The Directorate consists of the Executive Director for Pedagogy and Diaconal Ministry and the Executive Director for Business Administration.
Deacon and Social Worker
Born in 1960 as the son of a Thuringian pastor, Jaekel completed his secondary education as a gardner in Erfurt.
He entered formation in Neinstedt in 1979, and was consecrated as a Deacon in 1983.
He served in youth work in the Quedlinburg region from 1983 to 1992. In the 1990s, Jaekel worked as youth education director in the Evangelical Academy of Sachsen-Anhalt and the regional youth ministry office in Magdeburg, focusing on parish youth ministry and adult education. From 2001-2013, Jaekel served as Elder of the Diaconal Community, providing spiritual and vocational support to deacons of the community.
In 2013, he assumed the position of Director of Pedagogy and Diaconal Ministry of the Evangelische Stiftung – Neinstedt.
• Rotary Club Quedlinburg
• Board of Directors, Diaconal Work – Halberstadt
• Board of Directors, Lothar Rochau Foundation
• Educational/Formational process
• Diakonie and International Parnterships (e.g. Diakonie in Tanzania)
• Gardening + Music + Hiking
Priorities and Goals of the Pedagogy and Diaconal Ministry Division:
Born in 1967 in Bremen, Zwick completed his vocational training in industrial management before pursuing a degree in business administration with emphases in development economics, international business, and finance.
From 1996 to 2000, Zwick worked in business management of the Protestant University in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Additionally, he consulted on health and education politics as well as coordination for emergency services and disaster response in the DRC. In 2001, he began working for the International Raw Coffee Trade Association, headquartered in Hamburg. From there, he served as Executive Director of a Coffee Production firm in Brasil from 2003-2011, and as consultant to various organizations focused on social and institutional reform in rural areas of Brazil.
Zwick joined the Evangelische Stiftung – Neinstedt team as Executive Director for Business Administration in 2012.
•Patron of the United Protestant Mission in Eastern DRC (Kivu region).
• Civic engagement in Wernigerode.
• Supervision of the reform process in southern Minas Gerais, Brazil.
• Development of sustainable economic structures with in the social services sector
Priorities and Goals of the Administrative Division: