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Council for World Mission appoints two new Mission Secretaries

15 December 2022

Council for World Mission (CWM) welcomes two new Mission Secretaries after the Board of Directors approved the appointments during their meeting on 10 – 11 November 2022. CWM General Secretary Rev. Dr Jooseop Keum is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr Graham McGeoch and Rev. Dr Amelia Koh-Butler are appointed as Mission Secretary – Discipleship and Dialogue, and Mission Secretary – Education and Empowerment respectively.

Rev. Dr Graham McGeoch is presently Associate Professor with Faculdade Unida de Vitoria, Brazil and a consultant with UNIperiferias, a civil society university that focuses on the interests on majority of the population, specifically women, black people, and indigenous communities. The former Minister with Church of Scotland received a PhD in Theology & Religious Studies from University of Glasgow. He has vast experience in ecumenical, academic and ecclesiastical circles, having been a member of Executive and Central Committee of World Council of Churches (WCC) and engaged with churches across Africa, Europe and Latin America. In his new portfolio as CWM Mission Secretary – Discipleship & Dialogue, he will develop proposals and strategies for guiding member churches to engage in evangelism as transforming discipleship in addition to promoting interfaith solidarity.

Rev. Dr Amelia Koh-Butler is currently serving as Minister of the Eastwood Uniting Church, Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). She was a member of the World Methodist Council (WMC) Steering Committee and Convenor of the WMC Worship and Liturgy Committee. She received a Doctor of Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Formerly the Director of UCA’s ELM Centre (Education for Life and Ministry), she stands out with her unique involvement in the ecumenical and varied multi-cultural ministries. As CWM Mission Secretary – Education & Empowerment, she will be responsible for developing proposals and strategies for guiding member churches to prepare next-generation leaders to be transforming disciples and for scholarship programmes.

Rev. Dr McGeoch and Rev. Dr Koh-Butler will begin their work on 1st January and 1st March 2023 respectively.