Cathedral dean Stefan Scholpp is the managing cathedral preacher at Berlin Cathedral.
He leads the services on Sundays and holidays as well as the Saturday evening vespers and the Taizé services. Together with our guest preachers, we celebrate the daily devotions, baptisms, weddings and funerals of the parishioners, and pastoral counseling sessions are also offered. Our cathedral preachers lead the various parish and working groups and represent the cathedral in church committees.
Those with the authority to preach at Berlin Cathedral include, with the exception of the Cathedral Deans who sit on the advisory board of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Präses Dr. Annette Kurschus, Head of the Union of Evangelical Churches (UEK), Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber as well as Berlin Regional Bishop Dr. Stäblein. Furthermore, the Cathedral enjoys a significant number of prominent guest preachers. This includes, in addition to the Bishops of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), the professors from the Faculty of Theology at Humboldt University Berlin as well as other preachers at home and abroad.
But it is not just Evangelical preacher who visit Berlin Cathedral, but also representatives of other denominations and Judaism. For example, it has already become a tradition on Israel's Sunday for a Jewish Rabbi to preach at Berlin Cathedral.