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ELC-PNG LEADERS

1. THE SUPREME LEADER

The supreme leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church is Jesus Christ by whom our faith, sacraments, structures and visions dwell in him. For his name's sake ELC-PNG was established.

2. OFFICALS OF THE CHURCH

The ELC-PNG has three head Officials

1. (i) Head Bishop
2. (ii) General Secretary
3. (iii) Assistant Bishop

All these three officials have to fulfill 1Tim 3:1-7. They are elected at the National Synod by the delegates from all the respective 17 respective ELC-PNG districts. Each official serves a term of four years commencing from the date when they were elected. The same person holding onto a position can only stay no longer than three consecutive terms.

The Head Bishop

(a) The Head Bishop is a pastor, a teacher of the Faith of the Church and provides leadership for the life and witness of the Church. The Bishop is an ordained pastor of the Church.  
(b) is the overseer of the Confessions of the Church, and the ministry of God's Word and the Sacraments.  
(c) The Head Bishop is supported by the Bishop Advisory Committee.Members of the committee are the presidents of the 17 districts and the Church Secretary.

The General Secretary

The Secretary is a lay person who shall fulfill. He is the Head of the Administration of the Church.

The Assistant Bishop

(a)The Assistant Bishop is a pastor of the Church. He assists the Head Bishop in the performance of the duties and responsibilities of the Bishop.

(b)The Assistant Bishop will be the Acting Bishop of the Church when the Head Bishop is off duty or outside Papua New Guinea.

3. THE DISTRICT LEADERS

Each of the 17 ELC-PNG District has an elected ordained pastor of the church as the District President or the District Bishop and an elected lay person as the District Secretary. The duties of the district president and the district secretary are a replica of the National Church Officials. Note that the Districts have no Assistant president.

The district president and the secretary are normally elected at the District Conference and also serve a term of four years.

4. THE DEPARTMENT HEADS

ELC-PNG has seven departments and each of these seven departments a headed by Department Secretary. The duties of each of the department heads are something similar to a CEO of a Department in a large organisation. They oversea that each of the respective departments focuses on their goals to achieve the overall vision of ELC-PNG.

Each department heads are appointed by the Nomination Committee of the Church and blessed by the National Church Council to take up the post. They serve a term of four years.

5. THE CHURCH COUNCIL

The church council is the second highest decision making body of the Church. It is more like the National Executive Council of our National Government.

The church council is made up of all the District President and a layperson from the each of the 17 districts. The Chairman is the Head Bishop. The Church council meeting is held twice every year unless there be need, special Church Council meetings are called.

5. OUR LEADERS

The Church Officials 1956 - 2008

The Head Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Rev. Dr. John Kuder, 1956 - 1972
2. Rev. Sir Zurewec Zurenuoc, 1973 - 1981
3. Rev. Sir Getake Gam, 1982 - 1997
4. Rev. Dr. Wesley Kigasung, 1998 - 2008
5. Rev. Giegere Wenge, 2010

 

The Assistant Bishop

1. Rev. Janadabing Apo, 1976 - 1979
2. Rev. Getake Gam, 1980 - 1981
3. Rev. Ray Rasowe, 1982 - 1996
4. Rev. Kiage Motoro, 1997 (Acting)
5. Rev. Kiage Motoro, 1998 - 2004
6. Rev. Ohuno Mambu, 2005 (Acting)
7. Rev. Zau Rapa, 2006 - 2008 (Appointed A/Head Bishop)

 

The General Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Mr. Zurewec Zurenuoc, 1962 - 1972
2. Mr. Kaidang Sishoi, 1973 - 1975
3. Mr. Raymond Blacklock, 1976 - 1979
4. Mr. Reuben Kure, 1980 - 1991
5. Mr. Kuria Gomia, 1992 - 1995
6. Mr. Reuben Kure, 1996 - 2000
7. Mr. Fua Singin, 2001 (Acting)
8. Mr. Fua Singin, 2002 - 2006
9. Mr. Isaac Teo, 2006 - 2010
10. Mr. Albert Tokave, 2010

 

The Department Heads


1. EVANGELISM DEPARTMENT

Rev. Janadabing Apo, 1976 - 1979
Rev. Getake Gam, 1980 - 1981
Rev. Peanudi Kumin, 1982 - 1991
Rev. Beka Kosieng, 1992 - 2004
Mr. Sakey Ronuc, 2005 (Acting)
Rev. Binora Yunare, 2006 (Current)


2. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Mr. Raymond Blacklock, 1974 - 1975
Ms Gretchen Mueller, 1976 (Acting)
Mr. Sakey Ronuc, 1977 - 1985
Mr. Titi Solomon, 1986 - 1998
Mr. Taman Kim , 1999 - 2001
Mr. Bravy Towika, 2002 - 2007
Mr. Paul Omot, 2008 - (Current)


3. FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Mr. Don Ruthenberg, 1976 - 1981
Mr. Dingel Arui, 1982 - 1991
Mr. Larry Warra, 1992 - 2000
Mr. Zabba Kewoing, 2001 (Acting)
Mr. John Kombati, 2002 - 2003
Mr. Kamandong Kanai, 2004 (Acting)
Mr. James Pena, 2008 - (Current)


4. LUTHERAN HEALTH SERVICE

Mr. Wilson Waesa, 1980 - 1992
Mr. Vincent Michaels, 1992 - 1999
Mr. Abraham Yapu, 2000 - 2009
Mr. Don Kudan, 2009 (Current)


5. LUTHERAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

Mr. Reinhard Tietze, 1984 - 1985
Mr. Kamandong Kanai, 1986 - 1994
Mr. Fua Singin, 1995 - 2001
Mr. Teria Kevere, 2003 - (Current)


6. WOKMAN TRAINING

Rev. Helmut Horndasch, 1980 - 1991
Rev. Giegere Wenge, 1992 - 1999
Rev. Gerry Mangiri, 2000 - 2010
Rev. Hans Giegere, 2010 (current)


7. LANDS & PROPERTY

Mr. Jansom Kahata, 1992 - 1998
Mr. John Kuman, 1999 - 2003
Mr. Sesengo Naraengeng, 2005 - (Current)

 

The District Presidents

1. JABEM DISTRICT

1. Mr. Gedisa Tingasa
2. Mr. Jakotong David
3. Rev. Janading Apo
4. Rev. Robert Gesungtau
5. Rev. Chris Yalu
6. Rev. Gedisa Okamaisa


2 GOROKA DISTRIK

1. Mr. Enarekic
2. Rev. Baina Meseya
3. Rev. Ray Rasowe
4. Rev. Kabian Tesasi
5. Rev. Ohuno Mambu


3 HAGEN DISTRIK

1. Rev. Rungwo
2. Rev. Jeremiah Mambu
3. Mr. Sanangkec Dole
4. Rev. Zau Rapa


4 PAPUA DISTRIK

1. Rev. Anonga Pingina
2. Rev. Sommy Setu


5 NIUGINI AILAN DISTRIK

1. Rev. Gerrie Sunga
2. Rev. Furu Tierape
3. Rev. Rowec Rowenu
4. Rev. Haynnac Motec


6 JIWAKA DISTRIK

1. Rev. Dama Kindi
2. Rev. Anton Awi
3. Rev. Kair Boting


7 IMMANUEL DISTRIK

1. Rev. Kapinidl Rombe
2. Rev. Kawa Rambamita
3. Rev. Moses Koyamu


8 KARKAR DISTRIK

1. Rev. Ibak Riani
2. Rev. Bagg Gubag


9 KATE DISTRIK

1. Mr. Mufuanuc Butik
2. Rev. Bapiangnuc Buma Sike
3. Rev. Beka Kosieng
4. Rev. Francis Siki
5. Rev. Zawi Dego
6. Rev. Muhuju Muhujupe


10 MADANG DISTRIK

1. Mr. Stahl Mileng
2. Rev. Liwa Kolau
3. Rev. Magob Krou
4. Rev. Francis Ambuk
5. Rev. Nawon Mellombo


11 SIMBU DISTRIK

1. Rev. Kaman Au
2. Rev. Boniepe Agere
3. Rev. Ilai Buge
4. Rev. Maima Mogia Dom
5. Rev. Kamem Gena
6. Rev. Daryl Boyd


12 SIASSI DISTRIK

1. Mr. Martin Ningau
2. Rev. Stephen Siddy
3. Rev. Ben Aiwal
4. Rev. Walter Yalamu
5. Rev. Micah Yalamu


13 MUMENG DISTRIK

1. Rev. Yaningao Nabilen
2. Rev. Yasam Geseng
3. Rev. Robert Gisungtau


14 KAINANTU DISTRIK

1. Mr. Zureo Mavino
2. Rev. Kabian Tesasi


15 UKATA DISTRICT

1. Rev. Seru Milenge
2. Rev. Hariewe Gello


16 BOANA DISTRIK

1. Rev. Kaik Yunamu


17 IS SIMBU

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