumed full ministry in the church as a lecturer at the theological college. He was invited to pioneer a subject, Religion and Current Social Issues (RCSI), to share his experiences with Christian Alliance, and the imperative for the church to engage with contemporary social issues.

He has been married to Maybe for 29 years, and has three grown-up children and three grand children. He enjoys farming in his spare time. He has a blog