And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.
Studied law at Gottingen University
|1971 - 1973||aide to M. Neuffer the chief municipal director of Hannover the state capital of Lower Saxony|
|1973 - 1985||manager of the legal department of the city of Hannover|
|1985 - 1992||manager of the central adminisrtation office of the city of Hannover|
|1992 - 1997||director of the Municipal Association of the Region Hannover and CEO of the public transport and utilities industries|
|1.3.1997 - 28.2.2006||president of the ecclesiastical office of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)|
|seit 18.3.1999||chairman of the board of governors of the broadcast organisation "Deutsche Welle"|