The Executive Council is a 10-member body elected every 4 years by the CICC General Assembly, to oversee the implementation of its resolutions and the general management of the church from its headquarters in Takamoa. The current council composition is as follows:
- Rev. Tangimetua Tangata Tutai – President
- Iaveta Short – Legal Adviser
- Oki Teokoitu – General Treasurer
- Rev. Ngatokorua Patia – Representative, Committee of Ministers
- Rev. Tuaine Ngametua – Representative, Rarotonga CICC Council
- Taivero Isamaela – Representative, Southern Group Islands
- Ngari Munokoa – Representative, Northern Group Islands
- Rev. Vaka Ngaro – Principal, Takamoa Theological College
- Willie John – Representative, overseas branches (NZ, Aust.)
- Nga Mataio – General Secretary
The council meets on average twice a month to discuss and make decisions on prevailing issues to do with the welfare and development of the church. The council also oversees the church’s partnership arrangements with the Uniting Church of Australia, Presbyterian Church of NZ, Congregational Union of NZ, Pacific Conference of Churches, and the Maohi Protestant Church of French Polynesia.
Office holders in the CICC branches are most welcome to make presentations in the council meetings. Arrangements can be made with the General Secretary.
The secretariat (chairman, secretary) for the Cook Islands Religious Advisory Council (RAC) is again back in the CICC. This council will be chaired by the CICC president, while the general secretary will act as the RAC secretary. Its first meeting has been set for 1 March 2011 to go through matters from the last meeting, and discuss its programme of activities for this year. The secretariat rotates amongst the 6 member council.
The Executive Council has a visitation programme to the church branches within the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Australia. The programme includes meetings with members of the branch, and workshops covering areas of need. Given the number of church branches (60) and their distribution as above, branches can be visited approximately every 5 years.
Powers of the Executive Council
The council members’ powers as stipulated in the CICC constitution are valid when the assembly is not in session. When the assembly is convened for its normal week-long session every 2 years, the decision making process reverts back to the assembly. The council takes over again on behalf of the assembly the day after the assembly closes.
Contact for More information
The contact details of the individual council members are contained in the “Contact Addresses of CICC Ministers and Officials,” version 2011. This can be found elsewhere on this website. Otherwise, queries can be directed to the General Secretary as below:
Enquiries on the individual church branches – please use the document “Contact Addresses of CICC Ministers and Officials” which can be found elsewhere on this website.
Enquiries on the church departments (youth, publications, social welfare, evangelism) – as above