Esme Bowers lives in Cape Town and serves as the chairperson of The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa. She is the Director for the Church In Community Department and has served in many departments of WEA in various capacities including the Leadership Development Institute, Women’s Commission, Missions Commission and Religious Liberty Bureau, now serving on the Senior Leadership Team of WEA.
She has served as the International Secretary for the Lausanne movement for 4 years, hosted the 3rd Lausanne congress in Cape Town 2010 and retired as board secretary in 2015. Her passion for seeing a world reconciled to Christ has taken her to many countries as an evangelist and teacher. As a social justice activist she is engaged in issues of racism, sexism and poverty and advocates for the ‘Whole Church Taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World”.
In 2012 she established The African Women in Missions Network, is on the leadership team of The Movement for African National initiatives (MANI), and continues to support the work of The Pan African Christian Women’s Association (PACWA) training women and men in community transformation.