Alloys Nyakundi lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born and raised in Kisii, Kenya. In Kenya, he founded and helped to manage Young People Small Christian Communities in the Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region before coming to the USA to get a master’s degree.
Alloys now has a Masters of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans, USA where he was awarded the Kairos Award. This is an award given to a class or students that has demonstrated Loyola’s core values of academic excellence and collaboration.
He also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Religious Studies from Kenyatta University, Kenya.
He is a member of the AMECEA (Association Member of Episcopal Conference of Eastern Africa) SCCs training team where he promotes Young People Small Christian Community activities at the regional level. This organization covers 9 countries in Eastern Africa that are: Kenya, Zambia, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. As part of the training team, Alloys gained valuable insight into the needs of Eastern Africa people and how they can be met through organizing them in communities.
Alloys co-authored the chapter, “We Create the Path by Walking: Youth Small Christian Communities in Eastern Africa,” which is found in God’s Quad: Small Faith Communities on Campus and Beyond (Orbis 2018). The chapter shares several case studies highlighting the experience of young people in various parts of Eastern Africa.
He believes that human beings were created to be in solidarity with one another. His work can be summed up with the Ugandan proverb, “One hand washes the other hand.”