The brains behind the academy

The team of over 50 employees is passionately committed to providing enriching stays for our guests.

PD Dr Achim Budde

Academy Director

Dr Astrid Schilling

Head of Programme & Documentation / Head of Studies: Theology, Ecumenism, Literature, Film Work

Benita Bockholt

Assistance Public Relations

Cornelia Brotzeller


Dr Martin Dabrowski

Director of Studies: Business, Social Ethics, Ecology, Media, Digital Transformation

Dominik Fröhlich (currently on parental leave)

Director of Studies: Philosophy, Literature, Psychology, Romano Guardini

Sophia Haggenmueller (currently on parental leave)

Director of Studies: Social Media, Society

Corana Hoffmann

Event organisation processing

Dr Stephanie Janz

Director of Studies

Dr Johannes Schießl

Director of Studies: Church and Society, Philosophy, Music, Medicine

Dr Alexander Seibold

Media Officer

Dr Robert Walser

Head of Studies: History, Editorial Director "zur Debatte

Michael Zachmeier

Director of Studies: Literature, Art Exhibitions, Natural Sciences

Peter Ziegler

Staff position communication

Alexander Wilhelm

Division Manager: Conference Centre and Guest House

Sylke Grünwald

Head of Reservation and Reception

Jane Benjamin


Claudia Mattejat


Tobias Mayer


Reiner Witzenberger

Head of Finance & Personnel

Margarete Früh


Anamaria Jieanu


Susanne Kellner

Head of Housekeeping & Kitchen

Marijan Srsa

Deputy Head of Housekeeping

Gerhard Schlierf


Sihan Khan

Deputy chef

Gerhard Schlierf


Team Kitchen

Susanne Kellner

Head of Housekeeping & Kitchen

Team Service

Susanne Kellner

Head of Housekeeping & Kitchen

Cleaning team

N.N. (Currently not occupied)

Head of Technology & Buildings