Considering the large geographical area Central Ethiopia Synod is covering, it was important to multiply to simplify the administration of members and resources which led to the establishment of Central West Shoa Synod. On the 31st of March 2017 Central West Shoa Synod was established being the 27th Unit of the Church.
Rev. Yonas Yigezu, President of the Church, Rev. Dr. Wakseyoum Idosa former President of the Church, members of the Management Committee, leaders of Joint Programmes of the Church and invited guests were present at this foundation convention.
Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good…” was the theme of the Synod’s founding convention. Rev. Dr. Berhanu Ofgaa_ General Secretary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus shared a Word of God from this chapter.
Rev. Abraham Mengesha _ President of Central Ethiopia Synod, on his congratulatory speech said the Mother Synod (CES) is very happy to see the new Synod’s establishment and promised to continue working with them. Then CES gave one car to support the work of the new Synod. Additionally, as part of fund raising to support the working budget of the Synod, people happily gave large amount of money.
Following, the founding convention received reports on the process of organizing the parishes into a new Synod. The convention finally elected Rev. Terssa Fufa as the president of Central West Shoa Synod and Evangelist Tajebe Mulatu and Mr. Bekele Tumsa as vice president and treasurer respectively to lead the Synod for the coming four years term. At the same event, Central West Shoa Synod Council Members were assigned from 10 Parishes.
On the next day 1st April, 2017 the Synod laid a foundation stone to build a G+2 office building. Rev. Yonas Yigezu_ President of the Church led the ceremony.