Marie-Luise Kling-de Lazzer

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Marie-Luise Kling-de Lazzer (born September 3, 1947 in Leutkirch im Allgäu ) is a Protestant pastor. Until September 2012 she was dean of the church district of Tübingen of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg .

education and profession

After finishing school in Leutkirch in the Allgäu, Marie-Luise Kling-de Lazzer studied Protestant theology and mathematics for teaching as well as philosophy in Tübingen , Berlin and Zurich .

At the beginning of their studies, in 1966, women were denied access to pastoral work. In 1972 she started a two-year legal traineeship in Tübingen. In 1978 she received her doctorate in Protestant theology with a thesis on religious instruction.

Meanwhile women could also work in the pastoral ministry. In 1979 Marie-Luise Kling-de Lazzer became parish administrator in the Berg district of Stuttgart . In 1981 she went to the Erlöserkirche in Stuttgart and became a permanent pastor there in 1984. Three years later she moved to the Stuttgart Memorial Church. From 1995 to September 2012 she was pastor at the collegiate church in Tübingen and dean in the church district of Tübingen, which has around 90,000 parishioners.

Marie-Luise Kling-de Lazzer was a member of the Chamber for Theology of the Evangelical Church in Germany from 1997 to 2003 .

In 2005 she was the first woman to run for the office of regional bishop in the Evangelical Church in Württemberg . She was supported by the Open Church discussion group . In the election on March 10, 2005 she was defeated by the pastor and deaconry director Frank Otfried July .

Family and private

Marie-Luise Kling-de Lazzer is married and has one child.

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