WCC seeks new General Secretary

The World Council of Churches, of which the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa is a member, is inviting member denominations to nominate candidates for the position of General Secretary.

Position requirements

  • Nominations must be received from the leadership of the WCC member church of which the applicant is a member, and accordingly applications must go via Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Assembly Executive Secretary, Rev Wayne Matheson.
  • A post-graduate degree in theology, preferably a doctorate.
  • Normally fluent in English and at least one other WCC working language.
  • Knowledge of the WCC and demonstrated commitment to its aims as stated in the WCC Constitution.

Skills and qualifications

The general secretary shall be expected to be a gifted, skilled and experienced Christian theologian; a leader with deep spiritual discernment alert to the `signs of the times´, grounded in the Scriptures and prayer. He/she needs to be able to articulate and communicate theological reflections to a wider audience. He/she shall thereby strengthen the voice of the Council in international affairs, interreligious dialogue, as well as in mission and evangelism.


The deadline for submitting an application is 1 May 2019. Information about how to apply, and to whom, is included in the information below.