Rev. Goodwin Zainga
Rev. Goodwin Zainga is an ordained pastor, married to Gloria. Currently working as General Secretary for the Churches of Christ in Malawi (CCM).
He was a TIM 95/96 participant who experienced the power of the Pentecost, an interface of the Gospel and culture and a solid foundation of a theological inquest at the time.
His interests revolves in new emerging contextual theologies, and mission to the margins, and also embracing the concepts of the ‘mission of God ‘, asserting that ‘as the fire exists by burning so the church exists for God’s mission’ and partnership in mission.
Rev. Andriamampianina Zaka Hary Masy
Rev. Andriamampianina Zaka Hary Masy is an ordained Pastor, and Vice President of Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar.
He ministers at a Parish in the Southern suburbs of the Capital since 1994 and lectures at FJKM Faculty of Theology since 1996.
He is in charged of a Sunday morning television program on Reformed Doctrine and Faith since 2000. He contributes to Christian education through various articles (theological managerial) in the FJKM bi-monthly newspapers. He is alos the President of FJKM University Committee since 2017.
Presiding Bishop of The United Church of Zambia (UCZ). An ordained Minister with precisely thirty years of pastoral journey. A Master’s Degree holder in Missiology obtained from The University of Birmingham, UK. A seasoned minister widely exposed to various church portfolios and to local and international ecumenical forums. Has vast experience in church management and possesses excellent communication skills, computer literate and relates well to people of different races and cultures. Enjoys learning new things, a team-player capable of thriving even though under-pressure, until things are seen through to completion. Favorite motivational biblical verse is: (Acts 13:36).
Rev. Mzwamadoda Zwai Mtyhobile
Rev. Mzwamadoda Zwai Mtyhobile is married to Nomthandazo Monica Mtyhobile and have 3 children.
He studied Theology at Forthare University, University of Pretoria where he graduated with a Bachelor of Theology (BTh).He continued his education and obtained a Master’s degree (MaTH) at UP.
He is an Ordained Minister at the UPCSA. He is a member of the Ecumenical Relationships Committee (UPCSA), and the Chair of JDDJ Committee, Church Unity Commission Doctrine Committee Convener, Convener of the Gender Desk of the UPCSA, Member of the Ecumenical Theological Education, General Assembly minute taker (UPCSA).
Rupert Isaac Hambira
Rupert Isaac Hambira, married to Majohn Hambira and father of two boys (John & Isaac). An ordained minister of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA), former Missionary with the Council for World Mission serving the Congregational Federation UK, former Botswana Synod Secretary and former President of the Botswana Council of Churches. Currently President- Elect of the UCCSA. Holding a Bachelor of arts degree in humanities from the University of Botswana, a Bachelor of Theology with honours from Rhodes University in Systematic theology and a Master of Arts degree in missiology from Northwest University in South Africa. Currently enrolled for a PhD with the University of Pretoria.
Rev. Leander St. Elmo Warren
Rev. Leander St. Elmo Warren is an ordained minister of the Guyana Congregational Union.
He began his work life as a teacher and taught for 13 years. He has been serving as a minister of religion for 34 years since graduating from the United Theological College of the West Indies and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.
His ecumenical involvement has been with the WCC, WCRC, CANACOM, CANAAC and CCC.
He is married to his wife Audrey for 44 years and have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.
Hobbies that he enjoys are listening to music, reading, sports, gardening and playing scrabble, draughts and chess.
Patricia Diania Montoya
Patricia Diania Montoya known by many as Diane was born in the Cayman Islands. She and her husband are the proud parents of three children and also have three beautiful grandchildren.
In April 2011, she became a member of the Savannah United Church which is part of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI). Diane served for many years as the congregational secretary and as an elder of her home church. For four years she also served as a member of UCJCI’s Church & Ministry Committee.
She represented UCJCI as a delegate at CWM General Assembly in 2016 and at Annual Members’ Meetings. As a member of CWM’s Strategic Planning Group, she specifically contributed to a review of the organisation’s governance structure, and currently is a member of the Programme Reference Group.
Rev. Chua Hua Peng
Rev. Chua Hua Peng has been appointed as a pastor in Logos Presbyterian Church for 24 years (1988 – 2012).
He has also been elected as the Moderator of Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) for two terms.
He is currently a pastor at Kajang Charis Presbyterian Church, and the Moderator of Western Presbytery of GPM.
Rev. Chua is the chairman of CCL Publications of Malaysia.
Gary NG 吳家偉. Serves one of HKCCCC congregations – The Church of Christ in China Kei To Tai Po Church (Kei Po Church) with his wife Amy and their three lovely daughters. The Church of Christ in China Kei To Tai Po Church (Kei Po Church) originated from LMS when it found the mother church in Hong Kong in 1863.
Gary is a deacon – served as the Honorary Treasurer of HKCCCC and is now a member of HKCCCC Standing Committee. His career started from Information Technology and his profession develops along the paths of corporate governance and risk management in listed companies.
He attended the East Asia Region Assembly in Hong Kong 2014, the General Assembly in Jeju 2016 and the AMM in Calcutta through video conferencing at Singapore 2018. He thank God’s grace for meeting everyone at the AMM this year.
Rev. Dr Sangdo Choi
Rev. Dr Sangdo Choi is the ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK). He is a trained scholar in the Centre for World Christianity in Edinburgh under the full support from CWM.
He is currently serving a local congregation of the PCK as an assistant pastor and Honam Theological University and Seminary as a Lecturer of Ecclesiastical History. Taking responsibility of director, he does his best to create a safe platform or playground for young ecumenists in Korea through Centre for Ecumenical Studies. Imitating Jesus Christ who gives life for all is the motto of his life.
Rev. Hrin Lawm Thang
Rev. Hrin Lawm Thang is fondly known by most as Loma. He is the delegate and representative of Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM), formerly Burma.
It was an unexpected privilege to be a representative of PCM, for him. He has been serving as a pastor for 17 years.
He and his wife have three children – two boys and one girl.
He served as Mission Secretary in Assembly Mission Board, after the term of Mission Secretary ended, and he was transferred to Letpanchaung Vengpi Pastorate, which is located about ten miles Northern Kalay.
Kang Choon Pin
Choon Pin is married with 2 children. He is a member of the Human Resource Committee of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore. He is also the Audit Committee Chairman of Trinity Theological College in Singapore.
Prior to his retirement in 2014, he was a Tax Partner with Ernst & Young in Singapore.
In addition to the above responsibilities, he is helping various Christian Fellowship groups in the marketplace.
He is an Assistant Teaching Leader in the Community Bible Study International program at Katong Presbyterian Church (KPC), and is also the Treasurer of KPC.
Bengchu Lim completed her fulltime teaching profession in July, 2018. Since then, she offers part-time teaching at Yusan Theological Seminary, Hualien, Taiwan.
She spent almost half of her life serving in PCT, she has experienced the meanings of ecumenical ministry through the partnership with CWM and its member churches. For her, it is precious that CWM continues to provide a great variety of ecumenical conferences, seminars, training and visiting programs, and regional gatherings.
She gives thanksgiving to God for the dedication of the ecumenical churches for God’s mission.
Mark Tucker joined the Congregational Federation in 2007 as Company Secretary of the trustee body.
He oversees the day to day management and responsibility for the Charity. He has frequent engagement with many of the Churches which reaches out for advice and guidance on a variety of issues.
Academically, he has a degree in Law and an interest in Charity governance.
Mark has participated at a number of CWM meetings over the years and currently serve on the Audit Committee.
He always aim to make a positive contribution to the life and work of CWM, and he attends the Annual Members’ Meeting as a representative of the Congregational Federation.
Rev. Dylan Rhys Parry
Rev Dylan Rhys Parry is the Local Congregational Minister, in Bridgend and Porthcawl South Wales since June 2021 and current Regional Secretary for international Congregational Fellowship North Europe region.
He has been involved with CWM for almost 14 years.
He participated in CWM Europe’s youth programme in Hungary in 2009, and in 2011 was a Training in Mission student IN south Africa and India.
This will be his third AMM. 2018 (Kolkata), 2021 (ZOOM).
When He is not at the office, he very much enjoys attending the theatre and has a passion for cooking.
He looks forward to meeting everyone at the AMM and to share in fellowship together.
Rev. Nan Wyn Powell-Davies
Today, Nan is the Assistant Director of Ministries Department of the Presbyterian Church of Wales and is the General Secretary elect of the church, to serve from September 2022 for two years. She has been part of the Council for World Mission family since 1992, as a council member and chaired the AMM in 2021. She facilitates connections between the Presbyterian Church of India and PCW.
Nan has a passion for fostering a spirit of working and sharing with other denominations and for equipping the local church, and particularly young people and young adults to serve and mobilise change locally and globally.
Jonna van den Berge-Bakker
Jonna van den Berge-Bakker is a project leader at the deaconal department of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. Together with local faith communities, they try to discern where God is at work and jump in there. In her own church, she is a deacon. She is married to Jan and they have three daughters.
For about 8 years she has been involved in the life of CWM, mostly engaging other people, but sometimes taking part in meetings. The encounter with people from other parts of the world and other churches enriched her understanding of the church as the body of Christ and shaped her ideas about mission.
Outside of work, she likes to read books, meet friends and do sport (riathlon).
Karen Campbell is a member of the United Reformed Church (URC) in the UK.
She is the Secretary for Global & Intercultural Ministries and is based at URC Church House in London, a post she has held since April 2010. Before this, Karen served for 10 years as a Church Related Community Worker in the multicultural, multi faith context of Luton.
Mina Tupu Saifoloi
Mina Tupu Saifoloi is from the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS).
She is 51 years old, and married to Reverend Elder Faaeteete Saifoloi, Chairman of CCCAS. They have served in their Ministry at the CCCAS Amaluia Parish for more than 22 years and continue to this day. They have 3 sons and 1 daughter, and blessed with 5 grandchildren, with one on the way.
She has been involved with CWM since 2012 and have been a firm believer in all the goodness it stands for. We serve a mighty and loving God.
Rev. Vavatau Taufao
Rev. Vavatau Taufao is an ordained minister of the Congregational Christian Church Samoa (CCCS) and currently her General Secretary (GS). He joined the CCCS workforce in 2013 and was elected to the GS position in 2016.
As GS, he places emphasis on the local missionary efforts to help solve many growing issues in Samoa. He stands firm to make sure the prophetic voice of the church is heard by their leaders and nation. He will continue to fight the good fight, to finish the race, and to keep the faith so that he can be like Timothy.
Rev. Maleta Tenten
Rev. Maleta Tenten is from the Kiribati Uniting Church (KUC).
Currently, she is the Secretary for Mission since August 2012.
In 2007 – 2009, she graduated from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, with a Bachelor of Art (majoring in Sociology and Psychology).
She cites that being a woman leader is always challenging, however, she has learnt a lot from the experiences that she has encountered from time to time. She loves cooking and gardening, playing volleyball, reading and being in the company of her families and friends.
Pastor Kakiber Adeang is 50 years old and a Pastor in the Nauru Congregational Church. He is married to Kai-kohe and have two young children, a 12 year old boy and a 6 year old girl.
He studied at Gaulim Teachers College and Rarongo School of Theology and Mission in the United Church College of Higher Education with the United Church of Papua New Guinea (UCPNG) from 2010 to 2014.
He was ordained in November of 2015 with six (6) other Pastors and was recently elected as the Vice Chairman for the Nauru Congregational Church and currently serve in Nibok district.
Rev. Armstrong Pitakaji
Rev. Armstrong Pitakaji is an Ordained Clergy from United Church in Solomon Islands. It’s a joy and great blessing for his local Church to be part of CWM family.
His first encounter with CWM started way back in 2010, when he was given a chance of being sponsored by CWM to do his Bachelor of Divinity at Pacific Theological College (PTC) Fiji.
CWM continues to offer Scholarship to his local church of which he is the recipient to do his Masters in Theology and Development at the University Of Kwazulu Natal South Africa in 2017.
During his free time he loves reading, and listening to the sounds of nature
Greetings from New Zealand to all of our CWM brothers and sisters. Within the CUNZ I am currently a member of the Executive, having been voted to this position at each of our annual assemblies since the year 2000.
During this time I have held the position of Chairman (National leader) for 5 years and I have been General Secretary for 2 years. I fellowship at Te Atatu Congregational Church where most of the members are of Samoan, Cook Islands or Niuean ethnicity. The CUNZ is committed to seeing both the Cook Islands Christian Church and the Ekalesia Kerisiano Niue obtain full membership of the CWM.
Rev. Iosefa Mautinoa
My name is Reverend Iosefa Mautinoa and I am 62 years of age. During the EKT General Meeting in 2018 on Fakaifou, Funafuti I was then appointed as Vice President of the Ekalesia Kelisiano Tuvalu.
In 1984 to 1986 I was in Tangintebu Theological College, Kiribati where I obtained a Certificate in Theology. At the ended of 1986 I return to Tuvalu and from there I was ordained as a Parish Minister to preach the word of God.
In order to advance my knowledge on the field of theology, I was again given the opportunity to study and successfully achieved a Diploma in Theology at the Pacific Theological College (PTC), Fiji from 1993 to 1995.
As a Vice President my work schedule include the overall management of Peace, Justice and Climate Change under the EKT jurisdiction.
Rev. Samuel Sunil Mankhin
The Most Rev. Samuel Sunil Mankhin is the Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh.
His parents are Mr. Amor and Mrs. Molina Mankhin. His gorgeous wife is Mrs. Monita Mankhin. They have one daughter and a son.
He is from Garo ethnic background & the first ethnic Bishop in the COB. He is one of the primates of the Anglican Communion & the Chairman of the NCCB. He is working for the Church ecumenism, also to build religious harmony all over Bangladesh.
He is the honorarium secretary of the Global South Anglican Fellowship. He is playing a vital role in the sustainability of the COB. He gives emphasis to the social development for a suitable and better livelihood for the Women, Youth & Children.
Dr B. Vimal Sukumar
Dr B. Vimal Sukumar, Hon. Treasurer of Church of South India Synod is the youngest person to get elected to the post of Treasurer in the 73 years of CSI history at the 36th Session held in January 2020 for the Triennium 2020-2023. He is also the Director and Principal of Wesley PG College, Secunderabad. He holds Master’s Degree in Administration, Commerce, Education, Social work, Law, Philosophy apart from Doctorate – Ph.D. in Business Administration. He has an experience of 27 years in the field of teaching and several years in research. He has received several awards and recognitions and also been recognised by the Government of the State of Telangana for his work in the field of education. He is actively involved in community services and Church ministry for the past 30 years.
Rev. K. Lalrinkima
Rev. K. Lalrinkima is an ordained minister from the Presbyterian Church of India. He is now working at the Office of the General Assembly as Administrative Secretary.
His first experience with CWM was during 2004-2006 when CWM sponsored him for his doctoral studies. He attended CWM South Asia Mission Members Forum for the first time in 2019 when he led Bible Study. The more he learns about CWM mission undertakings he is more convinced of its widespread contributions toward God’s Mission.
He feels privileged to be participating at the AMM and to join a group of like-minded people engaging in God’s Mission. In his free time, he loves playing ping pong.
The Revd. Shailesh Dennis Lall
The Revd. Shailesh Dennis Lall is presently serving as General Secretary of the Church of North India and Secretary & Constituted attorney of CNITA since July 2020. He is an ordained minister of the Church of North India in the Diocese of Delhi since 1997. Prior to being appointed as the General Secretary CNI Synod, he has served as the Diocesan Secretary in the Diocese of Delhi, CNI & Officiating Director Programmes, CNI Synod. He holds a Master’s degree in Theology in Pastoral Counselling. He is also serving as a Hony. Associate Presbyter at Free Church in Diocese of Delhi, CNI.