Princeton, NJ, October 24, 2011–Dr. Setri Nyomi, General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, will give Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Students’ Lectureship on Missions on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8. Nyomi will lecture on “The Household in Danger? The Oikos and Mission in the 21st Century.”

nyomiA Ghanaian theologian, Nyomi was born in the Ho in the Volta region of Ghana, and received most of his education through Christian primary and secondary schools in Ghana. His theological studies began at the University of Ghana, Legon, and Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, in the 1970s. He received a S.T.M. from Yale University Divinity School in 1981, and a Ph.D. in pastoral theology from Princeton Seminary in 1991.


Ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana in 1980, Nyomi has served as parish pastor in both Ghana and the United States. He taught pastoral theology and homiletics at Trinity Theological Seminary in Legon in the 1990s, and between 1984 and 1991, was vice moderator of the Youth Working Group of the World Council of Churches. He also spent six years with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) as a senior executive in charge of theology, Christian, and family life education, and coordinated the Seventh Assembly of the AACC.

In April 2000, Nyomi became the first non-European General Secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, one of the oldest confessional bodies that unites Presbyterian, Reformed, Congregational, Waldensian, and some United Churches. In June 2010, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Reformed Ecumenical Council united to become the World Communion of Reformed Churches, serving more than eighty million Christians in one hundred eighty countries. Nyomi is also one of the presidents of the World Conference of Religions for Peace.

The lecture schedule is as follows:


Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Lecture I: “Pre-1910 and Post-2010 Pictures of the Household”

Tuesday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Lecture II: “‘Alert: Signs of Danger in the Household”

Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Lecture III: “‘Fullness of Life: The Gift, the Vision, and the Challenge”

All lectures will be held in the Main Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center and are open to the public free of charge. For more information, contact the Communications/Publications Office at 609.497.7760 or visit www.ptsem.edu.

Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812 as the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. It is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree programs.