Gottfried Locher reelected president of Protestant Churches in Europe

Newly elected by the General Assembly of the CPCE in Basel, the incoming Council elected a new Presidium during its inaugural meeting on September 17, 2018. Gottfried Locher was confirmed in his position as Executive President.

By invitation of the Federation of Protestant Churches, the eighth General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) is gathering in Basel from September 13 to 18. The CPCE is the umbrella organization of 94 Protestant churches and roughly 50 million Protestants from over 30 countries in Europe.

The eight-member CPCE Council, which was elected yesterday, elected the Presidium for a six year term today. FSPC President Gottfried Locher was reelected as Executive President. Locher joined the Presidium in 2012 and has been Executive President of the CPCE since 2015.

“Let us bear witness to the Gospel with one unified voice,” said Gottfried Locher. “Neither one individual language nor one single culture can hold Europe together – it’s our shared values.”

In addition to Locher, Miriam Rose (D) and John Bradbury (GB) were elected to join the CPCE Presidium.  The term will end with the ninth General Assembly of the CPCE.