General Secretary

Jooseop Keum
Jooseop KeumGeneral Secretary

Rev. Dr Jooseop Keum is the General Secretary of Council for World Mission (CWM). He also teaches as guest professor at Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was distinguished professor of world Christianity at the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (PUTS) and served as director of Korea Institute for Future Ecumenism (KIFE), from 2018-2021.

Professor Keum served as director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of World Council of Churches based in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2007-2018. During the period, he also served as the editor of International Review of Mission (IRM), which is the oldest international missiological journal incepted by the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh 1910. He is the main editor of the new WCC mission statement, Together towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes and director of the World Mission Conference in 2018, Arusha Tanzania. Before WCC, Dr Keum served CWM as the executive secretary of Mission Programme from 2003-2007.

He received BA, MDiv at PUTS, MTh cum laude and PhD at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Keum was awarded Honorary Doctor of Reformed Theology at the Reformed University of Debrecen and Honorary Doctor of Orthodox Theology at the University of Sibiu. Dr Keum’s main focus of research is ecumenical understanding and practice of mission in the context of world Christianity. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK).


Sudipta Singh
Sudipta SinghDeputy General Secretary - Programmes
Sindiso Jele
Sindiso JeleMission Secretary - Social Justice & Africa Region
Julie Sim
Julie SimMission Secretary - Mission Programme & Partnership, East Asia & South Asia Regions
Daimon Mkandawire
Daimon MkandawireMission Secretary - Ecology & Economy
Graham McGeoch
Graham McGeochMission Secretary - Discipleship and Dialogue & Europe Region
 Vicki Sim
Vicki SimProgramme Associate - Ecology and Economy
Maria Fe (Peachy) Labayo
Maria Fe (Peachy) LabayoProgramme Associate - Education and Empowerment
Faris Ariffin
Faris AriffinProgramme Associate - East and South Asia Regions
Stephen Chia
Stephen ChiaProject Manager- Mission Support Programme (MSP)
Fuata Varea-Singh
Fuata Varea-SinghProgramme Associate - Pacific Region
Ebin Thankachan
Ebin Thankachan Programme Associate - Europe Region
Sainimili Kata
Sainimili KataProgramme Associate - Discipleship and Dialogue & Europe Region (on maternity leave)
Portia Sambo
Portia SamboProgramme Associate - Social Justice & Africa Region
Vickeisha King-Burke
Vickeisha King-BurkeProgramme Associate- Caribbean region and PIM Coordinator

Office of the General Secretary

Dileep Kumar Kandula
Dileep Kumar KandulaMission Secretary - General Secretariat
Yean Li Harisan
Yean Li Harisan Personal Assistant to the General Secretary
Karen van Wort
Karen van WortData and Records Management Executive
Charis Ng
Charis NgHuman Resource Manager
Alethea Wun
Alethea WunExecutive Secretary
James Yee
James YeeAdministrative Executive


Young-Cheol Cheon
Young-Cheol Cheon Mission Secretary - Communications
Jason Loh
Jason LohIT Executive
Abel Ong
Abel OngDigital Content Editor
Agnes Chen
Agnes ChenCommunications Associate: Special Projects
Hui Jun Chia
Hui Jun ChiaCommunications Associate: Print & Digital Content Management

Finance and Administration

Sum Soon Yew
Sum Soon YewMission Secretary - Finance
Raymond Tan
Raymond TanFinance Manager
 Charlie Yee
Charlie YeeFinance Manager
Alicia Tan
Alicia TanAccountant
Christina Wong
Christina WongAccounts Executive
Thinn Thinn Mar
Thinn Thinn MarAccounts Executive
Mai Van Luc
Mai Van LucAdministrative & Accounts Assistant