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The Christ Center is excited to welcome Pastor Perucy Butiku as our next pastor. Pastor Perucy comes to us after serving as an Assistant to the Bishop for Global and Multicultural Mission in the Metropolitan New York Synod. Her global outlook and vast experience will aid the Christ Center in realizing its next iteration of reaching out to the community in world. Below is a short resume of Pastor Butiku’s work:

Pastoral Work:

New Hope Lutheran Church, Valley Stream.

December 2009 to 2015— Pastor

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hollis, Queens

November 2002 –November 2009—Pastor

1994-1998 United Nations Headquarters

Work Abroad: in the Africa Region

1985- 1993 Counsellor—Tanzania Mission to the United Nations

( Humanitarian and Social Committees)


The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia 2002 graduate.

1983-1985: Columbia University: MA International Affairs

1979-1983: Syracuse University : BA Political Science & Broadcasting Journalism.

1974-1976: Kivukoni College ( Tanzania ) Diploma; Political Science

1963-1965 : Mpwapwa Teachers Training College