Arie de Pater from the Netherlands will be following Christel Ngnambi in his role as EEA Brussel Representative.
Arie de Pater writes: “For more than fifteen years now, I have been working as an advocate for Freedom of Religion and Belief, both at national and international level. The last twelve years, I served as Advocacy Director with Open Doors International, based in Harderwijk, the Netherlands.
While employed with Open Doors International, I have worked closely with the UN team of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and I have also served the WEA as a member of its Religious Liberty Commission, both under Johan Candelin and Godfrey Yogarajah. It has been a privilege to serve the international body of Christ, both as an advocate for our persecuted brothers and sisters, and as part of the WEA UN team.”
The EEA is really glad to have an experienced and already well networked in EA circles person following Christel Ngnambi. This ensures a smooth handover and good continuation of the work in Brussels.
Christel Ngnambi leaves after more than 10 years of great work as EEA Brussels Representative at the end of June 2017. He will continue to pursue a PhD.