Gato is a Strategic Associate who is currently serving as the Executive Minister of CBM’s partner, the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR). Prior to assuming that role, he served as the Integral Mission Educator and Peacebuilding Specialist in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. His responsibilities included providing leadership, training, and technical assistance to facilitate Integral Mission education within CBM’s partnerships in the region.
Gato joined CBM in 2007 as Peace and Reconciliation Specialist, bringing his extensive experience as a pastor, teacher, and administrator to the role. Prior to his appointment with CBM, Gato was the Director of the AEBR’s Education, Youth, and Health department in charge of the 47 schools and two vocational training centres which reach some of the most poor and vulnerable in Rwanda. He also served as regional pastor in the Kibungo region and was responsible for a new urban church-planting effort.