Dr. Kevin Muriithi Ndereba


Academic Qualifications



Dr. Kevin Muriithi Ndereba (PhD, University of South Africa) is Lecturer and Head of Department, Practical Theology in the School of Theology at St. Paul’s University, Kenya and postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is an experienced academic and researcher in the field of theology and religion, with exemplary teaching, communication, and mentoring skills. He brings diverse experiences in the areas of church ministry, cross-cultural collaboration, higher/theological education, leadership development, non- profits, and youth engagement. Research, teaching, and mentoring/supervising interests include youth ministry, practical theology, pastoral and public theology, African contextual theologies and apologetics, and welcomes postgraduate students working on any of these themes. His research on faith, science and (non)religion has been presented to the International Research Network for Science and Belief and published by Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, and his work on the intersection of youth development, ministry, public theology and theological education has been published by Journal of Youth and Theology, Acta Theologica, Stellenbosch Theological Journal, Ecumenical Review, Global Missiology, Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science and forthcoming in the International Journal of Public Theology. He is working as the general editor on a book titled Apologetics in Africa with Langham Publishers and material from his PhD work will soon be published as Youth Ministry after the Pandemic: A Practical Theology from the Global South by Wipf and Stock.


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology


The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology programme is aimed at developing a professional counselor at the proficiency level of a Master’s degree. The program content, organized into theory, clinical practice and research in African Counseling Psychotherapy is designed to provide advanced studies in the Counseling discipline. One essential component of this programme is the interdisciplinary approach to Counseling and inclusion of practicums. In the course of training, a trainee will undertake at least 15 sessions of professional counseling in order to appreciate counseling from a client’s perspective, resolve and be transformed for effective, efficient and competent counseling with minimal counter transference. Furthermore, trainees will attend practical practicums at particular service centers to increase practical knowledge.

Consistent with the university’s philosophy, the programme will uphold Christian ecumenism by providing quality service and adhering to high academic standards as inspired by the Christian Faith and values. Integration of Christianity and Psychology will offer a broad base academic and experiential exposure to the science of behavior that guides the work on Counseling Psychologist.

Goal of the Programme

To nurture competent counselors who can play participatory role in the society manifested by servant leadership by imparting knowledge skills and values through creative methods of teaching, research and spiritual formation.

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning preferably a BA degree with a major in Counseling, Psychology, Religious Studies, Counseling Psychology/ Counseling and Guidance or a Bachelor of Divinity (BD), Bachelor of Theology (BTh) with at least an upper Second class honors; or

A Bachelors degree with a lower Second Class Honors and two years work experience in a related field, or

A Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale (B+) or the equivalent, from an accredited University.

, or a Master of Divinity (MDiv)degree


Two (2) years (4 Semesters).


Modes of Study




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2st St. Paul’s University Annual International Research Conference (SPUAIRC), 2022

THEME: “Looking beyond the Pandemic: Embracing Change and Transformation for a Sustainable, Inclusive, and Diverse Environment.”

Dates: 26th, 27th& 28th October 2022




The St. Paul’s University, Faculty of Business Communication and Computer Sciences in liaison with the Faculty of Theology and Faculty of Social Sciences are hosting the 2 nd St. Paul’s University Annual International Research Conference (SPUAIRC), 2022. The conference theme is “Looking beyond the Pandemic: Embracing Change and Transformation for a Sustainable, Inclusive, and Diverse Environment.” A blended approach will be adopted for conducting the conference to accommodate both physical and virtual attendance. Physical attendees will be hosted in Limuru campus, while virtual atendees will log on via links that will be shared in due course.

The Conference therefore aims to strengthen the research process within the university at large. It is a platform where researchers will share their experiences on various sub-themes for the conference. The main objective of the research will be sharing of facts, emerging trends, case studies, current studies and findings on the conference theme and sub-themes.

The organizing committee invited abstracts of approximately 300 words from the potential participants. The abstracts were peer reviewed and only those selected were slotted for presentation. Each of the accepted abstract was link to a relevant Conference subtheme. At the end of the conference there will be publication of the papers in the peer reviewed SPU journal: African Multidisciplinary Journal of Research.

Conference Goals

Conference Sub-themes

  • Digitalization and Development across Socio-economic, Religious and Political Spheres in a Contemporary World
  • Embracing Challenges and Opportunities in Research during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • Cultural Adaptations and Innovations: Media, Language, and Human Interactions
  • Communication for a Sustainable Climate Change, Environment and Health
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Disability Inclusive Development
  • Harnessing Technology for Inclussive Sustainable and Equitable Quality Educationfor E-Learning, Hybrid, and Lifelong Learning for Development
  • Emerging trends in ICT, E-democracy and E-Governance
  • Overcoming Financial Challenges and Promoting Financial Stability in the Funding Model for Higher Education
  • Technical, Vocational and Higher Developement for Sustainability
  • Business Model Inoovation, Business Alignment Strategies, Business Continuity Strategies and Stategic Management Theory in a Post-pandemic era
  • Human Resource Management Strategies and Future of Work
  • Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance, Government, Citizenship, Public Policy, and Globalization

Important Dates

  • 15th September 2022 - Submission of Abstracts
  • 30th September 2022 - Resubmission of revised paper for external review
  • 10th October 2022 - Submission of Final Papers

Conference Documents

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St. Paul’s University Machakos Campus Second International Conference

THEME: “Beyond the Crossroads: Post-Covid-19 Transitions for Resilience and Sustainability”

Date: 30th June 2022


The Covid-19 pandemic occasioned unprecedented change in all spheres of life. This resulted in individuals and institutions finding themselves in unfamiliar waters. It is against this back drop that St. Paul’s University Machakos Campus invites interested parties to their 2nd Annual International Conference to deliberate on ways to navigate these unchartered waters based on the following themes:

Conference Themes

  • Innovation and Digital Technologies. Response to Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Substantial Development and Holistic Transformation
  • Communication and Crisis Management
  • Mental Health, Addiction, Exercise and Wellness
  • Church, Covid-19 and Social Economic Empowerment
  • Any other related topic is welcome

Important Dates

  • 30th March 2022 - Abstract Submission
  • 6th April 2022 - Notification of Acceptance
  • 22nd April 2022 - Conference Registration
  • 2nd May 2022 - Submission of Final Paper
  • 30th June 2022 - Conference Date

Conference Documents