Professor Safiyah Fosua is the Assistant Professor of Christian Worship and Christian Ministry. Among her teaching responsibilities are the worship portions of the M.Div. core praxis courses. Her research interests include contextual liturgy, the Psalms, and the uses of poetry and spoken word in worship.
Prior to coming to Wesley Seminary at IWU, Safiyah Fosua served for ten years as the Director of Transformational Preaching Ministries of the General Board of Discipleship for the United Methodist Church. She and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Kwasi Kena, also served as missionaries to Ghana, West Africa, assisting the Methodist Church of Ghana in curriculum writing, leader development and local pastors’ education. Fosua has served as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities prior to coming to IWU. She has served churches in Iowa, and New Jersey. Safiyah has been in frequent demand as a preacher, speaker, Bible study leader and worship designer for national events.
Safiyah Fosua is married to Kwasi Kena, who also serves as an Associate Professor of Christian Ministry at Wesley Seminary at IWU. They have two adult children and are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren. In spare moments, Safiyah writes prayers and Christian poetry. Safiyah’s hobbies include needlecrafts, quilting and batik.