Reverend Herman Beseah Browne, Dean of the Trinity Cathedral in Monrovia since 2010, will be taking on a new task as President of Cuttington University (CU) in Suakuko, Bong County, replacing Dr.Evelyn Kandakai.
In his departing message to the congregation on Sunday, Rev. Browne expressed gratitude to God and to Bishop Jonathan B.B. Hart, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia and Archbishop of the Interim Province of West Africa, “for the opportunity to lead the people of God.
“I am leaving the church with a heavy heart; I am not sure how well I have prepared myself for this day. Clearly, the many relationships forged over the years at different levels of our service to God have created a cherished bond between the parish and me, which I hope will endure,” he declared.
Rev. Browne, who said that he enjoyed working at the Cathedral, reminded his congregation that he was not leaving the Lord’s vineyard, but simply going to work in another part of it.
“My love for you is inseparable from the love of our country. Our entire nation stands in need of austere reform at the academic level, for which I remain restless until I seize every opportunity to do something positive about it,” he emphasized.
Following the service a reception was held in his honor at the Monrovia City Hall by members of the church. In his remark Rev. Browne said he was well prepared for the task ahead, given his previous experiences as an administrator.
Rev. Browne, who previously served as Dean of the CU Graduate School Department of Theology, stated further that he has a fairly good idea of how people live, work and think, and was therefore not going into the job as a stranger.
Also speaking, Cllr. James A. A. Pierre said the Cathedral was always aware of Rev. Browne’s values, emphasizing that members were not only energized by his sermons, but also his vision and leadership.