Executive Committee

The WCRC’s executive committee is comprised of officers and members selected by the last general council, as well as elected leaders of the regional councils (these latter noted with an *). The general secretary sits on the committee as an ex officio member. Among other responsibilities, the executive committee meets annually to:

  • Exercise general oversight of the work of the WCRC between meetings of the general council
  • Approve the annual financial reports and adopt the annual budget
  • Elect a general secretary and appoint executive secretaries
  • Decide on admission to and suspension of membership in the WCRC in consultation with local member churches subject to ratification by the next general council

Executive committee minutes: 20162015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011


Rev. Najla Kassab, president (biography)
National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon

Rev. Sylvana Maria Apituley, vice-president
Gereja Protestant Indonesia Bagian Barat

Rev. Dr. Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, vice-president
Presbyterian Church of Ghana

Raissa Vieira Brasil, vice-president
United Presbyterian Church of Brazil

Rev. Dr. Lisa Vander Wal, vice-president
Reformed Church in America

Dr. Johann Weusmann, general treasurer
Evangelical Church in the Rhineland (Germany)

Rev. Dr. Chris Ferguson, general secretary
United Church of Canada

Executive Committee Members

  • Lydia Aku Adajawah, president of the African Communion of Reformed Churches (Ghana)*
  • Rev. Clayton Da Silva (Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil)
  • Diana Erdélyi (Reformed Church in Hungary)
  • Rev. Agnaldo P. Gomes, president of the Alliance of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches in Latin America (AIPRAL) (Brazil)*
  • Hilary Hagar (Presbyterian Church of Canada)
  • Dr. Hefin Jones (Union of Welsh Independents)
  • Rt. Rev. Annabell Lalla-Ramkelawan (Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Rev. Dr. Hong Jung Lee (Presbyterian Church of Korea)
  • Rev. Joshua Lian, moderator of North East Asia Area Council (Taiwan)*
  • Coutinho Maravilhoso Moma (Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola)
  • Veronica Muchiri (Presbyterian Church of East Africa)
  • Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson (Presbyterian Church (USA))
  • Tibonge Ng’ambi (United Church of Zambia)
  • Hannah North (Presbyterian Church Aotearoa New Zealand)
  • Dr. Claudio Pasquet (Waldensian Evangelical Church (Italy))
  • Dr. Khid-arn Prawate (Church of Christ in Thailand)
  • Rev. Milciades Pua (Presbyterian Church of Colombia)
  • Mary Ekinde Salle (Presbyterian Church in Cameroon)
  • Dr. Susan Thomas (Church of South India)
  • Martina Wasserloos-Strunk, president of WCRC Europe (Germany)*

* Elected leaders of regional councils.