Rev. Richard Otiso is currently working as a church minister at the international Lutheran congregation of Luther in Helsinki, Finland under the Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland. He is also pursuing a doctorate degree in theology at the South African Theological Seminary. He completed his master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Eastern Finland and a bachelor’s degree in Divinity from Tumaini University in Tanzania. He has worked in Finland as a missionary to immigrants for almost a decade. Additionally, he has planted three international congregations in Finland. Otiso has authored four peer-reviewed papers on the subject of migration, religion, and social integration in Kenya and Finland. He is married with children and his family lives together with him in Helsinki, Finland.
Keywords: Missio Dei, Global South, African Church, ecclesiology