Annual Report 2014


The Finn Church Aid Foundation is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, with the support of a three-member working subcommittee. The Board has three deputy members. In 2014, the Board convened four times and the subcommittee held five email meetings and convened with the audit committee two times.

FCA Board of Directors 2014

Chair: managing director Anni Vepsäläinen
Vice-Chair: Bishop Tapio Luoma

Tarja Kantola, International Adviser
Sixten Ekstrand, Head Secretary
Kimmo Kääriäinen, Ecclesiastical Counsellor
Tapio Luoma, Bishop
Reetta Meriläinen, Journalist
Ritva Ohmeroluoma, Master of Economic Sciences
Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of EU Parliament
Olli-Pekka Silfverhuth, Vicar
Helena Tuominen, Diocesan Secretary
Kent Wilska, Commercial Counsellor

Deputy Members:
Tuomas Aho, Attorney
Katri Korolainen, Head Secretary
Ilkka Mattila, Director

Secretary: Antti Pentikäinen.

Working Subcommittee

Chair: Anni Vepsäläinen, (deputy): Kimmo Kääriäinen

Helena Tuominen, (deputy Tarja Kantola),
Kent Wilska, (deputy Tuomas Aho)
Secretary: Antti Pentikäinen.

Expert members invited by the Board

Heikki Huttunen, General Secretary, Finnish Ecumenical Council,
Risto Jukko, Director, Office of Global Mission, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland,
Kalle Kuusimäki Director of Diaconia, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Riina Nguyen, Project Manager, Orthodox Church Aid from Finland (OrtAid)

The members of the Board of Director’s audit committee in 2014

Ritva Ohmeroluoma (chair), Tuomas Aho and Katri Korolainen.

Executive Director Antti Pentikäinen represented Finn Church Aid in the following cooperation organisations: Department for Foreign Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland; Committee for Global Mission, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland; Red Nose Foundation; Orthodox Church Aid from Finland; Common Responsibility Campaign; Helsinki Diaconess Institute Foundation, University of Helsinki’s Board of Directors, UNDP Civil Society Advisory Committee’s Chair.