Rev. Dr. Chinma Uche was born in Ogwuama, Ahiara, Imo State, Nigeria into an Anglican home where she participated in church activities with her siblings. Her parents brought them up with a focus on service to their community, and she learned very early that she wanted to be an educator. She holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics, a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomathematics (Epidemiology), and a Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Uche’s marriage into a Methodist family, with a late and beloved Methodist clergy father-in-law, drew her to worship at North United Methodist Church (NUMC) in Hartford, Connecticut where she had the privilege of serving in the Education and Prayer Ministries under the supervision of Rev. Dr. Hugh Hamilton.
Pastor Uche's work is partly guided by God's message to her through 2 Cor 1:3-4 which reads:
"3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, 4 who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God."
Pastor Uche is blessed with a wonderful family, a supportive husband (Dr. Uche Uche) and four wonderful adult children (Chinaza, Chiemerie, Chibuikem and Chinedum). Her daughter-in-law (Caitlin) and three grandchildren are added blessings for which she is enormously grateful to God.