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2022/9/12
WCC elects executive committee

8 September 2022, Karlsruhe, Germany: Closing business plenary at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme "Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity." Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee elected the WCC executive committee on 8 September during the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe.

The central committee elects20 of its members to serve as the WCC executive committee of the WCC, along with the leadership of the central committee, which include the moderator, two vice-moderators, and the WCC general secretary, as well as the moderators of its programme and finance committees.

“The executive committee shall be entrusted with and made accountable for specific governance authority and responsibility of the World Council of Churches as delegated by the central committee, with authority to establish limits and guidelines within which management and staff of the Council shall implement the policies and programs of the Council, “ reads the constitution and rules of the WCC. “The executive committee shall be accountable to the central committee, and shall present to each central committee meeting a report of its work.”

The executive committee appoints programme staff, monitors ongoing work, and supervises the budget approved by the central committee. The executive committee meet twice a year.

Among the elected executive committee members are 48% women and 52% men, 80% ordained and 20% lay, 8% Indigenous persons, 4% persons with disabilities and 12% youth.

The newly-elected executive committee members are:

  1. Bishop Heinrich BEDFORD-STROHM, Evangelical Church in Germany, moderator
  2. Rev. Merlyn HYDE RILEY, Jamaica Baptist Union, vice moderator
  3. H.E. Archbishop Dr Vicken AYKAZIAN, Armenian Apostolic Church (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin), vice moderator
  4. Rev. Dr Prof. Neal PRESA, Presbyterian Church (USA), moderator of the finance committee
  5. Rev. Karin VAN DEN BROEKE, Protestant Church in the Netherlands, moderator of the programme committee
  6. Rev. Rose Marie IBYISHAKA, Presbyterian Church in Rwanda
  7. Mr Brian MUYUNGA, Church of Uganda
  8. Rev. Joanes OWINO SIANG'A, Presbyterian Church of East Africa
  9. H.G. Bishop Bishop THOMAS, Coptic Orthodox Church
  10. Ms Don Lam LEN, Myanmar Baptist Convention
  11. Rev. Dr Manhong LIN, China Christian Council
  12. Bishop Dr Abraham MAR PAULOS, Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar
  13. Ms Karen Erina PUIMERA, Protestant Church in Western Indonesia (GPIB)
  14. Archimandrite Philaret BULEKOV, Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)
  15. H.E. Elder Metropolitan, EMMANUEL OF CHALCEDON, Ecumenical Patriarchate
  16. Rev. Prof. Dr Fernando ENNS, Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany
  17. Bishop Ingeborg Synove, MIDTTOMME, Church of Norway
  18. H.E. Metropolitan Prof. Dr, NIFON OF TARGOVISTE, Romanian Orthodox Church
  19. Prof. Dr Marina KOLOVOPOULOU, Church of Greece
  20. Pastora Vicepresidenta Mariela Alejandra PEREYRA, United Evangelical Lutheran Church
  21. Dr Audeh QUAWAS, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
  22. Bishop Sally DYCK, United Methodist Church
  23. Bishop Susan JOHNSON, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
  24. Rev. Dr Karen Georgia THOMPSON, United Church of Christ
  25. Rev. Armstrong PITAKAJI, United Church in the Solomon Islands

WCC Constitution and Rules (CC 2018)

Press photo gallery: WCC leadership (2022 onwards)

Photos of the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany


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