Bishop Christopher was chosen at the first meeting of the new Governing Board on Monday.
Very Rev. Karin Burstrand, the Dean of Gothenburg in the Church of Sweden is one of the two vice-presidents along with His Emminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France who stepped down as President.
Before CEC’s new Constitution came into effect on Monday, CEC had a 40-member Central Committee that met annually to oversee the implementation of the decisions of the Assembly.
A presidium of 10 members served as executive to the Central Committee.
The new CEC Constitution approved on 7 July establishes the Governing Board as the main governing body.