Mourning for Winfried Noack

29. Jul. 2019

"But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells." (2 Peter 3:13)

Friedensau Adventist University (FAU) is mourning for the former Prorector

Prof. Dr. phil. Winfried Noack

*24.12.1928     † 27.07.2019

Last Saturday, Winfried Noack (91) died in the presence of his family. He was co-founder of the School of Social Sciences in 1992 and taught at Friedensau Adventist University as professor of social sciences and applied theology until 2009.

Winfried Noack, who was born in Breslau, studied theology at the Theological Seminary Marienhöhe and German philology, history, geography, and philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich. While working as a lecturer from 1965 until 1992 at Schulzentrum Marienhöhe in Darmstadt, he was ordained as pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1962 and got a PhD at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 1966.

As of 1992, he and his wife Renate Noack started developing the study program in the School of Social Sciences. He was a founding member of the Institute for Theological and Social Science Research on Church Development and Mission and of the Institute for Integrative Child, Youth, and Adult Work, to which he was appointed director. In 1995, he was appointed professor, and in 2000, Friedensau Adventist University elected him as prorector for seven years.

He combined his extensive scientific work with practical projects in the surroundings of Friedensau and later on in Darmstadt, where he and his wife spent their retirement. The warmth of the two always conveyed a feeling of commitment and acceptance.

Our sympathy goes to his widow Renate Noack and the family.

Mario Brito
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Prof. Dr. Roland E. Fischer
Tobias H. Koch

The funeral will take place in a close family circle.
The date of the funeral service in Darmstadt, Schulzentrum Marienhöhe, has not yet been set.
Address for condolence: Stefanie Noack-Bürger | Korellweg 1 | D-64297 Darmstadt
E-Mail: ">