The former Secretary of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe died at the age of 68 after a long illness.
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Pastor Lothar Pöll passed away, after a long illness, at the age of 68. During his time in office he was, among other responsibilities, Superintendent of The United Methodist Church in Austria, Chairman of the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Austria and Secretary of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe of The United Methodist Church. As a gifted preacher of the loving presence of God and his infinite goodness, he was deeply committed to his church and ecumenism.
Our sympathy goes out to his wife Helga and his family.
Information on a memorial service will follow in the next days.
In gratitude on behalf of The United Methodist Church in Austria:
Superintendent Stefan Schröckenfuchs