Think not that I am sent to bring peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Trained as an electrician. Studied theology at the theological seminary (Kirchliche Hochschule), Leipzig, doctorate in church history 2001.
|1990||C.E.O. of the board of trustees of Schloss Ettersburg near Weimar|
|1994||principal lecturer for politics and history and from 1996 to 2004 manager of the Evangelical Academy Thuringia|
|1999||chairman of the Society for Thuringian Church History, chairman of the "Chamber for Work and Business of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thuringia" and member of the advisory board of the "Foundation for the Re-assessment of the East German dictatorship" in Berlin.|
|2005||church councillor (KR) and representative of the Evangelical Churches to the State Parliament and Government of Thuringia, author and publisher of numerous publications on church history and church current affairs as well as on theological and political topics.|
|February 2009||member of the "Supporters Association of the Chapter of St Peter & St Paul" (CPP)"|
|2010||became a Senior Church Councillor (OKR)|
|Since September 2010||representative of the Thuringian State Government for the preparation of the Reformation Jubilee "Luther 2017". He is based at the Thuringian Ministry for Education, Academia and Culture in Erfurt.|