Staff and Officers meeting in Bangladesh, Dec 2017Staff and Officers meeting in Bangladesh, Dec 2017. Front row L-R: Deenabandhu Manchala (SCM India Senior Friend), Sunita Suna, Necta Montes, Faith Bacon (meeting facilitator), Bronwyn Claire. Middle row L-R: Natia Tsintsadze, Georgine Kengne Djeutane, Luciano Kovacs. Back row L-R: Immanuel Kitnan, Elsy Wakil, Jean-Luc De la Soujeole, Marcelo Leites.

2015 to 2019
EXCO MEMBERS


GLOBAL OFFICERS

CHAIRPERSON :
Ms. Georgine Kengne Djeutane
 
  Cameroon   Evangelical Reformed
 
CO-VICE CHAIRPERSON
:
Ms. Salma Charaf
  France   Christian Orthodox
 
Mr. Immanuel Gopala Kitnan
 
  Sri Lanka   Anglican
HONORARY TREASURER :
Dr. Bronwyn Claire
from March
 
  Australia   Anglican

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (ExCo)

AFRICA :
Mrs. Lydia Nabunya
  Uganda   Anglican
Mr. Paul Martin Nguimgo
 
  Cameroon   Evangelical Reformed
 
ASIA PACIFIC :
Ms. Hui Fan Lam Chung
  Hong Kong    
Mr. John Graveston
 
  New Zealand / Aotearoa  
EUROPE :
Ms. Annika Foltin
  Germany    
Mr. Ellis Tsang
 
  UK    
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN :
Dianet de la Caridad Martinez Valdés
  Cuba   Presbyterian
Oscar Eduardo Reicher Salazar
 
  Chile    
MIDDLE EAST :
Ms. Mariane Azer
  Egypt   Coptic Orthodox
Dr. Dany Elobeid
 
  Lebanon   Orthodox
NORTH AMERICA :
Ms. Bran Friesen
  Canada    
Mr. Louise Tillman
 
  USA    
PARTNER REPRESENTATIVE :
Dr. Salters Sterling,
WSCF Centennial Fund
 

EXECUTIVE STAFF


GLOBAL STAFF

GENERAL SECRETARY
 
:
Ms. Necta Montes
 
  Philippines   United Church
FINANCE OFFICER : Mr. Jean-Luc De La Soujeole
 
  France   Catholic

REGIONAL EXECUTIVES and PROGRAM DIRECTORS

REGION:
 
 
GLOBAL PROGRAM:
 
         
AFRICA   Bible and Theology  
Mr. Maxwell Omondi
Interim Staff
 
     
ASIA PACIFIC   Identity, Diversity and Dialogue
 
 
Ms. Sunita Sumati Suna
 
  India   Lutheran
EUROPE   Interfaith Dialogue  
Ms. Natia Tzisandze
 
  Italy    
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
 
  Ecological Justice  
Mr. Marcelo Leites
 
  Uruguay   Independent
MIDDLE EAST   Peacebuilding and Dialogue
 
 
Ms. Elsy Wakil
 
  Lebanon   Orthodox
NORTH AMERICA
 
  Advocacy and Solidarity
 
 
Mr. Luciano Kovacs
until December 2017
 
  Italy   Waldensian
        Ms. Yenny Delgado
from January 2018
  USA   Presbyterian

OFFICERS Team

Ms. Georgine Kengne Djeutane
WSCF CHAIRPERSONGeorgine Kengne DjeutaneGeorgine

Georgine from Younde Cameroon is the chairperson of WSCF since 2016. Former Africa Regional Secretary of WSCF from 2004 to 2012, Georgine is an Economist by training. She received a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economics Sciences at the University of Younde and Diploma on Ecumenism and Globalization at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute in 1998. She is a member of the Evangelical Reform Church of Cameroon and former student leader of the Protestant Christian Student Movement in Cameroon.

She served on an advisory board for the Nairobi Peace Initiative Africa (NPI-A), the Africa Forum and Network on Debt and Development, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) and the Programme for Christians and Muslims Relationship in Africa (PROCMURA). She was a member of the Justice, Peace and Creation Team of the WCC from 2003 to 2006. She also worked as the Coordinator and the Director of the Ecumenical Service for Peace in Africa from 1997 to 2003, Coordinator of the Jubilee 2000 Campaign in Cameroon and International Coordinating Committee Member of the Jubilee South Coalition, and Central Africa Focal Point of the Africa Social Forum from 2001 to 2004. She is a recipient of the McArthur Foundation Prize on Research on “Real Economy in Africa”. She is the author of several articles related to debt issues published in Scholarly journals.

 

Ms. Salma Charaf
CO-VICE CHAIRPERSONSalma CharafSalma

Salma from France, currently based in Paris, is a student of International Relations and Management. Salma grew up in Morocco, in a multicultural and open-minded Russian-Moroccan family. She got to know WSCF when she started her university studies in France, where she joined SCM France. Through her SCM, Salma met the WSCF General Secretary, got inspired, and decided to participate in her first WSCF project taking place in UNESCO. In 2014, Salma was invited to take part in the inter-regional leadership development program in Jordan and Palestine, where she discovered the real spirit of WSCF. When she returned to Paris, Salma became the main international contacts person of SCM Paris, and continued to be involved in WSCF-European projects representing her SCM, recently reconnecting this old WSCF member with the Region.

In parallel to her studies, Salma did several internships in France and abroad. Her first professional experience was junior consultant’s position in a management consultancy firm in Moscow. Later Salma decided to try herself in human resource recruitment consultancy, which led her to a sector manager’s position for a commercial company in Paris. These experiences allowed Salma to gain professional skills such as leadership and management skills. Today, Salma is closely engaged in ecumenical and cultural life of her SCM, and currently she also represents WSCF at UNESCO.

 

Mr. Immanuel Gopala Kitnan
CO-VICE CHAIRPERSONImmanuel Gopala KitnanImmanuel

Immanuel comes from an extensive background in the Ecumenical Movement in Sri Lanka. He was exposed to SCM activities from his young age through his school SCM and has been active thus far. He joined the national office of the SCM SL in the year 2003 and so has served as the General Secretary, Chairperson of the SCMSL and has held various positions in local and international ecumenical organizations.

Immanuel completed Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences while he was serving has the General Secretary of SCMSL and subsequently did his Postgraduate studies in Development Studies and Public Policy.

Immanuel comes from an extensive background in the Ecumenical Movement in Sri Lanka. He was exposed to SCM activities from his young age through his school SCM and has been active thus far. He joined the national office of the SCMSL in the year 2003 and so has served as the General Secretary, Chairperson of the SCMSL and has held various positions in local and international ecumenical organizations.

Immanuel completed Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences while he was serving as the General Secretary of SCMSL and subsequently did his Postgraduate studies in Development Studies and Public Policy.

 

Dr. Bronwyn Claire
TREASURERBronwyn ClaireBronwyn

Bronwyn Claire: Bronwyn grew up in an SCM family, and attended her first conference at age 2. She join as an active member of the Australia SCM in 2002 while studying a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Commerce. Bronwyn has held the staff worker role in Western Australia and National Coordinator for Australia. In 2008, while doing her PhD in environmental economics, Bronwyn was elected as Asia Pacific ExCo Representative. She later took the role of Vice Chair when it was vacated in 2012.

Since completing her PhD in 2010, Bronwyn has worked in risk management for business and government. She has been the WSCF Treasurer since the GA in Colombia in 2015. Bronwyn currently lives and works in Hong Kong with her partner and twin girls.

 

 

GLOBAL STAFF Team Members

Ms. Necta Montes
WSCF GENERAL SECRETARYNecta MontesNecta

Necta is from the Philippines and a member of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. She assumed this position immediately after serving as interim staff coordinator of WSCF during a critical period of transition in 2015. Necta was the regional secretary for WSCF Asia-Pacific for many years, undertaking various responsibilities including organisational and project management, administration and finance, and communications. She also served as project coordinator of the WSCF Asia-Pacific Regional Women’s Program. She had been involved with the ecumenical youth and student ministry work of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines and was former general secretary of SCM Philippines and the Philippine Christian Youth Federation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College in the Philippines, a diploma in Theology from the Asian Theological Seminary in the Philippines, and a master’s degree in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University in The Hague, Netherlands.

As General Secretary, she coordinates and provides an overall leadership to the work of the Federation. She is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and objectives, in global programme development and administration. She works with the Executive Committee members, WSCF Centennial Fund Board, the Regional Executives and Program Directors and Student Christian Movements to ensure that the mission of the Federation is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, advocacy and movement building.

 

Mr. Jean-Luc De la Soujeole
FINANCE OFFICERJean-Luc de la SoujeoleJean-Luc

Jean-Luc is from France and is a member of the Catholic Church in Geneva (Switzerland). He holds a Master in Management and Finance from the Toulouse Business School in France and has been entrusted with financial responsibilities by large multinational companies headquartered in Geneva (Switzerland). He developed a core experience in financial management and reporting of global companies operating worldwide.

As Global support staff, he coordinates finances, and accounts and reports to funding partners. He functions as administrator, bookkeeper, finance coordinator, communication facilitator, drafter/editor, report writer.

 

2015 ExCo elected at the 35th General Assembly in Bogotá2015 Regional Representatives in the Executive Committee elected at the 35th General Assembly in Bogotá, Colombia: L-R front: Dianet de la Caridad Martinez Valdes, Dany El-Obeid, Isatu Ville. L-R standing: Oscar Salazar, Reicher Salazar, Louise Tillman, Mariane Azer, Bran Friesen, Fanny Chung, Paul Martin Nguimgo, Valentin Tranchard, Aniika Foltin

REGIONAL EXECUTIVES and GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTORS

The Regional Executive and Global Program Director is responsible to co-ordinate, manage, support, organise and expand the WSCF activities globally and in regions according to the WSCF Constitution and By-laws. The Regional Executive and Global Program Director will work with the Secretary General and Student Christian Movements to ensure that the mission of the Federation is fulfilled through programs and strategic planning. Each Regional Executive is responsible for developing global programs, fund-raising and implementing the programs that falls within their thematic area.

The following are the staff responsible.

 

Mr. Maxwell Omondi, Interim Staff
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE for AFRICA
GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for BIBLE AND THEOLOGY

 

Ms. Sunita Sumati Suna
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE for ASIA PACIFIC
GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for IDENTITY, DIVERSITY AND DIALOGUE

 

Ms. Natia Tzisandze
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE for EUROPE
GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

 

Mr. Marcelo Leites
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE for LATIN AMERICA
GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

 

Ms. Elsy Wakil
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE for MIDDLE EAST
GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for PEACEBUILDING AND DIALOGUE

Elsy is from Lebanon and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Prior to her current position, Elsy had already been involved in WSCF Middle East programs on Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Iraqi Christian Youth Responses to the Iraq Siege, and Leadership Training seminars throughout the Middle East region. She first joined WSCF through the Orthodox Youth Movement of Lebanon in 1995. An experienced ecumenical youth educator with formal teaching experience with university students, Elsy previously served as assistant general secretary for the Middle East Ecumenical Popular Education Programme where she trained trainers in human rights, popular education and development. Elsy has held a number of management and administration positions with different organisations, including Habitat for Humanity in Lebanon where she worked as manager for finance and administration. She obtained a degree in Computer Science and Programming in Beirut.

 

Ms. Yenny Delgado
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE for NORTH AMERICA
GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for ADVOCACY AND SOLIDARITY

Yenny acts as the face of the North America Region, building partnerships with other ecumenical and justice-oriented groups, connecting the Region with the rest of the Global Federation. Additionally, her role is to empower students within the member movements and local units, as well as overseeing the day-to-day business aspects of running the non-profit organization. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church of the USA. Originally from Peru, she completed dual undergraduate degrees in psychology and theology as well as a Masters in International Development. Yenny is actively pursuing social justice cause with a focus on advocacy and solidarity.

 

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