Maseno East Diocese
Maseno South Diocese
Maseno West Diocese
Diocese of Southern Nyanza
Diocese of Upper Southern Nyanza
Currently the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Maseno East and a holder of Bachelor of Divinity of Uganda Christian university and a Licentiate in Theology of St. Pauls University. Has attended Courses in Resource mobilization, guidance and counselling, youth leadership, substance abuse and HIV and AIDS trainings amongst others. As an Ordained Minister has worked as a Parish Priest providing Parochial oversight and rose up to the Position of the Provost a Key Church Position that deputies the Diocesan Bishop on Ecclesiastical responsibilities and Chairman of Liturgical Committee He has held various positions among them Chairman of NCCK Kisumu Region, Board member Community initiatives support services, Chairman of the Strategic Building and Development Committee at St. Stephens Cathedral in the See of Maseno South and the Chairman of the Board of Mission.
Prof. Kodia is a holder of Phd (Summa cum laude) of Northwestern Christian University, Masters in Theology and Bachelors in Theology of Charles University in Prague. He has written and published in the following areas The Sociology, Theology, and Intricacies of Truth in Modern Society, Towards a ministry of social service and challenges of volunteerism in the church and society in Africa, Religious, Cultural and social burdens as major contributing factors in the level of poverty in Africa, The Role of the church in democratization processes in Kenya, The Prognosis of the Church’s involvement in Development in the context of her mission, Gendered Economic and Social privileges as an obstruction to Biblical Justice , Balancing a Gendered Worldview: Politics and Religion in Focus, Volunteerism and Development, Poverty in Grace: Social Responsibility of the Church and Society in war against Poverty Nairobi, Theology and Politics of Biblical Exposition and its relevance to Church and society, Mission to the Voiceless and Sharing of Mission
He is Presently the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Bondo and has previously been Ag. Vice chancellor for Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK), Principal of Bishop Okullu College, Registrar of GLUK, Director of Studies at Carlile College and Principal of St. Philips Bible College. The Bishop has carried out several consultancies in Ghana and Southern Sudan including Strategic Plan development and peace and Conflict resolutions. The Bishop has held various governance positions among them the Clerical Secretary to the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Kenya, a member of the committee on communication and research, the secretary of the Health and HIV/AIDS committee and the Anglican Colleges at the provincial synod level and a member of the permanent commission on sub division of Anglican Dioceses. He has also been collated and installed as a Canon Theologian.
The Bishop is a holder of Masters of Arts in Religion of Maseno University and a Bachelors of Divinity of St. Paul’s University. Presently he is the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Maseno South and was previously The Vicar General of the same Diocese besides being an Archdeacon a Rural Dean and a Vicar responsible for Pastoral and Parochial duties and a Theological Education by Extension Trainer.
He has been the Vice Chairman of Kisumu County Education Board, a member of Kisumu West Technical committee on HIV/AIDS, a member of Probation and after care committee, a member of the Court user’s committee at Maseno Law Courts and a Presiding Officer of the Electoral Commission of Kenya. He has also served in various Board of Managements of Schools among them Maseno Girls Boarding, Chulaimbo Secondary School, Wagwer Secondary School and Maseno School for the Deaf. Bishop Charles spearheaded the establishment of All Saints Academy Primary School a successful Church venture modeling students using the Gospel. He has been the Chairman of Global Faith Partnership an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) student feeding project that enables Students feed well and concentrate on their studies.