Burkhard Guntau

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Burkhard Guntau (born March 18, 1948 in Hildesheim ) is a lawyer , longtime judge in the judicial service of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt as well as in the service of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and was President of the from May 1, 2008 to May 31, 2013 Regional Church Office Hannover of the Evangelical Lutheran Regional Church of Hannover .

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After studying law at the University of Göttingen , Guntau began working as a lawyer in Langenhagen near Hanover in 1976 .

In 1977 Guntau joined the judicial service of the State of Lower Saxony and was a judge at the district court from 1977 to 1984 , and from 1984 to 1988 presiding judge at the regional court . In 1988 he was appointed Chief Ministerial Counselor in the Ministry of Justice.

In 1993 Burkhard Guntau joined the justice service of the state of Saxony-Anhalt . From 1993 to 1996 he was Vice President of the Higher Administrative Court of Magdeburg and Vice President of the State Constitutional Court of Saxony-Anhalt .

In 1996 Guntau entered the church service: He became head of the legal department in the church office of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and was vice-president of the church office of the EKD from 2006 to 2008.

On May 1st, 2008 Burkhard Guntau took up his new position as President of the Hanover Regional Church Office at the largest German regional church , the Evangelical Lutheran Regional Church of Hanover , succeeding Eckhart von Vietinghoff . Burkhard Guntau retired on May 31, 2013. Guntau is the honorary chairman of the Knabenchor Hannover eV

Guntau is married to the teacher Jutta Guntau and has two sons.

Other functions

Guntau has always been associated with the Hanover regional church: since 1991 he has been a member of the regional synod and from 1992 a member of the church senate and its deputy chairman. He was also a member of the presidium of the Diakonisches Werk of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hanover .