Assignment: Professor, Katanga Methodist University
Location: Mulungwishi, DR Congo
Birthday: May 27
Advance #: 07989Z

Jeff and Ellen Hoover are missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries assigned since 1979 to the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire Jeff is a professor at Katanga Methodist University at Mulungwishi, teaching church history and information technology.

Jeff also serves as the chief librarian over-seeing computerization and recataloging. Jeff continues to maintain ties with the University of Lubumbashi where he teaches pre-colonial African history. He received his doctorate in African History from Yale University.

Hoovers are deeply committed to the United-Methodist university at Mulungwishi believing it can help address the critical needs of the Congo that are emerging after three decades of the Modutu regime and five years of war. French rather than English is the principal language in Congo so a Congolese university can best serve the needs of this country, following the principles and values of Africa University.

The Hoovers have three children: Jane, Jeremy and Mark.