About Our Partner
The Presbyterian Church of Rwanda
The Protestant Institute of Arts and Sciences (PIASS) is supported by five Protestant denominations, including our Rwandan mission partner, the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda. The school was established in 2010, but its roots go back to the founding of the School of Theology of Butare years earlier. PIASS trains students in divinity, education, and community development. The school strives to produce graduates who will contribute to Rwanda’s spiritual, intellectual, and socio-economic life. Rwanda experienced Africa’s worst genocide in modern times in April 1994 with one million Tutsi and moderate Hutus losing their lives. The Presbyterian Church of Rwanda has called on the PC(USA) to walk with them as it addresses ongoing inter-ethnic tensions, trains clergy, and builds the capacity of congregations to support their pastors. Kay’s role in Rwanda includes facilitating partnerships between congregations and presbyteries in the U.S. and their counterparts in Rwanda. Kay served under Presbyterian mission appointment in Malawi from 2009 to 2013. In Malawi, Kay worked with the Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). Kay also facilitated Pittsburgh Presbytery’s partnership with Blantyre Synod.
PIASS seeks students who are called to be moral pillars of reconciliation, mutual respect, and societal development. As a lecturer in English and practical theology, Kay Day is preparing students for pastoral ministry responding to the mission set by the school.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $10,000 for support funds.