The Office

The Office of the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany is in Hamburg. The team there supports the work of the EMW organization in four units. In these units, topics are dealt with, networks are supported, projects of the partners are accompanied in terms of content and administration, and services for members are offered.

  • The Directorate

    Rainer Kiefer

    Pastor Rainer Kiefer, General Secretary of the EMW, spent two years abroad in South Africa and Great Britain and then became executive director of the Stuttgart office of the German National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation. As a theologian he was responsible for world mission and ecumenism, public relations and journalism in the administrative office of the Lutheran church of Hanover before coming to the EMW in Hamburg.

    General Secretary

    Tel: +49 40 25456-102
    E-Mail schreiben

    Christine Marten

    Assistant (Parental leave replacement Sandra Brokopp)

    Tel: +49 40 25456-102
    E-Mail schreiben

  • Communication

    Corinna Waltz

    The theologian and journalist Corinna Waltz is responsible for EMW’s communications work in print and digital. She is editor-in-chief of the magazine “EineWelt” and heads the publishing house Missionshilfe Verlag. After completing her traineeship as a television editor, she was responsible for media work in a regional mission organization and then worked in the communications department of a social-diaconal enterprise.

    Editor-in-Chief and Media Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-153
    E-Mail schreiben

    Christiane Gebauer

    Digital Communication

    Tel: +49 40 25456-151
    E-Mail schreiben

    Petra Jaekel

    Assistant

    Tel: +49 40 25456-148
    E-Mail schreiben

    Viviana Stockem

    Librarian

    Tel: +49 40 25456-145
    E-Mail schreiben

    Tanja Stünckel

    Editor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-108
    E-Mail schreiben

  • Theology and Ecumenism

    Michael Biehl

    During his time as director of studies at the Mission Academy at the University of Hamburg, Dr. Michael Biehl was concerned with mission-theological and ecumenical questions and with theological education, especially in exchange with theological institutions in Asia. He is a theologian and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. During and after his time as a congregational pastor, he has gained diverse experience in the field of education through seminar offerings, continuing education, teaching assignments at the university and participation in international conferences. In the EMW office he has been co-responsible for the promotion of ecumenical education worldwide and for policy issues since 2012.

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-182
    E-Mail schreiben

    Almut Nothnagle

    Rev. Dr. Almut Nothnagle has experience in church and school ministry in Germany and abroad. In the EMW she deals with the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as she did previously with the Berliner Missionswerk. She chairs the German coordinating committee of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, is the executive director of the EKD Advisory Committee for the Horn of Africa, and is the rotating executive director of the Protestant Middle East Commission (EMOK).

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-173
    E-Mail schreiben

    Eckhard Zemmrich

    Rev. Dr. Eckhard Zemmrich was theological consultant in the consistory of the Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia. He also taught and researched in Jakarta and at the Humboldt University in Berlin on issues of intercultural theology and religious studies before taking up his work at the EMW. With his experiences from Indonesia he complements the theological unit.

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-177
    E-Mail schreiben

    Matthew Barlow

    Secretary

    Tel: +49 40 25456-174
    E-Mail schreiben

    Constanze Ennen

    Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-176
    E-Mail schreiben

    Brigitta Kainz

    Secretary/Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-181
    E-Mail schreiben

  • Theological Education

    Michael Biehl

    During his time as director of studies at the Mission Academy at the University of Hamburg, Dr. Michael Biehl was concerned with mission-theological and ecumenical questions and with theological education, especially in exchange with theological institutions in Asia. He is a theologian and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. During and after his time as a congregational pastor, he has gained diverse experience in the field of education through seminar offerings, continuing education, teaching assignments at the university and participation in international conferences. In the EMW office he has been co-responsible for the promotion of ecumenical education worldwide and for policy issues since 2012.

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-182
    E-Mail schreiben

    Almut Nothnagle

    Rev. Dr. Almut Nothnagle has experience in church and school ministry in Germany and abroad. In the EMW she deals with the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as she did previously with the Berliner Missionswerk. She chairs the German coordinating committee of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, is the executive director of the EKD Advisory Committee for the Horn of Africa, and is the rotating executive director of the Protestant Middle East Commission (EMOK).

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-173
    E-Mail schreiben

    Beate Breddin

    Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-180
    E-Mail schreiben

    Constanze Ennen

    Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-176
    E-Mail schreiben

    Brigitta Kainz

    Secretary/Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-181
    E-Mail schreiben

  • Service and Administration

    Olaf Rehren

    Olaf Rehren, a lawyer, is EMW’s Executive Secretary and heads the Service & Administration unit. There, he is responsible for EMW’s finances as well as for consultation with its members and oversees EMW’s Finance Committee and Grants Committee. Within the EMW organization and its partners at home and abroad, Olaf Rehren is responsible for the process of promoting transparency and avoiding corruption. As co-editor and author of the practical commentary on the Employee Representation Act of the EKD, he advises missionary, church and diaconal employers and employee representatives as an expert in church labor law.

    Executive Secretary

    Tel: +49 40 25456-121
    E-Mail schreiben

    Eckhard Zemmrich

    Rev. Dr. Eckhard Zemmrich was a research assistant at the Indonesian Federation of Churches in Jakarta for three years and has taken over the coordination of the volunteer work of the EMW members. He represents the concerns of the EMW and its members to the government ministries.

    Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-177
    E-Mail schreiben

    Beate Breddin

    Administration, project management

    Tel: +49 40 25456-180
    E-Mail schreiben

    Andrea Burmeister

    Administration, bookkeeping, foreign exchange

    Tel: +49 40 25456-124
    E-Mail schreiben

    Ljubow Desch

    Administration, budget, finances

    Tel: +49 40 25456-166
    E-Mail schreiben

    Christiane Engel

    Administration, project management

    Tel: +49 40 25456-178
    E-Mail schreiben

    Ralf Heine

    IT administration

    Tel: +49 40 25456-126
    E-Mail schreiben

    Silke Kunert

    Assistant

    Tel: +49 40 25456-104
    E-Mail schreiben

  • The Directorate

    Rainer Kiefer

    Pastor Rainer Kiefer, General Secretary of the EMW, spent two years abroad in South Africa and Great Britain and then became executive director of the Stuttgart office of the German National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation. As a theologian he was responsible for world mission and ecumenism, public relations and journalism in the administrative office of the Lutheran church of Hanover before coming to the EMW in Hamburg.

    General Secretary

    Tel: +49 40 25456-102
    E-Mail schreiben

    Christine Marten

    Assistant (Parental leave replacement Sandra Brokopp)

    Tel: +49 40 25456-102
    E-Mail schreiben

  • Communication

    Corinna Waltz

    The theologian and journalist Corinna Waltz is responsible for EMW’s communications work in print and digital. She is editor-in-chief of the magazine “EineWelt” and heads the publishing house Missionshilfe Verlag. After completing her traineeship as a television editor, she was responsible for media work in a regional mission organization and then worked in the communications department of a social-diaconal enterprise.

    Editor-in-Chief and Media Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-153
    E-Mail schreiben

    Christiane Gebauer

    Digital Communication

    Tel: +49 40 25456-151
    E-Mail schreiben

    Petra Jaekel

    Assistant

    Tel: +49 40 25456-148
    E-Mail schreiben

    Viviana Stockem

    Librarian

    Tel: +49 40 25456-145
    E-Mail schreiben

    Tanja Stünckel

    Editor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-108
    E-Mail schreiben

  • Theology and Ecumenism

    Michael Biehl

    During his time as director of studies at the Mission Academy at the University of Hamburg, Dr. Michael Biehl was concerned with mission-theological and ecumenical questions and with theological education, especially in exchange with theological institutions in Asia. He is a theologian and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. During and after his time as a congregational pastor, he has gained diverse experience in the field of education through seminar offerings, continuing education, teaching assignments at the university and participation in international conferences. In the EMW office he has been co-responsible for the promotion of ecumenical education worldwide and for policy issues since 2012.

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-182
    E-Mail schreiben

    Almut Nothnagle

    Rev. Dr. Almut Nothnagle has experience in church and school ministry in Germany and abroad. In the EMW she deals with the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as she did previously with the Berliner Missionswerk. She chairs the German coordinating committee of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, is the executive director of the EKD Advisory Committee for the Horn of Africa, and is the rotating executive director of the Protestant Middle East Commission (EMOK).

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-173
    E-Mail schreiben

    Eckhard Zemmrich

    Rev. Dr. Eckhard Zemmrich was theological consultant in the consistory of the Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia. He also taught and researched in Jakarta and at the Humboldt University in Berlin on issues of intercultural theology and religious studies before taking up his work at the EMW. With his experiences from Indonesia he complements the theological unit.

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-177
    E-Mail schreiben

    Matthew Barlow

    Secretary

    Tel: +49 40 25456-174
    E-Mail schreiben

    Constanze Ennen

    Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-176
    E-Mail schreiben

    Brigitta Kainz

    Secretary/Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-181
    E-Mail schreiben

  • Theological Education

    Michael Biehl

    During his time as director of studies at the Mission Academy at the University of Hamburg, Dr. Michael Biehl was concerned with mission-theological and ecumenical questions and with theological education, especially in exchange with theological institutions in Asia. He is a theologian and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. During and after his time as a congregational pastor, he has gained diverse experience in the field of education through seminar offerings, continuing education, teaching assignments at the university and participation in international conferences. In the EMW office he has been co-responsible for the promotion of ecumenical education worldwide and for policy issues since 2012.

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-182
    E-Mail schreiben

    Almut Nothnagle

    Rev. Dr. Almut Nothnagle has experience in church and school ministry in Germany and abroad. In the EMW she deals with the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as she did previously with the Berliner Missionswerk. She chairs the German coordinating committee of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, is the executive director of the EKD Advisory Committee for the Horn of Africa, and is the rotating executive director of the Protestant Middle East Commission (EMOK).

    Theological Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-173
    E-Mail schreiben

    Beate Breddin

    Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-180
    E-Mail schreiben

    Constanze Ennen

    Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-176
    E-Mail schreiben

    Brigitta Kainz

    Secretary/Project Officer

    Tel: +49 40 25456-181
    E-Mail schreiben

  • Service and Administration

    Olaf Rehren

    Olaf Rehren, a lawyer, is EMW’s Executive Secretary and heads the Service & Administration unit. There, he is responsible for EMW’s finances as well as for consultation with its members and oversees EMW’s Finance Committee and Grants Committee. Within the EMW organization and its partners at home and abroad, Olaf Rehren is responsible for the process of promoting transparency and avoiding corruption. As co-editor and author of the practical commentary on the Employee Representation Act of the EKD, he advises missionary, church and diaconal employers and employee representatives as an expert in church labor law.

    Executive Secretary

    Tel: +49 40 25456-121
    E-Mail schreiben

    Eckhard Zemmrich

    Rev. Dr. Eckhard Zemmrich was a research assistant at the Indonesian Federation of Churches in Jakarta for three years and has taken over the coordination of the volunteer work of the EMW members. He represents the concerns of the EMW and its members to the government ministries.

    Advisor

    Tel: +49 40 25456-177
    E-Mail schreiben

    Beate Breddin

    Administration, project management

    Tel: +49 40 25456-180
    E-Mail schreiben

    Andrea Burmeister

    Administration, bookkeeping, foreign exchange

    Tel: +49 40 25456-124
    E-Mail schreiben

    Ljubow Desch

    Administration, budget, finances

    Tel: +49 40 25456-166
    E-Mail schreiben

    Christiane Engel

    Administration, project management

    Tel: +49 40 25456-178
    E-Mail schreiben

    Ralf Heine

    IT administration

    Tel: +49 40 25456-126
    E-Mail schreiben

    Silke Kunert

    Assistant

    Tel: +49 40 25456-104
    E-Mail schreiben

EMW Offices

The Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (EMW) is a fellowship of Protestant churches, agencies and associations in mission and ecumenism. The office of the umbrella organization is located in Hamburg.

Normannenweg 17-21
20537 Hamburg

All employees at a glance:
Employee phone list

General email contact
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Lobby and Advocacy Work

Two project offices are also based at the Normannenweg office: the Ozeanien-Dialog and Dalit Solidarität in Germany. In addition, the national coordination of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is located at the EMW.

Mission Academy

The EMW works closely with the Mission Academy of the University of Hamburg.

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