Education

As Pastor and Mediator

  • Since February 2015 – Partner at SHC-Schweiz Schmutz-Human-Consulting in Belp, Switzerland
  • Since April 2014 – Accreditation at the Swiss Chamber for Commercial Mediation SCCM, Bern Section, and work on the executive board at HOFKONFLIKT (mediation in rural areas)
  • Since November 2009 – Conflict resolution and support as mediator and coach (part-time)
  • Since 2010 – Part-time (50%) employment as a minister in Meinisberg in the Bern Seeland region, in addition to acting as locum minister and pastoral worker in the city (Paroisse française reformée de Berne) and region of Bern
  • 2012–2013 – CAS in “conflict resolution in business and management” at the Institute of Jurisprudence and Legal Practice of the University of St. Gallen (HSG)
  • 2009–2011 – Training in conflict resolution and mediation (coaching) at the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding ICP, Bern
  • Basic training in “integrative conflict resolution as a practical method of social and intercultural conflict transformation” (based on Johan Galtung’s Transcend approach)
  • 1997–2009 – Reformed parish minister, Rüeggisberg (Bern)
  • 1994–1997 – Reformed parish minister, Schliern b. Köniz (Bern)
  • 1992–1993 – Management of HANGAR youth recreation centre in Ostermundigen (Bern)
  • 1990–1992 – Training as Verbi Divini Minister (VDM acad. title), ordination as Reformed Church minister in the Synod of Bern
  • 1983–1990 – Protestant Theology and Ancient Oriental Studies at the University of Bern, with year of study (1989/90) in Rome at the Reformed Waldensian Faculty and the Pontifical Gregorian University