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 2018.
The next meetings:
November 2 - 4, 2016 in Neuwied, Germany
March 1 - 3, 2017 in Laufdorf near Wetzlar, Germany
Antje Heider-Rottwilm - Chair
Antje Heider-Rottwilm worked as a pastor until 2014. From 2008 she was responsible for the development of the Ecumenical Forum HafenCity in Ham- burg, a project of 20 churches which houses a chapel, an organic fair-trade
cafe, meeting rooms, and an ecumenical intentional community.
Antje, together with her husband, has been a member of the Laurentiuskon- vent since 1979. She has been involved in peace work for decades, served as Europe director of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) for 11 years and was a member of the presidium of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). She has been chair of Church and Peace 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 a Catholic and an individual member of Church and Peace.
She 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. Elisabeth has served on
the Administrative Committee since 2009 and as treasurer since 2012.
Bernard Dangeard is a Catholic and has been a member of the Community of the Ark since 1975. The Community was founded by Lanza del Vasto in 1948. Its commitment to non-violence owes much to Gandhi. For twenty five years Bernard has lived in a small rural community and, working the land with horses, has contributed to the founding of a small farming community. During the last fifteen years he has taken more responsibility at the level of the whole Community of the Ark. He is also part of a small ecumenical Christian group that works on memorizing texts of the Gospel and the Old Testament. Bernard has served on the Administrative Committee since 2014.
Barbara Forbes is a Quaker and an individual member of Church and Peace from the United Kingdom. She lived in Hamburg for ten years and worked there for the Lutheran Church. She has now been a Quaker for 30 years and, together with her husband, was the Quaker representative in Brussels for five years in the 1990s. Her current concerns are focused on asylum and refugee issues, militarisation of society, tax justice, the abolition of torture, and grass-roots community work. She is a trustee of the Community for Recon-
ciliation which is a member organisation of Church and Peace. Barbara has served on the Administrative Committee since 2015.
Terri Miller is a Mennonite and individual member of Church and Peace living in the United Kingdom. Her first contact with the network was in 1995 as a Mennonite Central Committee Europe volunteer. She was a member of the International Office team from 1997-2008. She has worked in communications at the Lutheran World Federation and on a freelance basis since moving to London in February 2015, where she attends St Michael & All Angels Church (Anglican) and Wood Green Mennonite Church. She has served on the Administrative Committee since 2015.
Kees Nieuwerth is a Quaker and an individual member from the Netherlands. He is active in a number of peace movements: Church and Peace, Kerk en Vrede, IFOR, Women Peacemakers Program and Pugwash. He is also involved in the ecumenical movement and contributed actively to the Just Peace dialogue in the World Council of Churches. He has served on the Administrative Committee since 2015.
Vjollca Racaj lives in Prishtina, Kosovo. She is member of the International
Protestant Evangelical Church 'Fellowship of the Lord’s People' in Pristina. Vjollca has served on the Administrative Committee since 2016.