Search Updates for World Missions Executive Director

Since November 2014, the BICWM Task Force has been meeting to review the current structure of BICWM. In June, the task force held a joint meeting with the Board for World Missions where a number of recommendations were made and later affirmed by Leadership Council and the General Conference Board (GCB). The recommendations can be seen here.

Based on these recommendations, the search for a new executive director for World Missions (exact title to be determined) has begun. The task force put together a search committee* that has reached out to missionaries and general church members seeking nominations for the role.

The search committee has since met to continue narrowing down the search. They have contacted a number of individuals, and several candidates have entered into the application and discernment process.

The search committee will meet again November 3rd to review these candidates and continue the filtering process. The search committee’s goal is to identify a nominee by the end of January 2016, allowing GCB to confirm the new appointment during their meeting in early February 2016.

If you would like to nominate an individual for this position, please submit their name to

*The members of the search committee are: Mike Cassel, Steve Ginder, John Hawbaker, Wanda Heise, Susanna Miller, Amy Harlacher, and Alan Robinson

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