Thomas Schalla

Dean Church District Karlsruhe, Regional Church of Baden, Germany

He heads the city church district of Karlsruhe with over 900 employees and over 72,000 Protestant parishioners. He is responsible for the change process of the Protestant Church and the adaptation of church strategies for the optimization of properties and structures of the church in Karlsruhe.
As Chairman of the Education and Diakonia Committee of the Regional Synod of the Evangelical Regional Church in Baden and as a member of the Regional Church Council, he is also involved in the political steering of the adaptation processes in the Evangelical Regional Church in Baden.

Until 2008 he was head of the children and youth work of the Evangelical Church in Baden. From 1999 to 2007 he was pastor in Karlsruhe.

He studied theology and diaconal sciences at the University of Heidelberg.