Annual Members Meeting

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Annual Members Meeting!
Plan ahead for our meeting next year, to be held in conjunction with Ecumenical Advocacy Days:

2015 Annual Members Meeting
April 16-17, 2015
DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia

2014 Event Information

April 29-30, 2014

hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631

God’s Abundant Feast:
Fighting Hunger Together with CWS

With guest speaker Rev. Dr. Barbara R. Rossing
Professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology
and author of “Daily Bread and Recognizing Christ in Food-Sharing”

Our family:

Mission Heads / Program Leaders in Hunger and Poverty / Ecumenical Officers / Congregational and Community leaders / Board of Directors / Board and Staff Alumni.

Our vision:

Celebrate our shared faith and common mission / Missiological Reflection / Engage each other in dialogue / Meet the Board members / Impact the agency’s work with program leaders / Create and commend a common public witness and advocacy / Illustrate the ways members interpret and promote the mission of CWS / Imagine collectively as we explore questions relevant to the church in the world’s current context / Be a transforming and healing presence in a broken world.

Our business:

The election of a new class of CWS Board of Directors, receiving the President’s Report and the Financial Report.

The meeting will run from mid-day Tuesday to mid-day Wednesday.  Each Member Communion is asked to delegate one voting member.

View the meeting agenda

CWS staff and member colleagues who are not able to attend are invited to watch live online for two of our sessions.  Use the links below to access the GoToWebinar information:

Report of the CWS President and CEO - Tuesday, April 29, 2:15 p.m.
Missiological Reflection with Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing - Wednesday, April 30, 8:30 a.m.


The Chicago Marriott O’Hare.
Book your group rate: ELCA CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
If you are registering by phone, please refer to the event as "ELCA Church World Service." The code does not work by phone, only online.

CWS Annual Members Meeting Advisory Group:

  • Lisa Rothenberger Winter, Chair (American Baptist Churches USA)
  • Melissa Crutchfield (United Methodist Church)
  • Rev. Dr. George Flowers (African Methodist Episcopal Church)
  • Martha Gardner (Episcopal Church USA)
  • Rev. James Moos (United Church of Christ)
  • Rev. Sunitha Mortha (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
  • John Paterakis (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America)


Registration for the event has closed.  Please contact CWS Staff for assistance: