The World Council of Churches (WCC) has welcomed four new programme executives.
New staff include:
Rev. Dr Benjamin Simon, programme executive for Church relations has most recently served as Professor for Ecumenical Missiology at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, WCC, for nearly four years. He is an ordained pastor of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) and has served as parish pastor as well as ecumenical officer in his hometown Karlsruhe, Germany. He was very much involved in ecumenical cooperation between established and migration churches. He lived some eight years in different African countries.
Rev. Dr Seforosa Carroll, programme executive for Mission and Mission from the Margins. Carroll is a Fiji-born Rotuman who spent her formative years growing up in Lautoka, the Western side of Viti Levu in Fiji. These formative experiences continue to inform her theological reflections on interfaith and cross-cultural relationships, gender, culture and climate from a diasporic perspective of a migrant who calls Australia one of her homes. She is an ordained Uniting Church minister who trained in Sydney, Australia.
Rev. Dr Kuzipa Nalwamba, programme executive for Ecumenical Theological Education and professor of Ecumenical Social Ethics at the WCC Ecumenical Institute at Bossey. An ordained minister from the United Church of Zambia, Nalwamba has most recently served as project consultant for strategic planning at the Council for World Mission and as research associate at the University of Pretoria, before beginning her service with the WCC in August 2019.
Rev. Dr Wushishi Ibrahim Yusuf, programme executive for Peace Building in the African Region. Yusuf's project is located within the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs. He will be responsible for promoting and strengthening relations with churches and ecumenical organizations in Africa, and with other relevant partners, for the purposes of peace-building and related initiatives, focusing on identified priority countries such as South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Yusuf comes from Kaduna, Nigeria, and belongs to the Nigerian Baptist Convention.