On September 15, 2010, Thomas Rodemeyer will take up employment in the Office of Bishop Patrick Streiff in Zurich.
Dorothée Keller, the highly esteemed person currently in charge of finances and administration, had returned for an interim period to her work in March 2009. She was willing to be once again fully committed to the varied financial and administrative challenges in the Office of the Bishop of the UMC in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe. During the upcoming weeks she will break in her successor before she will move on to pastures new by the end of November 2010.
Thomas Rodemeyer has successfully completed his studies of sociology at the University of Zurich in 2009. In addition to these studies he also engaged himself in business studies and science of journalism. During the past months he was committed to the work in a community center in Armenia and was able to gather multifaceted experience in a completely different cultural environment. In his new work he will have many opportunities to link to his studies and his practical experience abroad.
The UMC in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe consists of about 35'000 members and friends in two North African and twelve European countries. In these countries the Gospel is shared in various ways, both in words and deeds – sometimes within the local churches, but very often far beyond. Thereby occurs what according to the Book of Disciplines is the mission of the Church: Disciples of Jesus Christ are made and the world is transformed. It is against this background the employees of the Bishop’s Office in Zurich serve those who serve the world.
Source: Office of the Bishop Dr. Patrick Streiff, Zurich/Switzerland
Date: September 15, 2010