The World Council of Churches’ Central Committee in its recent meeting in Trondheim, Norway has held elections for its executive committee. Among those elected were Dr Agnes Abuom the Revd Rex Reyes Jr.
Dr. Abuomand will also continue in her role as moderator of the WCC’s Central Committee. She is a member of the Anglican Church of Kenya, made history when she was elected in 2013 because she was the first woman, and the first African, to hold the post.
The Revd Rex Reyes Jr. is a member of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and the general secretary of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines.
The executive committee, which meets twice a year, has fiduciary responsibility for the governance of the WCC and ensures implementation of the strategic objectives set by the Central Committee, oversees the finances of the council, approves the budget, monitors ongoing programmatic work, establishes personnel policies and appoints leadership staff.