Election of Vice-Presidents and Committee Chairs

17 May 2017
The newly elected Council of the Lutheran World Federation during its first meeting on 17 May in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
The newly elected Council of the Lutheran World Federation during its first meeting on 17 May in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert

The newly elected Council of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) met for the first time on 17 May in Windhoek, Namibia. The Council was elected during the Twelfth Assembly. During the meeting the Council elected seven vice-presidents and chairpersons of committees. Together they make up the Meeting of Officers, the committee which manages LWF affairs between council meetings. The Council will hold its next meeting in June and July 2018.

The elected LWF Vice-Presidents for the seven regions

Africa: Rev. Dr Jeannette Ada Maina, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon

Asia: Ms Desri Maria Sumbayak, The Indonesian Christian Church

Central Eastern Europe: Archbishop Urmas Viilma, Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Central Western Europe: Pröpstin Astrid Kleist, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany

Nordic Countries: Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Church of Sweden

Latin America and the Caribbean: Rev. Dr Nestor Friedrich, President, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil

North America: Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Committee chairpersons

Finance Committee: Oberkirchenrat Olaf-Johannes Mirgeler, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany

Committee for World Service: Bishop Henrik Stubkjaer, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark

Committee for Theology and Public Witness: Rev. Dr Robin Steinke, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Committee for Mission and Development: Rev. Yonas Yigezu Dibisa, President, The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus

Standing Committee for Communications, co-chair:

Rev. Karla Steilmann, Evangelical Church of the River Plate (Argentina)

Mr  Johanan Celine Valeriano, Lutheran Church in the Philippines

Standing Committee for Constitution and Membership: Ms Ranjita Borgoary, Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (India)

Standing Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice: Ms Vera Tkach, Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Russia and Other States

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