Reverend Dr. Ray Motsi is passionate about peace and conflict transformation. He is an ordained Baptist minister and was the senior pastor of Bulawayo Baptist Church for 23 years. Ray got both his MA Degree in Hebrew Language and Old Testament and Ph.D. in Conflict Transformation and Trauma Healing from Pretoria University in South Africa. He founded an NGO called Grace to Heal (GtH) whose main purpose is conflict transformation and community and personal trauma healing. As part of his social responsibility, Ray is a cofounder and Chairperson for the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance (ZCA) which is a national network of Christian leaders with the objective to contribute to the national debate from a faith-based approach.
He has been involved in MCC and took part in MCC missions to Zambia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, South Sudan, USA, and Canada. Currently, Ray is involved as the thematic leader of the Zimbabwean National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) in charge of Memorialisation. He has taken part in API since 2006 as a participant, then as a facilitator in Kitwe, Zambia and Johannesburg, South Africa. Reverend Dr. Ray serves as President of the Theological College of Zimbabwe (TCZ) since 2011 and served as the API Coordinator from 2017 to 2019.