Contact Tenwek Hospital

Mailing Address:  
Tenwek Hospital
P.O Box 39 - 20400
Bomet, KENYA


Under the vision of Dr. E.M. Steury, Ezekiel Kerich and Rev. David Kiel, the Tenwek International School of Chaplaincy was founded in 1991 upon their recognition of the immense need for qualified chaplains and chaplaincy training in Kenya and East Africa.

With the support of the L. Nelson Bell Foundation and the World Medical Mission, the Tenwek School of Chaplaincy became first school of its kind in Kenya, focused not only on biblical training, but also ministering to the whole person and helping people through sickness and bereavement.

Graduates of the chaplaincy program are prepared to work iChaplain Studentsn a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, colleges, and armed forces. To date, over 170 students representing 10 countries in Africa have been trained in the chaplaincy school.


To be a leading chaplaincy school producing excellent, qualified Christian workers in Kenya and beyond.


  • To give students practical chaplain experience through an educational and practical approach
  • To recruit dedicated Christians into chaplaincy training in hospitals, schools, colleges, discipline forces and other institutions
  • To enhance holistic care of persons through chaplaincy evangelism
  • To graduate candidates who have gained the necessary knowledge/experience to be effective in ministering to the whole person

About the Training:

Students enrolled at the Tenwek International School of Chaplaincy are trained in a full-time, school based format within the hospital compound, which includes classwork as well as practical ministry experience in the wards.

The two year diplomacy program utilizes a curriculum developed and monitored by the school’s Board of Governors as classes take place the course of 8 terms, equipping students for the holistic care of persons through chaplaincy evangelism upon graduation.



  • Principal: Reverend David Kilel
  • Hospital Board of Governors, school management committee

Contact/Learn More:

(+254)728-091-900 ext: 1318