Training as a nurse, a deacon since 1987, working as a social worker in the inclusive Grundschule in Templin/Brandenburg. Additional training as educator, as a pastor (KSA) and mediator (BM). Married with Karen Kerner (she is working as a general general physician ), four adult children, since years member of MMH/MMS, ,stayed 1990-1992 with his family in Health Center of the Anglican Diocese of Western Tanganyika (DWT) in Shunga / Tanzania, where his wife was working as a medical docotor.