The EPIL General Assembly, meeting in Vienna Austria on September 25, 2011, elected Barbara Heyse-Schaefer president of the EPIL association.
Azra Ceric of Sarajevo remains vice-president.
Barbara Heyse-Schaefer is a Protestant theologian who served as a parish priest and later as pastor to Vienna’s academic community. For the past nine years she has been director of the Austrian Protestant Women’s Agency. She has been a member of the EPIL Board since 2009, and follows Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker as president.
Prof. Becker resigned after five years of service because of personal reasons.
EPIL is extremely grateful to have enjoyed his leadership, authority, and his profound pedagogical knowledge and creativity. He will continue to be available as advisor to EPIL.