Organisation

Board of Trustee Members

The Board of Trustees comprises six to nine members, of whom one is designated by the Board of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), the remaining members as well as the President being elected by the FSPC Assembly of Delegates. The term of office is four years. The Board of Trustees currently comprises three women and six men.

Walter Schmid

President of HEKS/EPER (term of office 2016 to 2019/as of 01.01.2018), Winterthur

Walter Schmid, Dr. iur., Lawyer, Lecturer and Project Director. Former Head of the Swiss Refugee Council, Head of the Office for Youth and Social Welfare of the City of Zurich (Amt für Jugend- und Sozialhilfe der Stadt Zürich), Director of the Lucerne School of Social Work, President of the Swiss Association of Welfare Organisations and Vice-President of the Federal Commission for Foreigners (Eidgenössische Kommission für Ausländerfragen). Former Chairman of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles and Vice-Chairman of the Migration Policy Group.

Walter Schmid - HEKS-Präsident
Daniel Rihs

Marie-Anne Jancik van Griethuysen

Vice-President of HEKS (term of office 2018 bis 2021), Lausanne

Trained in Cultural Management and Business Management; Freelance Cultural Manager; President of the Conseil de Service Communautaire La Cathédrale EERV, Lausanne; FSPC General Assembly member; Former member of the EERV Synod and Finance Committee.
Marie Anne Jancik van Griethuysen
HEKS/Beni Basler

Simone Fopp Müller

(Term of office 2018 to 2019), Köniz

Simone Fopp Müller
Simone Fopp Müller

Rolf Berweger

(term of office 2018 to 2021), Zug

Bank clerk; Church Council President of Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zug.
HEKS-Stiftungsrat Rolf Berweger
Romeo Basler

Jean-Luc Dupuis

(term of office 2016 to 2019 (as of 01.01.2018))

Training as a computer scientist and in crisis communication, Senior project manager of a major bank, Member of the Synod of the Reformed Evangelical Church of the Canton of Fribourg, former President of the Parish of Estavayer-le-Lac and la Broye fribourgeoise, former Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Dompierre Municipality.

 

Jean-Luc Dupuis
Daniel Rihs

Michèle Künzler

(term of office 2016 to 2019 (as of 01.01.2018))

Theology Studies, former State Councillor of the Canton of Geneva, former City and Municipal Councillor, currently responsible for the Business Taxation Department of the Municipality of Thônex, Vice-President of a Cantonal Foundation for Social Housing and a Foundation for Municipal Housing.

Michèle Künzler
Daniel Rihs

Daniel Reuter

(Term of office 2016-2019), Zurich

Parliamentary Secretary (Parlamentssekretär), MAS ZFH in Supervision and Coaching in Organizations, Vice-President Swiss Society for Parliamentary Questions (SGP), Member of the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), Foundation Board Member Bread for All, Vice-President of the Church Council of the Canton of Zurich.
Daniel Reuter
Romeo Basler

Fritz Schneider

(Term of office 2016 to 2019), Bremgarten, Berne

Agric. Engineer ETH; Master's degree programme, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada; Development cooperation project and programme management for SDC and Intercooperation; lecturer, Deputy Director and later Head of the Department of Agronomy at the Berne University of Applied Sciences, School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL); since April 2015, adviser on development cooperation, execution of mandates for several clients such as SDC, GIZ and FAO.
Fritz Schneider
HEKS/Beni Basler

Christoph Sigrist

(Term of office 2018 to 2021), Zurich

Lecturer in Diaconal Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Berne; Pastor, Evangelical-Reformed Church Parish of Grossmünster, Zurich; President, Zürcher Spendenparlament [Zurich Donors' Parliament]; President, Zurich Forum of Religions; Board of Trustee member, Evangelical Society of the Canton of Zurich; Board of Trustee member, Diakoniewerk Neumünster.
Christop Sigrist
HEKS/Beni Basler