Entering the pastorate with a lot of compassion for people in situations of upheaval

Georg Jakobsche was ordained pastor in the Erlöserkirche in Bamberg 

The Evangelical Church in Bamberg is happy to welcome a new pastor: Georg Jakobsche, who has been looking after the students at Diakoneo's Collegium Oecumenicum for around a year, was appointed by Regional Bishop Dr. Dorothea Greiner solemnly appointed pastor to his office.

Georg Jakobsche, director of studies at the Collegium Oecumenicum, was ordained as a pastor at the Erlöserkirche Bamberg. © Lea Fröhlich

Regional Bishop Dr. Dorothea Greiner was happy to appoint Georg Jakobsche to the office of pastor at a service in the Erlöserkirche. In doing so, she drew attention to his extraordinary life, which has always been characterized by new tasks and encounters.

Georg Jakobsche initially trained as a winemaker and is still a beekeeper today. He studied Catholic theology in Bamberg and Würzburg, was a pastor at the district hospital in Ansbach and taught at various schools before joining Diakoneo in 2016. There he further developed the pastoral service in the day-care centers and their religious educational orientation and dealt with the question of how one can bring religion closer to children from different cultures and countries today. In the Collegium Oecumenicum he is now continuing the intercultural exchange and accompanying young people from all over the world.

At the blessing, Georg Jakobsche Pastor Dr. Peter Munzert and the pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, Anette Simojoki, to the side. Because of the corona pandemic, the service could only be celebrated in the smallest of circles.

In her address, Bishop Dorothea Greiner emphasized: “Through the breaks in your life you have gained a special sensitivity for people in crisis situations. You can accept it, not patronizingly, but as a movement of the heart. "

Rector Dr. Mathias Hartmann, CEO of Diakoneo, thanked Georg Jakobsche, "who on the one hand participated in an exciting personal development to become a pastor at Diakoneo and on the other hand initiated and played a significant role in important developments in his previous areas of work."

© Lea Fröhlich

In addition to his work at the Collegium Oecumenicum, Georg Jakobsche will in future hold voluntary services in the Erlöserkirche, in the Albrecht Dürer House and in the city's senior citizens' homes.