Members of the CCME Executive Committee are elected by the general assembly to administer the Commission’s affairs.
The Executive Committee is elected for a period of 3 years. Both the World Council of Churches and the Conference of European Churches appoint one representative to this body.
The last General Assembly that took place in Prague (Czech Republic on 21-25 June 2017 elected the following team:
Moderator: Mr Lemma Desta, Church of Norway/Christian Council in Norway-(Norway)
Treasurer: Apostle Adejare Oyewole, Unification of Council of Cherubim & Seraphim Churches – (United Kingdom)

  • Ms Efthalia Pappa, Church of Greece – Vice-Moderator (Greece)
  • Ms Dora Kanizsai-Nagy, Reformed Church in Hungary/Kalunba Charity – Vice-Moderator – (Hungary)
  • Mr David Bradwell, Church of Scotland – (United Kingdom)
  • Rev Sabine Dressler, Evangelical Church in Germany – (Germany)
  • Ms Dana Gavril, AIDRom – (Romania)

Representative of the World Council of Churches:

  • Revd Dr Katalina Tahaafe-Williams

Representative of the Conference of European Churches:

  • The Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani


  • Ms Talvikki Ahonen, Orthodox Church of Finland – (Finland)
  • Fr. Cristian Popescu, Refugee Commission of the Ecumenical Council in the Czech Republic – (Czech Republic)
ExCom & Staff/ Oslo, Sept.2017
ExCom & staff/Hannover, April 2012
ExCom /Crete, June 2005
Who we are

Who we are

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CCME is an ecumenical organisation that serves the churches in their commitment to promote the vision of an inclusive community through advocating for an adequate policy for migrants, refugees and minority groups at European and national level. In the fulfilment of this mandate it is responding to the message of the Bible which insists on the dignity of every human being and to the understanding of unity as devoid of any distinction between strangers and natives.” (CCME mission statement)

Migration comprises an integral part of Europe’s history and an important dimension of its current reality. European citizens continue to emigrate from or move within Europe, while migrants and refugees from other parts of the world arrive to build new lives in a European home. Although there are challenges associated with the settlement of newcomers and longer-term residents in Europe,