Church and Peace's board, the Administrative Committee, oversees the network's business and manages its finances. The Committee reflects Church and Peace's denominational, geographic and membership diversity. Its members are elected for three-year term, the next elections will be in the year 2015.
The next meetings:
March 20 - 22, 2013 in Laufdorf near Wetzlar, Germany
November 6 - 8, 2013 at the Community of Grandchamp, Sonnenhof,
Antje Heider-Rottwilm - Chair
Antje Heider-Rottwilm is a pastor working at the ecumenical HafenCity project in Hamburg, and is co-founder of a new group of the Laurentiuskonvent of which she has been a members since 1979. Antje served as Europe director of the Evangelical Church in Germany for 11 years and on the Presidium of the Conference of European Churches. She has been a member of the Administrative Committee since 2009.
Bruno Sägesser - Vice Chair
Bruno Sägesser is a Mennonite and an individual member of Church and Peace from Switzerland. He has contributed to the elaboration of the law on conscientious objection and counseled Swiss conscientious objectors in the application and hearing process. He has been an Administrative Committee member since 2001.
Elisabeth Freise - Treasurer
Elisabeth Freise is Catholic and an individual member of Church and Peace. Elisabeth is Southeastern Europe program director at the international Christian peace service agency EIRENE and organizes orientation and re-entry seminars for volunteers and and professional peace workers. She has served on the Administrative Committee since 2009.
Daniel Geiser-Oppliger from Tolochenaz, Switzerland, is a retired Mennonite pastor. He is active in various committees and Mennonite, ecumenical and inter-religious networks. Daniel has served on the Administrative Committee since 2012.
Janna Postma is a Mennonite pastor in the Netherlands and an individual member of Church and Peace. She has been a member of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation steering committee and of the network Servicio Paz y Justicia. She belongs to a Dutch group ('Recognition') that brings together persons who have suffered as a result of their parents’ or grandparents’ collaboration with the Nazi occupation. She has served on the Administrative Committee since 2009.
Ian Ring is a minister of the United Reformed Church. He serves as minister of the Beacon Church Centre, Rubery near Birmingham and is the Coordinator of the Community for Reconciliation (CfR) since 2001. CfR runs a retreat centre in Worcestershire and supports peace in reconciliation work in Croatia, Romania, India and East Africa. He has served on the Administrative Committee since 2009.
Branka Srnec is a Baptist and lives in Novi Sad, Serbia. She is co-director of the NGO Tabita, which became a member of Church and Peace in 2009.Tabita began its humanitarian work in 1991 and runs several educational, health and peace-building projects in Novi Sad and Voivodina, especially among minorities. Branka has served on the Administrative Committee since 2009.
Laurens Thiessen van Esch
Laurens Thiessen van Esch is a Quaker from the Netherlands. He is an active member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, and served on team in Hebron, Palestine. He currently lives in Germany, where he works for the German Mennonite Peace Committee. Laurens has served on the Administrative Committee since 2012.