A Letter from Amy Gopp, WoC Executive Director

October 9, 2013 

Dear Friends, 

Life never ceases to amaze, delight, challenge, and surprise me.  After eight unforgettable and fulfilling years with Week of Compassion, I will be moving on to a new position with Church World Service.  As of January 2014, I will begin to live into my new call as the Director of Member Relations and Pastoral Care for CWS Global.  I look forward to the next few months of transition as a search process is put in place and I take my leave. 

It has been the greatest honor of my ministry and life thus far to have served as the first Associate and then Executive Director of our beloved Week of Compassion.  I could not feel prouder of the work we all do, together, to serve God’s children in need.  My earnest hope is that this denomination that I love with all my heart will continue to prioritize the poor, the marginalized, the oppressed, and the otherwise forgotten.  It is my true joy to have served alongside you in this way and to continue to serve Christ alongside you ecumenically, but as “one of us” within CWS and the wider ecumenical community. 

I wish and pray all good gifts for each and every one of you.  Thank you for your collegiality, collaboration, and friendship.  How blessed I am to be a part of this church family.  

Your partner in the Gospel,


Rev. Amy C. Gopp
Executive Director
Week of Compassion


This week’s responses:
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Georgia, Emergency Refugee Assistance
Washington, Water Damage