The regional church office (Landeskirchenamt) in Düsseldorf.
Regional Church Office
Divided into five departments
The various areas of work
carried out by the regional church office (Landeskirchenamt) are divided into
five departments: theology and
ecumenism, human resources, education and training, law and politics, finance
and diaconal services.
church executive board of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland carries out
its task with the help of the regional church office. Operational functions are dealt with
independently by the church office, which is answerable to the executive board
for the proper completion of those tasks.
The allocation of responsibilities is set out in the regulations for the
regional church office.
particular, issues of fundamental significance, and submissions made to the
church executive board are dealt with by the office executive group
(Kollegium). This consists of the president, the five full-time staff members
on the executive board, along with the deputy department heads.
five departments of the church office are each subdivided into sections.
current departmental structure in the church office as from 1 August 2016 can
be seen in the organisational chart, which provides an overview of the five
departments and their sub-sections, with their main functions. The plan of the
division of responsibilities gives detailed information about where particular
competences lie within the church office.
- Head of department 1, theology and ecumenism, is OKR* Barbara Rudolph.
- Head of department 2, human resources, is theological vice president Christoph
- Head of department 3, education and training, is OKR Klaus Eberl
- Head of department 4, law and politics, is judicial vice president Dr. Johann
- Head of department 5, finance and diaconal services is OKR Bernd Baucks.
*OKR = Oberkirchenrat/-rätin – senior executive minister
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