A new General Secretary for CLC

CLC is very happy to announce that Rev Meelis Süld will become its next General Secretary.

Rev Meelis has been a member of CLC’s staff in his role as Outreach Manager for the last four years and is well known in the Lutheran, ecumenical and Christian journalistic community in the UK and beyond. He is also a pastor in the Lutheran Church in Great Britain, currently serving at St Anne’s Lutheran Church in London.

CLC’s new chairman, Mr. Per Jonsson, notes the importance of having an ordained General Secretary, as Per is lay, and of maintaining a good balance between lay and clergy people in leadership. Commenting on Rev Meelis’s journalistic background as broadcaster and religious editor, he noted: “We have to make ourselves known to the wider audience and tell them what we stand for and why we exist. Meelis’s background will be very helpful in that.”

Rev Meelis shared his excitement taking up the role of General Secretary. He says that his dream is for CLC to be known in UK society through a charitable initiative or a project that serves the whole Christian community or country: “I would like to see what our member churches would like to offer to the wider society. I think it is important that Lutherans are visible and known for their contribution to the public.”

You can hear more from Rev Meelis and Per in our next podcast episode where they reflect on their respective new roles in CLC.

CLC is looking forward to welcoming Rev Meelis in his new role. Please pray for him and for CLC in this period of transition.

Photo by Olev Mihkelmaa

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