The 9th Assembly gathered together in Bologna has elected a new council. The members for the next four years are Leny Beemer, Arnaud Kientz, Aksel Misje, Olga Rozhmikova and Eva Zudorova. The master of the Order gave dispensation for a extended period for Klaus Bornewasser as a member of the international council.
Leny Beemer from The Netherlands (69 years) is reelected. Leny is married, has two daughters and four grandchildren. After 35 years working in (music)education, she became a theologian. Now she is part of a team for pastoral work and is specialized in liturgy and formation for adults.
Arnaud Kientz (46) of the province of France works in the telecom business and is single. He believes that Europe is very important in our time. There is a richness of customs and traditions in each country and it is important to share this.
Aksel Misje (47) lives in Oslo and is a member of the vicariate of Dacia. Since 2007 he is a final professed Lay Dominican and so is his wife and they have four children. Aksel believes in the Dominican tradition of the rotation of functions. He believes that everyone should take his responsibility.
Olga Rozhmikova (36) from the province of Ukraine-Russia is single and she entered the Catholic Church as a young adult. It is exactly ten years ago when she was solemnly professed as Lay Dominican. She lives in St. Petersburg and is a president of the fraternity in Moscow. Olga is administrator in an yacht school.
Eva Zudorova (50) from the Slovak province is also reelected. Since 1987 Eva is a Lay Dominican and she is responsible for the formation in her province. Eva wants to contribute to the Order and her brothers and sisters in Slovakia support her in this. Eva works as an operations manager at a telecom company.
The representative for the international council (ICLDF) is Klaus Bornewasser. The ECLDF asked the Master of the Order dispensation for a extend period until the next international meeting, because according to the ICLDF-statutes there is no second term. Because of the Jubilee and because of the organisation of the next international meeting the Master gave this dispensation.
Klaus (63) is married and has two children. He is a teacher and headmaster of the school, but will be retired soon. For years he was the president of his fraternity.
The 9th Assembly of the European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF) took place from 21-25 May 2014. Central themes were the formation and the relationship with youth. The next Assembly will be in 2018.