Congo Leadership Initiative

Congo Leadership Initiative (CLI)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation yet to reach its enormous potential. Presbyterians have had a significant presence there for centuries and local Presbyterian churches continue to provide much needed services to Congo's neglected population. We are proud to have a deep connection with Congo today.


In 2009, Nathaniel Houghton, a young member of our church, visited the leaders of the Presbyterian community in Kinshasa, Congo. OP Presbyterian Church supported the trip and it yielded insights about the true causes of Congo's underdevelopment. Nathaniel subsequently founded the Congo Leadership Initiative (CLI), a nonprofit organization that develops the next generation of leaders to be catalysts for peace and prosperity in Congo.

For more information about CLI head over to their website: