Jürgen Johannesdotter - Jürgen Johannesdotter

Jürgen Johannesdotter (born October 6, 1943 in Bramsche ) is a German Protestant - Lutheran theologian and was regional bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Regional Church of Schaumburg-Lippe , based in Bückeburg , from 2001 to 2009 .

Johannesdotter is married and has five sons with his wife.


After studying sociology and theology in Göttingen and Marburg, Johannesdotter was pastor of a parish in Bingum ( East Frisia ) from 1972 to 1982 . The decades of the IG Metall belonging priest was later director of studies at the monastery Loccum , the oldest Protestant seminary in Germany . From 1992 until his election as bishop in 2001 was Johannesdotter as Landessuperintendent theSprengel Stade . This covers the entire Elbe-Weser area and with over 600,000 believers is the largest of the Hanoverian regional church . Before Johannesdotter became Bishop of Schaumburg-Lippe, in 1999 he applied unsuccessfully for the office of regional bishop of the Hanoverian regional church . In the vote, he was narrowly defeated by Margot Käßmann . [1] [2]

At the level of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Jürgen Johannesdotter chaired the Meissen Commission , which is responsible for relations with the Church of England .

On June 23, 2009, the synod of the regional church elected the Aurich superintendent Karl-Hinrich Manzke , whose father Karl Manzke had been Johannesdotter's predecessor as regional superintendent of the Stade district, to succeed Jürgen Johannesdotter, who retired as regional bishop in October 2009.

Johannesdotter remained the representative of the EKD Council for contact with the communities , a task that he already held as regional bishop. [3] [4]

Johannesdotter has been living with his wife Johanna on Norderney for a long time , where he occasionally holds services as a substitute. [5] [6]


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Biographical data from / about Jürgen Johannesdotter. In: Conversation minutes of the DGB Lower Saxony-Bremen-Saxony-Anhalt. December 2, 2008, accessed July 16, 2019 .
  2. ^ Bishop and trade unionist. In: www.noz.de/archiv. October 16, 2009, accessed July 16, 2019 .
  3. Archivlink (Memento des Originals vom 10. August 2011 im Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. EKD & Churches> Committees> Representatives of the Council> Landesbischof i. R. Jürgen Johannesdotter@1@2Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/www.ekd.de
  4. ^ Jürgen Johannesdotter in conversation with Dominik Klenk , Salzkorn 2007/1, Young Christians offensive
  5. Later bishop was a henchman in building the church in Bramsche. In: www.noz.de. October 14, 2011, accessed July 16, 2019 .
  6. Johannesdotter Jürgen. In: The local, official telephone book for Norderney. July 16, 2019, accessed July 16, 2019 .
  7. a b Josef Kalkusch: Honor by the Bundeswehr for retired regional bishop Jürgen Johannesdotter ( page no longer available , search in web archives )@1@2Vorlage:Toter Link/www.ekd.de Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , EKD press release of November 2, 2009, accessed on May 20, 2010