Rev. Dr. Werner Philipp has been married for 34 years and has 4 children. Dr. Philipp studied 1987-89 at the Theological Seminary in Bad Klosterlausnitz and 1990-92 at the Reutlingen School of Theology. In 2012, he earned the D.Min. degree of the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. In 2015-16, he studied mediation and conflict management at the evangelical institute for culture and religion in Berlin. Since 1994, he has served as pastor of the UMC/ East German Conference and serves now as the District Superintendent of the Zwickau District with 21 circuits. He is a member of the Commission for Ordained Ministries of the East German Conference, of the Church Council of the German Central Conference and of the Board of Trustees of the Reutlingen School of Theology. He took part in the General Conferences in 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 and served 2008-16 at the Standing Committee of Central Conference Matters.
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