MWC appoints reps for AsiaBy Mennonite World Conference
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Mennonite World Conference has appointed three regional representatives to nurture relations with churches in Asia and the Pacific. They began serving Sept. 1.
“Having persons like this to help connect member churches in a widespread region will help to build a stronger identity and interdependency as Anabaptist Christians,” said MWC general secretary César García.
The proposal to appoint three part-time representatives was developed by MWC’s Asia Caucus and drew support from the MWC Executive Committee at its meeting in May.
The three representatives are Timothius Adhi Dharma of Indonesia, Cynthia Peacock of India and Kyong-Jung Kim of South Korea.
Timothius Adhi Dharma is general secretary of the Persatuan Gereja-Gereja Kristen Muria Indonesia (GKMI — Muria Christian Church of Indonesia). He was one of the Asia Global Mennonite History Project’s writers. As Southeast Asia representative, he will be responsible for relationships with churches in Indonesia, Australia/New Zealand, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.
Cynthia Peacock was a social worker with Mennonite Central Committee for 38 years prior to her retirement in 2006. She chairs the MWC Deacons Commission. As South Asia representative, she will be responsible for relationships with churches in India and Nepal.
Kyong-Jung Kim has served with the Korea Anabaptist Center for 11 years and is a co-leader of the Jesus Village Church. As Northeast Asia representative, he will be responsible for relationships with churches in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong/China.
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