The New Apostolic Church in the United States is preparing itself for a change in leadership. The course will be set this coming weekend by the International Church President, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider.
The American District Apostle Leonard R. Kolb (born 1956) will be retiring in September of next year. Apostle John Schnabel (born 1964) has been designated as his successor. The Church leader informed the congregations of these impending changes.
This coming Sunday, Chief Apostle Schneider will assign Apostle Schnabel as a District Apostle Helper so that he can familiarise himself with the USA District and prepare himself for his future tasks.
Leonard R. Kolb was assigned as a District Apostle Helper in 2003 and appointed as a District Apostle in 2008. District Elder John Schnabel was ordained into the Apostle ministry in January 2022. He works as an investment manager. Besides his mother tongue English, he also speaks Spanish.
District Apostle Helper John W. Fendt Jr (born 1957) will also retire in the coming year, in March. In addition to the congregations in the USA, his primary pastoral focus is on the members in Central America.
The NAC USA serves congregations in the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
6 August 2022