Fr. John Zuakuu
PARENTS
Father: Karoli Joseph Sheshe 
Mother: Teresia Rashid

BORN
Date of Birth: April 1961 Village: Mazinde Ngua Ward: Mazinde  District: Korogwe Region: Tanga Country: Tanzania

ORDINATION  
December 17, 1987: Deacon at St. Anthony Cathedral in Tanga, Tanzania
June 24, 1988: Priest at Mazinde Parish in Mazinde, Tanzania

EDUCATION   
Primary School Education
1973 – 1977 Std I-VII Mazinde-Ngua Primary School in Mazinde, Tanzania

PRIESTLY FORMATION
1977 – 1980: Form I - IV at Soni Seminary in Soni, Tanzania                    
1981 - 1983: Philosophy at Ntungamo Major Seminary in Bukoba, Tanzania
1986 - 1987: Pastoral Year Internship at Hale Parish in Hale Tanzania 
1983 - 1998: Theology at Kipalapala Senior Seminary in Tabora, Tanzania
        
POST ORDINATION STUDIES
WORK/MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
1988 – 1989: Assisting Priest at St. Anthony Cathedral Parish in Tanga, Tanzania
1989 – 1991: Assisting Priest at Potwe Parish in Potwe, Tanzania
1991 – 1997: Director at Gare Diocesan Pre-Philosophy Spiritual Year Center in Gare, Tz
1997 – 2004: Chaplain to COLU Sisters at Kwamndolwa Sisters Convent in Korogwe, Tz
2004 – 2006: Assisting Priest at St. Anthony Cathedral Parish in Tanga, Tanzania
1997 – 2010: Diocesan Director for Pontifical Missionary Societies (PMS) in Tanga, Tz
1988 – 1991: Diocesan Chaplain for Legion of Mary Apostolate in Tanga, Tanzania
2006 – 2009: Acting Priest In-Charge at St. Anthony Cathedral Parish in Tanga, Tanzania
2006 – 2009: Acting Diocesan Vocation Director in Tanga Tanzania
2006 – 2009: Acting Diocesan Youth Chaplain in Tanga, Tanzania  
2011: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Malindi Parish in Malindi, Tanzania
                       
CONTACT  
P.O. BOX 42 Lushoto, Tanzania
Phone: +255784498996/ +255719188080                         
catholic diocese of Tanga