Archbishop IJ Mureri is our leader. He ascended the throne as the first born of the late Archbishop Dr EMM Mureri, who led the church for 40 years. This practice has a long history since the death of the founder, Bishop Matsea Paul Mureri in 1975 who was followed by his first born son, Bishop Jeremiah Mureri. Bishop Jeremiah Mureri was also followed by his first born son, Archbishop Dr EMM Mureri, who is now being followed by his first born son.
Archbishop IJ Mureri was officially appointed by the Matriach of the Mureri family, Vho-Makhadzi, on 20 January 2020. This was done in accordance with the church constitution which stipulates that a UAAC leader is appointed from the descendants of the Mureri family by virtue of consanguinty and also having been determined by the church Senate.
The above was cemented by the official robing ceremony held on 24 April 2021 at the Headquarters which was also presided over by Vho-Makhadzi, sisters to his father.
He is well revered by the general UAAC membership, both in South Africa and other countries such as Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.
He is poised to propel the church to greater heights, having worked in the Youth structures since the 90s.
Rev SOLOMON NELUFHANGANI
The High School Principal has combined his managerial skills as the head master with his natural gift of leadership, encouragement and inspiration to steer the UAAC to greater heights. His ascension to the highest administrative office in church is mostly attributed to his honesty, sacrifice, and love for the people and the entire church. With him in the driving seat, the church can only grow to greater heights.
The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself. ~Sir Alexander Paterson
Rev EMMANUEL RAMUDZULI
Rev Ramudzuli carries most of the burdens of administration and organization, and is also responsible for the welfare of the office of the honorable Arch-Bishop. This passionate administrator has a proven record of proficiency over the years as he runs the office of the Arch-bishop with aplomb.
Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. You’ll be afraid you can’t achieve it….It’s your excuse for yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best. ~Sir Laurence Olivier
MUSANDA VHO-E TSHIKOMBEDZE
Musanda Vho-Irene Tshikombedze, as affectionally known by many at in church, had also moved up the ranks, from being Limpopo Women Leader to become the General Treasurer of the UAAC. The former School Principal has proven over the years to be reliable and trustworthy as she discharges her responsibilities with inexplicable efficiency.
A man who doesn’t trust himself can never really trust anyone else. ~Cardinal de Retz
REV MOSES TSHINDANE
Rev Tshindane has a proven administrative record in the UAAC that spans over two decades. Having been part of the Archbishop‘s Church Choir in the early 80s, Rev Tshindane moved up the ranks to become the Secretary of the National Executive Committee.
He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. ~Menander
REV MBULAHENI NENZHELELE
Though recognized by many as the church‘s spokesperson, Rev Nenzhelele plays a significant role in the National Executive Committee, especially on matters relating to policy development and Marketing. Having progressed through the ranks, beginning as a church choir leader in the Tshiheni branch and being the first President of the National Youth Brigade in the 80s, Rev Nenzhelele is certainly one of the most recognized faces of the UAAC, both nationally and internationally.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They make the impossible happen. ~ Dr. Robert Jarvik