Wand's Patron

The Rev Mpho A. Tutu

Rev Mpho TutuMessage from Rev Mpho Tutu

“I am delighted and honoured to be the Patron of this important and exciting (WAND) initiative. I believe that every human being, regardless of race, gender, or ability is a precious child of God.  All of us are made in the image and likeness of the creator. Each of us deserves to be appreciated and treated as worthy of reverence”.

Abridged Bio: Rev Mpho A. Tutu

The Rev. Mpho A. Tutu, an Episcopal priest, is the Executive Director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. She is also founder and Executive Director of the Tutu Institute for Prayer and Pilgrimage. 

Rev. Tutu studied and taught in Grahamstown, South Africa, at the College of the Transfiguration, the Provincial Episcopal seminary of Southern Africa. She began her ordained ministry at the Historic Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. 

She co-authored Book of Forgiving and Made for Goodness with her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and both wrote the foreword to Geography of Religion, a National Geographic book. She wrote the foreword of Footprints in the Sand: Caregivers of South Africa and recently co-authored Tutu: The Authorised Portrait, with Alister Sparks.

Rev. Tutu is married to Joseph Burris; they have two daughters, Nyaniso and Onalenna.