Our current pastor is The Reverend Stephan Mark Kienberger. Pastor Kienberger is a rostered minister with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has served parishes in the United States, the Caribbean, Norway and Germany. Together with his wife he has served in Palestine as a short-term missionary and supported mission work in the Gonja district of Northern Ghana.
Pastor Kienberger and his family have been with ACB since August of 2010.
Diale Conrad joined the office staff as Financial Secretary in April of 2011. Although she originally hails from Cameroon, she has lived in Germany since 1986 with short stints abroad. Diale studied International Relations in Uganda, and after settling in Germany she returned with her husband and family to Uganda and worked from 1996-2002 for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation).
Diale sings with the ACB Gospel Choir and volunteers in various activities. One of her favorite projects is helping to prepare for the ACB Thanksgiving Event.
We are excited to have Dr. Amelia Puspita serving as ACB Organist. Amelia has been with ACB since June 2011 and is a talented musician and accompanist. Together with her husband, Dr. Andreas Boelcke, they have established the Piano Academy Berlin. You can learn about Dr. Puspita and the Piano Academy Berlin by clicking on the academy's name.
Travis Shaw is an American, who is married and living in Berlin. He has been serving ACB since September 2010 as the Chamber Choir Director. Travis has been teaching voice and conducting choirs in Berlin for over fifteen years. He is adept in many musical styles and is solidly rooted in church traditions of North America. For more information on Travis and his own projects you may visit his website by clicking this link.
Eva Diestel is ACB's Praise Band leader. She first arrived at ACB with Chamber Choir Director, Travis Shaw. Over the past four years Eva has accompanied all of ACB's choirs (Chamber Choir, Contemporary Choir and Gospel Choir.) She co-founded the 50 member gospel choir Marvelous Praise and currently plays in my Christian praise band, Abraxas. Now she leads the wonderful group of musicians and singers of the Praise Band on the keyboard.