World Evangelical Alliance Women's Commission

The Women's Commission

Commissioned to Make A Difference

The goal of the WEA Women’s Commission is to equip Christian women in every sphere of life – church, community, family, business – to contribute effectively to God’s Kingdom purposes and plans.

It aims to reach out to Christian women and girls within the WEA, a body of around 600 million Christians – to be a gathering place for them to discuss issues of interest to women in the Body of Jesus Christ.

Working in nine regions of the world, the Commission encourages and connects women leaders of all ages to develop their gift and talent, to act strategically and be a voice on issues impacting women and girls.

Conferences, training materials, a speaker’s bureau, research, podcasts, growth groups and media representation comprise the expanding strategic activities of the Women’s Commission.


WEA Women’s Commission Director

Dr. Seble Daniel

Dr. Seble Daniel succeeds Amanda Jackson, who led the Women’s Commission for eight years. In announcing her appointment, WEA Secretary General Bishop Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher commented, “More than half of our evangelical constituency is female. The success of our movement depends heavily on the effective engagement of women at all levels, from the local church to global ministries. This is especially true in the Global South. I am happy and proud that our Womens Commission, which has representation from all regions of the world, now also has in Dr. Seble Daniel a strong and experienced leader from the Global South who demonstrated success in both academic roles and practical ministry. 



Association of Evangelicals in Africa
Irene Kigabendi
Executive Director of PACWA (Pan African Christian Women Alliance)
irene (at)
irenemk4625 (at)


Asia Evangelical Alliance
Grace Hee
Executive Director of the Women’s Commission
aeawomen (at)


Evangelical Association of the Caribbean (EAC)
Sandra Martin
Executive Director of the EAC Women’s Commission
liz_martin62 (at)

Central Asia

Central Asia Evangelical Alliance
Elya Sorokina
contact-person of the Women’s Commission
elyasorokina84 (at)


European Evangelical Alliance (EEA)
Elke Werner
Chair of the EEA Women in Leadership Network (at)

Latin America

Latin American Ev. Alliance
Maria Fatima Olivia
Coordinator of the Women’s Commission (AEL MUJER)
olivamfatima (at)

Middle East / North Africa

Middle East/North Africa Evangelical Alliance
Madleine Sara
contact-person of the Women’s Commission
Madleine (at)

North America

The Evangelical Fellowship Canada
Cathie Ostapchuk
contact-person for the planning of the Canadian Christian Women's Collaborative Network
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)
Melanie Nelson
contact-person of the NAE Women’s Commission
melanie_g_nelson (at)

South Pacific

South Pacific Evangelical Alliance
Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau
Director of the South Pacific Women’s Commission
rachel (at)

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