Trace Akankunda

Trace Akankunda

One night, a very young Trace was convinced he had super powers of levitation and actually attempted it—with spectacular lack of success—before realising he’d only had a dream. These days, he’s pretty grounded!

Trace was born and raised in Uganda—his parents (retired coffee agriculturalists) and three siblings still live there. Boarding school at an early age made him pretty independent, but also taught him the value of seeking advice on life’s big decisions. Evolutionary and molecular biology has been his recent focus as a science research student at The University of Adelaide.

Trace loves soccer (and secretly supports Manchester United), eating chicken dishes (especially honey chicken), and reading books (his favourite is ‘The Book that Made Your World’ by Vishal Mangalwadi). He also enjoys socialising, but his passion is the power of the gospel to transform people, and that’s why in 2019 he commenced a new role as a Ministry Apprentice at Trinity Church Adelaide.

Trace was raised in a Christian home and went to schools which encouraged multiple faiths, but his own understanding was purely tradition. University changed that. He was challenged by peers to reconsider his understanding of being a Christian. He attended a Bible study group and gave his life to Christ when he understood the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Ministry Apprentice
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