Officially, at the 33rd international gathering, which took place from May 18 – 20, 2012, in Sinzig, Germany, Rainbow-NAC announced that there will no longer be a “lead spokesperson” as the head of the committee. Instead, individual spokespersons will be responsible for specific “areas of expertise” and represent Rainbow-NAC independently, yet each “spokesperson” possesses equal status within the team. The intention is for an adequate representation of each group within Rainbow-NAC, which remains a priority.
The newly organized committee has already been working in its new structure as of Autumn 2011. Since then, André Weiss (Germany) is responsible for the communication with the Committee for Special Affairs (CSA) and the governing bodies of the New Apostolic Church. Peter Knöpfli (Switzerland) is in charge of coordinating all the intercontinental groups of Rainbow-NAC (North and South America, and South Africa). The mailing list and forum are being administered by Monika Rösch (Switzerland). Furthermore, incoming mail is processed and distributed to other team members by Rolf K. (Germany). Finally, the technical infrastructure (web server, etc.) and the coordination of international meetings of Rainbow-NAC remained under the responsibility of the previous “lead spokesperson”, Conrad Gliem (Germany).
Also at the meeting in Sinzig, the former spokesperson for transsexual matters and deputy lead spokesperson, Vera Heidenreich (Germany), retired from her post after three years of intensive, dedicated service on the committee. Rainbow-NAC bade her a warm-hearted good-bye. At the same time, we were overjoyed to welcome Ann-Katrin P. (Germany) and Ute-Michaela Kreuchauf (Austria). They will replace Monika Rösch after a period of intensive on-the-job-training in 2013. Monika will focus on the pilot project of “appropriate pastoral care” within the New Apostolic Church, Switzerland.