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The Board of Directors of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is pleased to announce that Karin Achtelstetter has been appointed CLWR’s incoming Executive Director Designate.

Currently the General Secretary of the World Association for Christian Communication, Achtelstetter also has extensive experience working with CLWR partners including The Lutheran World Federation, ACT Alliance and the World Council of Churches. As an ordained Lutheran pastor and through her years of executive leadership experience, she has firsthand experience working with churches, grassroots communities and project partners around the world.

Achtelstetter holds a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from the University of Kent (England), a Master of Theology from Friedrich Alexander University (Germany) and has been granted an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Academy of Ecumenical Indian Theology (India). She holds a certificate in Humanitarian International Strategy from Fordham University (USA).

CLWR has been blessed with outstanding executive leadership during its 70-year history. The recent appointment of the Karin Achtelstetter as the agency’s next Executive Director continues that line of blessing,” says President Marcus Busch. “We look forward to Karin joining us on 5 February 2018 when she will have opportunity to overlap with Executive Director Bob Granke for six weeks.”

Please join us in welcoming Karin Achtelstetter to CLWR.