Sr Mercy Shumbamhini is a member of the Congregation of Jesus in Zimbabwe. She is a registered professional clinical social worker, a theologian, a narrative therapist and a writer with an extensive background in administration, fundraising and project management. She served in leadership of her congregation for many years, as regional leader for her congregation in Zimbabwe for eight years, and is the former president of the Conference of Major Superiors in Zimbabwe. Presently, she serves as mission developmental director of her congregation in Zimbabwe, sits on a number of boards, and lectures at the university level on social work and theology.

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