Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry
Kwasi Kena is a
new addition to the faculty of the Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan
University. Dr. Kena’s diverse education and wide range of ministry experiences
make him well suited for the multidisciplinary teaching portfolio. He serves as
an Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry. Kwasi’s research interests
include: multicultural ministry development, the varying uses of narrative in
ministry and the role of music in faith formation.
Ministerial and Professional Background
Prior to coming
to the Wesley Seminary at IWU, Kwasi Kena served for eight years as the
Director of Evangelism Ministries at the General Board of Discipleship of the
United Methodist Church. He also served the General Commission of United
Methodist Men as the Director of Field Services and the General Editor of UMMen
Magazine. Kena and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua, also served as
missionaries to Ghana, West Africa, assisting the Methodist Church Ghana in
curriculum writing, clergy and lay leadership development and local pastor’s
education. Kena has taught at several
colleges and universities. He is an
ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has served as a pastor in
Iowa, and as the first coordinator of congregational development for the
Greater New Jersey Annual Conference.
Kwasi has been in frequent demand as a preacher, workshop leader, and
guest musician for national events.
Kwasi Kena is
married to Safiyah Fosua, who also serves as an Assistant Professor of
Christian Ministry in Worship at Wesley Seminary at IWU. They have two adult children and are the
proud grandparents of two grandchildren. Kwasi spends every available spare
moment playing piano and creating new arrangements of familiar hymns and sacred
music. He also enjoys photography, creative writing and collaborating with
imaginative performing artists in worship.
United Methodist Church, Elder