John Tanyi
Class Year

John comes from the English-speaking region of Cameroon in West/Central Africa. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi. He attended a Missionary Experience Program for two years in Kenya and went on to earn a Masters in Peace Studies and International Relations from Hekima University, Nairobi, Kenya. He has taught Political Science and Peace Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa as well as at Mount Kenya University, Nairobi. In 2020 he graduated from Boston College with a Masters in Theology and Ministry.

“I grew up in a traditional Catholic family where daily Mass attendance was a given. My mother woke us up at 5am every day for morning devotion before going to Mass. In many ways, my family was my first seminary and the values and virtues I uphold today were instilled in me by my family. The calling began at the age of seven and never seemed to subside throughout all religious writings and catechesis at University. While at Boston College, I attended a vocation retreat at PSJS and I was convinced it was time for me to continue with my discernment to the priesthood. I am very happy to be in this special seminary and I pray that God will continue to be with me in this formation journey.”