About the IDC
What is the IDC?
A movement for the renewal of the permanent diaconate in the Catholic Church.
The Executive BoardConsisting of a Chairman, two Vice Chairmen, one of whom must be a permanent deacon, the wife of a deacon, and the head of the secretariat. Currently:
President: Prof. DDr. Klaus Kießling / Germany
Vice-President: José Espinos / Argentina
Vice-President: Bert Cambre† / Canada
Wife of a deacon: Nelleke Wijngaards Serrarens / Netherlands
Director: Dr. Stefan Sander / Germany
The Assembly of DelegatesThe Assembly of Delegates is an internationally representative group with a maximum of fifteen peolple. All members of the Executive Board are also members of the Assembly of Delegates. Currently:
William T. Ditewig / USA
José Duran y Duran / Brasilia
Greg Garnie / South Africa
Michael Kuhn / Austria
Montserrat Martinez / Spain
Ferenc Molnar / Hungary
Terttu Pohjolainen / Finnland
Charles Dube / Zimbabwe
Fr. Gilbert de Lima / India
ConsultersTony Schmitz / Scotland
Jiri Palacký / Czech Republic
Jean-Pierre Pascual / France
Enzo Petrolino / Italy
The General AssemblyThe General Assembly, comprising all members of the IDC, meeting when necessary and at least once every four years. The General Assembly elects the Executive Board and eight delegates.
The IDC maintains a Secretariat in Rottenburg, run by a salaried Director of the Association.
The IDC has diaconate contacts in18 European and 33 other countries.
The IDC has an international circle of competent advisors to collaborate on important theological questions.