Ecumenical News International

German Lutheran named to head global communicators' group

July 22, 2010

The Rev. Karin Achtelstetter, director of communication services for the Lutheran World Federation, has been named the new general secretary of the World Association for Christian Communication. Announcing the appointment on 20 July, WACC president Dennis Smith described Achtelstetter as having, "the managerial skills, knowledge, leadership experience and potential for continued professional growth needed by WACC at this time". WACC, whose headquarters are in Toronto, Canada, describes its mission as one in which it promotes communication for social change. (



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