Rev Gesse Almeida Rios
Dip. Religious Education., B.Th., Dip. Missiology. Studied at the Biblical Institute of the North, the Presbyterian Seminary of the North and the CPAJ-Mackenzie University. He was a resident pastor of the Presbyterian Church Lirio dos Vales until 1994 when he was called into trans-cultural missionary work for IPB-Presbyterian Church of Brazil. He worked for 2 years in Beira, Mozambique, in the Bible Institute of Sofala where he taught Church History and Systematic Theology. He then went on to do outreach work with refugees in Cape Town, South Africa for the Presbyterian Agency of Transcultural Mission of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil (APMT/IPB), from 2002-2016. Since 2009 he has been appointed as APMT's mission director for the Southern Africa region. He relocated to Pretoria during 2018 and joined the Mukhanyo Faculty on a part-time basis. Rev Gesse Rios and his wife Iolanda have been married for 30 years and they have 3 sons: Guilherme, Philipe and Leonardo.