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Rev. Toni Kruger-Ayebazibwe

Based in Johannesburg.
Pronouns: She, her

Rev. Toni Kruger Ayebazibwe was appointed Executive Director in December 2017.
Toni, based in our office in Johannesburg, South Africa, brings a range of expertise stretching from management to technology and design and theology. She has a long history of LGBTI activism, both in HIV prevention work and in faith, having worked in the design and management of HIV prevention and care programmes for LGBT people,  and participated as a long time member of both Metropolitan Community Churches and the Anglican Church. She was an assistant pastor to the Rev Nokuthula Dhladhla of the House of Prayer and Worship, an inclusive African Independent church in Soweto.

As the Executive Director of GIN-SSOGIE, she has a strong focus on combining faith and SOGI issues in her advocacy, and a particular interest in strengthening the voices of SOGIE activists of faith from the Global South in high level political fora.

Toni has a BA degree in Communication Science, English and Philosophy, and an Honours degree in Philosophy. She has completed short courses in Intervention Mapping for AIDS Prevention (University of Maastricht) and Human Resource Management (University of Pretoria) and is slowly completing her Master’s degree in Theology at St Augustine College, a private Catholic university in Johannesburg. She has been a lay minister in the Anglican Church, and is ordained in the Metropolitan Community Church. She has a special interest in postcolonial, feminist and queer theology.