Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; (...). And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
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"|