Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Juergen Holtrop

About us

This, then, is how you ought to regard us:
as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed.
1 Corinthians 4:1

Our Congregation

We are a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover, belonging to the Conference of Aurich within the region of East Frisia (Sprengel Ostfriesland).
Our congregation consists of approximately 2100 members living in four villages: Holtrop, Akelsbarg, Felde, and Wrisse.

Here you can find us on the map.


Bild Pastor Andreas Chrzanowski
Having served our congregation for 18 years, Pastor Andreas Chrzanowski and Pastor Viola Chrzanowski have taken leave from our congregation in order to take up new calls in Hanover.

We are currently in the call process and hope to have a new pastor before too long.
Bild Pastorin Viola Chrzanowski

Construction in progress!
Our website is just new. We still have some works in progress.
For instance we still need some photos and the consent of some of the people photographed.
We hope to be able to present a more perfect website soon!

Church Council

Our church council consists of six members, with Mr. Bernhard Lienemann as its president.

Picture: Johanne Adden
Johanne Adden
Picture: Heidi Wolzen
Heidi Wolzen
Picture: Edda Klöver
Edda Klöver
Picture: Bernhard Lienemann
Bernhard Lienemann
Picture: Karin Tammen
Karin Tammen
Picture: Jürgen Goes
Jürgen Goes

Staff and Volunteers

A congregation is alive in its members.

Many people contribute to moving a congregation forward. We would like to introduce you to some of our staff members and volunteer leaders:

Part-Time Staff

Picture: Hildegard Haller
Hildegard Haller
Picture: Marianne Flessner
Marianne Flessner

Leaders of Choirs and Music Groups

Brass Choir:

Brass Choir:
Enno Hinrichs
Picture: Marianne Flessner
Children's Choir
Recorder Group:
Marianne Flessner
Guitar Group
Elke Trauernicht
Guitar Group
Elfriede Lienemann

Picture: Pastor Andreas Chrzanowski am Keyboard
Band "kreuz und quer",
Band "The Holy Seven",
Gospel Choir:
Andreas Chrzanowski

Picture: Pastorin Viola Chrzanowski mit Gitarren
Children's Guitar Group:
Viola Chrzanowski

Volunteer Leaders of Congregational Groups

Picture: Anna Hinrichs
Women's Group I:
Anna Hinrichs
Picture: Anita Janssen
Seniors' Afternoon:
Anita Janssen
Seniors' Afternoon:
Women's Group II:
Group for Parents and Toddlers:
Picture: AA-Logo
Alcoholics Anonymous
and Al-Anon

Sunday School

Picture: Karin Loewe
Sunday School:
Karin Loewe
Sunday School:
Picture: Maike Wachtendorf
Sunday School:
Maike Wachtendorf

Contact us

If you wish to contact us, you can send us a message here.

1 Corinthians 3

St. Paul writes:

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it,
but God has been making it grow.

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything,
but only God, who makes things grow.
The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose,
and they will each be rewarded according to their work.

For we are God's fellow-workers;
you are God's field, God's building.

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