CCA Leadership

Three new Officers and a 17-member Executive Committee of the Christian Conference of Asia for the next quinquennium were elected unanimously on the fifth day of the 15th General Assembly.


CCA Officers

Dr Mathews George Chunakara

General Secretary/ CEO

Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church

 

Dr Mathews George Chunakara is the tenth General Secretary in the CCA’s history since it was founded in 1957. He was unanimously re-elected for a second term in 2019. 

Dr Mathews George Chunakara is a lay member of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church in India. He has served in the Asian and global ecumenical movement in various capacities for over three decades, including his prior tenure in the CCA as the Executive Secretary for Indo-China Concerns, International Affairs, and Human Rights from 1993 to 2000; Asia Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as the Director of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the WCC from 2000 to 2014.

 

Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza

Moderator

United Church of Christ in the Philippines

Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza from the United Church of Christ in the Philippines was a member of the Executive Committee of CCA since the Jakarta Assembly and subsequently served as the Acting Vice Moderator of CCA since December 2022. He was the immediate past General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines and also served as the General Secretary of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines for two terms. A theological educator and seasoned ecumenical leader in Asia, Bishop Marigza has been involved in the ecumenical movement in the Philippines and in Asia in various capacities during the past decades. He was actively involved in CCA Youth Programmes when he was serving as a national youth secretary of the NCC Philippines in the mid-1980s.

 

Dr Anna Alisha Mathew Simon

Vice Moderator

Council of Churches in Malaysia

Dr Anna Alisha Mathew Simon has been the Women’s Secretary of the Council of Churches in Malaysia for two years. A medical doctor by profession, she has been involved with the ecumenical movement in Malaysia in different capacities.

 

Rev. Chan Kwok-Keung

Treasurer

Hong Kong Christian Council

Rev. Chan Kwok-Keung, Dean of the St. John’s Cathedral of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, is currently serving as the Honorary General Secretary of the Hong Kong Christian Council.

Executive Committee Members as Elected by 15th CCA General Assembly

 

Ms Basanti Biswas

Methodist Church in India