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.