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).

Office of the General Secretary

Dileep Kumar Kandula
Dileep Kumar KandulaMission Secretary - General Secretariat, Mission Secretary - Communications (Interim)
Karen Van Wort
Karen Van WortPersonal Assistant to the General Secretary
Charis Ng
Charis NgHuman Resource Manager
Alethea Wun
Alethea WunExecutive Secretary
Agnes Chen
Agnes ChenCommunications Associate: Special Projects
Hui Jun Chia
Hui Jun ChiaCommunications Associate: Print & Digital Content Management
Aaron Lee
Aaron LeeCommunications Associate: Brand, Publications & Design

Finance and Administration

Soon Yew Sum
Soon Yew SumMission Secretary - Finance
Raymond Tan
Raymond TanFinance Manager
 Charlie Yee
Charlie YeeFinance Manager
Alicia Tan
Alicia TanAccountant
Christina Wong
Christina WongAccounts Executive
Angeli Alejandro
Angeli AlejandroAccounts Executive
Mai Van Luc
Mai Van LucAdministrative & Accounts Assistant
Zeenat Razzie
Zeenat RazzieAdministrative Assistant


Michael Jagessar
Michael JagessarMission Secretary - Europe-Caribbean
Sindiso Jele
Sindiso JeleMission Secretary - Africa
Julie Sim
Julie SimMission Secretary - East & South Asia
Nikotemo Sopepa
Nikotemo SopepaMission Secretary - Pacific
Peter Cruchley
Peter CruchleyMission Secretary - Mission Development
 Vicki Sim
Vicki SimAssistant to the Deputy General Secretary, Programme
Lynnette Li
Lynnette LiProgramme Associate - Mission Development
Maria Fe (Peachy) Labayo
Maria Fe (Peachy) LabayoProgramme Associate - Research & Capacity Development
Faris Ariffin
Faris AriffinProgramme Associate - East Asia
Stephen Chia
Stephen ChiaProgramme Associate - South Asia
Fuata Varea-Singh
Fuata Varea-SinghProgramme Associate - Pacific
Sainimili Kata
Sainimili KataProgramme Associate - Europe
Portia Sambo
Portia SamboProgramme Associate - Africa
Vickeisha King-Burke
Vickeisha King-BurkeProgramme Associate – Caribbean Coordinator, Partners in Mission (PIM)