Paint rollers, cordless screwdrivers and all kinds of other renovation materials are still standing in jochen grams' new apartment. No wonder, because the new deacon of the evangelical lutheran church congregation arrived in his new congregation bad rodach with his wife nicola only a few days ago. On 1. May he officially begins his service as the new deacon for the communities of bad rodach, unterlauter and wiesenfeld.
"We are looking forward to the new tasks and are excited about the people with whom we will come into contact, says grams. When he talks about us, he means himself and his wife. Nicola grams has nothing to do with her husband's work, but she is also, as grams says, a member of the community.
"My tasks include preaching, pastoral care and confirmation work in the three parishes, says grams. And that is exactly where he sees the challenge of his "shared position". "Since my position is newly created, the expectations of the three congregations are probably very rough", says grams. With about 60 percent is planned for bad rodach, with 30 for unterlauter and with ten for wiesenfeld. "But that's just the theory. It remains to be seen exactly how much I can help where", says grams. But before he can start his work he has to prepare his new home first.