Executive Committee

Executive Committee 2017-2021

The delegates elect the president of the World Federation and confirm the members of the executive committee who are nominated by the member associations. The executive committee is the management board.
(* note: due to COVID pandemic the Executive Committee continues until the 2025 Assembly)

Members – click here to read a short biography of each member

World President Rev Deacon Sandy Boyce (Australia)

Read the President’s blog, sharing stories and prayers.

DIAKONIA Region Asia-Pacific (DAP)

Regional President: Deaconess Meresiana Kuricava (Fiji)

Vice President: Revd Anne Russell-Brighty (New Zealand)

Advisor: Rev Deacon Christa Megaw (Australia)

DIAKONIA of the Americas and the Caribbean (DOTAC)

Regional President: Ted Dodd, Diaconal Minister (Canada)

Deacon Jan Cherry (United States of America)

DIAKONIA Region Africa-Europe (DRAE)

Regional President and DWF Vice President: Rev. Marianne Uri Øverland (Norway)

Deaconess Ibironke Oworu (Nigeria)

Sr. Tina Earl (Germany)

Deaconess Elisabeth Meier (Switzerland)


Secretary: Sr. Traude Leitenberger (Germany)

Treasurer: Gordon Pennykid DCS (Scotland)

Representative for Financial and Law (RFL)/ Neuendettelsau: Thorsten Walter (Germany)

Editor DIAKONIA E-News: Revd Anne Russell-Brighty (New Zealand)

Webminder: Rev Deacon Sandy Boyce (Australia); Tech support Rev Geoff Hurst