He has had a long involvement with both the ecumenical movement and is a past member and office bearer of CCWA. The Council looks forward to sharing his experience and wisdom.
The Council is equally as delighted to welcome Rev Dennis Ryle, Church of Christ Wembley Downs, as Chairperson. Dennis has had a long association with CCWA as an Associate and Member of the Council. He has been a tireless worker for ecumenism which is most clearly demonstrated in his work with the Council, and in his Church which has been operating as a Peace Church for a number of years, in response to a CCWA initiative. Two areas of focus have emanated from this – a local congregational environmental policy, and the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan.
The Council welcomes his commitment and enthusiasm.
Electing new office bearers means saying farewell to those who have held the role, and it is with regret that we say goodbye to Ramzy Sawiris, past President who not only leaves the role but also CCWA as he travels to USA to continue his work in the oil and gas industry. We thank him for his wisdom the clear thinking; for his boundless hospitality, and for his dedication and commitment to our churches working together.
We also thank past Chair, Rev Jeni Goring for the graciousness that she brought to that role. She has also been deeply involved with the ecumenical movement and has been able to offer much knowledge and understanding as the Council has grappled with some difficult issues. We are delighted that Jeni will remain on the Council.