“I’m full of joy, redeemed, set free” is the slogan being used by the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. It is taken from the opening lines of a psalm-poem by the Rhineland cabaret artist and writer Hanns Dieter Hüsch (1925-2005).

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The executive board of the Rhineland Church consists of six full-time members and nine additional members. The executive board of the Rhineland Church consists of six full-time members and nine additional members.

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Controlling the direction of the EKiR

The executive board is made up of 15 members, including both full-time and additional elected, clergy and lay. They determine the issues of concern to the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland (EKiR).

In between the annual meetings of the Regional Synod, which is the supreme governing body of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, it is the executive board that holds the reigns of the EKiR. The executive board consists of six full-time members and nine additional  members. All 15 members are elected for eight years; every four years half of the executive board are newly elected.

The executive board is chaired by the president. The theological vice-president and the judicial vice-president sit alongside him or her. The president and two vice-presidents are at the same time counted among the six full-time members of the executive; the two vice-presidents are each also the respective head of one of the five departments of the church offices as appropriate to their skills.

Among the nine additional members of the executive board three places are reserved for clergy. The remaining six places are for lay people. If you look again at the executive board as a whole, then it consists about half and half of clergy and non-clergy.

The current members of the church executive board are: President Manfred Rekowski, theological vice president Christoph Pistorius, judicial vice president Dr. Johann Weusmann, OKR Barbara Rudolph, OKR Klaus Eberl, OKR Bernd Baucks, Dr. Barbara Schwahn, Superintendent Eckart Wüster, Superintendent Andrea Aufderheide, Dr Axel Epe, Wolfgang Albers, Marion Unger, Hartmut Rahn, Helga Siemens-Weibring and Marlis Bredehorst.

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