Our Council Committees and ad-hoc sub-committees guide and review the work of the LWF. Committee members and chairpersons are appointed by the Council from among its members.

In addition, the Council may name up to 21 advisers to provide additional expertise. The advisers have voting rights in the Committees, and have voice but no vote in Council sessions.


Council Committees 

Finance Committee

Members of the Council

  • Chair: MIRGELER, Oberkirchenrat Olaf Johannes, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany (GERMANY)
  • MBISE, Ms LoeRose, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (TANZANIA)
  • MOUANGA NDEMBE, Ms Stevy C., Evangelical Lutheran Church of Congo (REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
  • TELAUMBANUA, Bishop Dr Tuhoni, The Protestant Christian Church (INDONESIA)
  • Bishop Tuhoni Telaumbanua, Indonesia

Advisers to the Council

  • Dr Elfriede DÖRR, Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Romania
  • Ms Christina JACKSON-SKELTON, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Ms Lilian KWAW, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana
  • Mr Michael RAM, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guyana
  • Deaconess Magnea SVERRISDOTTIR, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland
Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice

Members of the Council

  • Chair: ADA EPSE MAINA, Rev. Dr Jeannette, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon (CAMEROON)
  • Vice-chair: FLIPPIN JR., Rev. William Edward, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (USA)
  • DRANGSHOLT, Dr Kjetil, Church of Norway (NORWAY)
  • KERKETTA, Rev. Dr Christ Sumit, Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church (INDIA)
  • MOYO, Rev. Elitha, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe (ZIMBABWE)
  • RODRÍGUEZ RAMÍREZ, Mr Grosvyn Ariel, Christian Lutheran Church of Honduras (HONDURAS)
  • VITIELLO, Ms Cordelia, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy (ITALY)

Advisers to the Council

  • Bishop Jack URAME, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea
  • Rev. Kevin KIRS, Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Committee for Communications

Members of the Council

  • Co-chair: TKACH, Ms Vera, Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Russia and Other States (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
  • Co-chair: VALERIANO, Mr Johanan Celine, Lutheran Church in the Philippines (THE PHILIPPINES)
  • ANTONSEN, Rev. Jacob Breda, The Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway (NORWAY)
  • PHILIP, Ms Cheryl, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (USA)
  • RAKOTONIRINA, Bishop Dr David, Malagasy Lutheran Church (MADGASCAR)
  • WESTFELD, Ms Bettina, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony (GERMANY)

Advisers to the Council

  • Ms Klára BALICZA, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary
  • Mr Felipe SEPULVÉDA ROSALES, Lutheran Church in Chile

 

Committee for Communion Relations

Members of the Council

  • Chair: STEILMANN FRANCO, Rev. Karla M., Evangelical Church of the River Plate (PARAGUAY)
  • BORGOARY, Ms Ranjita Christi, Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (INDIA)
  • HIETAMÄKI, Dr Minna, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (FINLAND)
  • KLEIST, Pröpstin Astrid, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany (GERMANY)
  • KOCHENDORFER, Bishop Larry, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (CANADA)
  • MAGWAZA, Mr Khulekani S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • NAVRÁTILOVÁ, Rev. Dr Olga, Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (CZECH REPUBLIC)
  • YAP, Bishop Aaron Chuan Ching, Lutheran Church in Malaysia (MALAYSIA)

Advisers to the Council

  • Presiding Bishop Chemist FAINDI, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe
Committee for Ecumenical Relations

Members of the Council

  • Chair: STEINKE, Rev. Dr Robin, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (USA)
  • AZAR, Ms Sally, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (PALESTINE)
  • BRABAND, Ms Julia, Evangelical Church in Central Germany (GERMANY)
  • CHANG, Bishop Chun Wa, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong (HONG KONG)
  • JACKELÉN, Archbishop Dr Antje, Church of Sweden (SWEDEN)
  • OBERDORFER, Prof. Dr Bernd, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria (GERMANY)
  • SEYENKULO, Bishop Dr Jensen, Lutheran Church in Liberia (LIBERIA)
  • SOJKA, Dr Jerzy Janusz, Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland (POLAND)

Advisers to the Council

  • To be appointed
Committee for Theology, Mission and Justice

Members of the Council

  • Chair: DIBISA, Rev. Yonas Yigezu, The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (ETHIOPIA)
  • ALBECKER, Mr Christian, Union of Protestant Churches of Alsace and Lorraine (FRANCE)
  • ANDO, Ms Fu, Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (JAPAN)
  • ÁRNADÓTTIR, Rev. Thuridur Björg Wiium, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland (ICELAND)
  • CHEN, Rev. Selma (Shu-Chen), The Lutheran Church of Taiwan (REPUBLIC OF CHINA)
  • DAVILA LLIMPE, Rev. Ofelia, Lutheran Church of Peru (PERU)
  • EATON, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (USA)
  • VIILMA, Archbishop Urmas, Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (ESTONIA)
Committee for World Service

Members of the Council

  • Chair: STUBKJÆR, Bishop Henrik, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark (DENMARK)
  • FRIEDRICH, Rev. Dr Nestor Paulo, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (BRAZIL)
  • JULY, Bishop Dr h.c. Frank O., Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg (GERMANY)
  • KLÁTIK, Bishop em. Dr Miloš, Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Slovak Republic (SLOVAK REPUBLIC)
  • MUNYIKA, Bishop Dr Veikko, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (NAMIBIA)
  • SCHMIDT-KLIE, Mr Lasse, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover (GERMANY)
  • SUMBAYAK, Ms Desri Maria, The Indonesian Christian Church (INDONESIA)
  • WAMBUA, Ms Faith Mwikali, Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church (KENYA)

Other members

  • KESSLER, Mr Martin, Bread for the World, Germany /Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
  • To be confirmed,  Canadian Lutheran World Relief  
  • HERNANDER, Mr Lennart , Church of Sweden, International Affairs
  • VEJSAGER NØDDEKÆR, Mr Jonas, DanChurchAid, Denmark
  • DUERST, Dr Rebecca; ELCA, Global Mission, USA
  • JÄRVINEN, Mr Tomi, Finn Church Aid, Finland
  • DAVIES, Ms Jamieson, Australian Lutheran World Service

 

Standing Committee for Constitution and Membership

Members of the Council

  • Chair: BORGOARY, Ms Ranjita Christi, Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (INDIA)
  • Vice-chair: MBISE, Ms LoeRose, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (TANZANIA)
  • ADA EPSE MAINA, Rev. Dr Jeannette, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon (CAMEROON)
  • EATON, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (USA)
  • FRIEDRICH, Rev. Dr Nestor Paulo, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (BRAZIL)
  • JACKELÉN, Archbishop Dr Antje, Church of Sweden (SWEDEN)
  • KLEIST, Pröpstin Astrid, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany (GERMANY)
  • SUMBAYAK, Ms Desri Maria, The Indonesian Christian Church (INDONESIA)
  • VIILMA, Archbishop Urmas, Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (ESTONIA)


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