Organizational structure

The structure of the Council reflects its identity as a fellowship of churches, organized in order to be an instrument for the pilgrimage towards unity.

Assembly

The Assembly is the highest governing body of the World Council of Churches, meeting every eight years.

WCC Executive Committee

The Central Committee elects twenty of its members to serve as the Executive Committee of the WCC, meeting twice a year.

Presidents and leadership

Presidents of the World Council of Churches and the leadership of the WCC Central Committee

      

      Central Committee

      The Central Committee is elected by the Assembly from among its delegates and serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly.

      General secretary

      Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca has been confirmed WCC interim general secretary by the executive committee on 3 June 2020.

      Related organizations

      Various types of organizations formed by churches play a vital part in the life of the ecumenical movement as a whole.