Christopher Kigongo

Christopher Kigongo

Elder ('22)

I was born and raised in Uganda in a Christian family. I'm married to Robinah and have 5 children, with the youngest in college.

I originally studied at Makerere University Medical School and worked with Government of Uganda, in ministry of health, in various capacities and at various levels (i.e. Hospital, District, Regional and National). Due to the mounting HIV epidemic challenges in Uganda, I sought to sharpen my knowledge and skills in providing public health services. Consequently, I traveled to the U.S. and attended UNC - Chapel Hill, school of public health 1990 – 1993. On return to Uganda, I worked on HIV, Malaria and maternal health areas. In 2002, I returned to states with my family, and have been attending Chapel Hill Bible Church since. I now work at Duke managing clinical trials.

Before moving to US, my family attended and served in Mityana Church of Uganda Anglican diocese. I served on the Diocesan Board for community outreach ministry, in community health services and in overseeing the 50 community based health clinics affiliated to the diocese.

I love community work and children in particular. I started two primary schools for rural underserved children and connected them with advanced schools in suburban areas. Annually, I enjoy visiting and holding advisory meetings with schools, communities and church parishes.