Jürgen Werth, the Director of Evangeliums-Rundfunk (ERF) in Wetzlar, will become the new honorary Chairman of the German Evangelical Alliance on January 1, 2007. The Board of Directors elected the 55 year old media specialist with an overwhelming majority during their fall meeting at the end of September. He will succeed Peter Strauch who, because of his age, wasn't seeking re-election.
Werth has been a Board member of the German Evangelical Alliance since 1997. The organisation is an association made up of Christians from the Evangelical Church in Germany, Evangelical Free Churches and Community Churches. More than 1,100 local groups in various cities and villages and 336 national missions and organizations are part of the association.