26 June 2023, Geneva, Switzerland: Terri Owens of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States shares from the North America region as the World Council of Churches central committee gathers in Geneva on 21-27 June 2023, for its first full meeting following the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe in 2022.


World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay congratulated Rev. Terri Hord Owens on re-election as the general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

The church you lead has proclaimed unity as its polar star for many years and has lived that proclamation,” wrote Pillay. The delegates made a wise decision – one that will benefit the Disciples, the church universal, and all of creation.”

Pillay aded that he is praying for resilience in challenging times.May you be blessed in your continued leadership,” he concluded.

WCC letter of congratulations to Rev. Terri Hord Owens