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Staff, SLK, Board


One of the ÖSM’s core principles is that it is student-led. It is intended that students reach out to other students. However, the student groups (and especially their leaders) receive support from their respective staff member. Each staff member is responsible for the groups within a certain region, as well as an area of the ÖSM’s overall work.
The general secretary oversees the work done by the ÖSM. He is responsible for the goals, organization, staff care and evaluation of the entire ÖSM ministry.

Christian Pichler (general secretary)

Areas of responsibility: coordination and overall management of the ÖSM’s ministry, international networking


Petra Krömer (traveling secretary)

Regions: Innsbruck, Salzburg


Thomas Hagmüller (traveling secretary)

Region: Vienna


Rachel Gibbs (staff)

Regions: Upper Austria and Lower Austria


Tim Jackson (staff)

Region: Graz

Christopher Wurm (intern)

Region: Vienna


Gareth Evans (InterAction staff)

Region: Vienna


Student executive committee (SLK)

The national “Student executive committee” (Studentenleitungskreis/SLK) is comprised of the leaders of every city group in Austria. This committee meets once every semester to make decisions about strategic nationwide activities, as well as to exchange experiences and encourage one another. The SLK is lead by the SLK leader or the SLK leadership team (the leadership-leadership-team, so to speak).

Damaris (SLK leader)

Areas of responsibility: SLK weekend, coordinating the student leaders in Austria

Lukas (SLK leader)

Areas of responsibility: SLK weekend, coordinating the student leaders in Austria



Besides its legal function, the board’s main responsibility is supervision (e.g. employees, finances, theological direction). Its membership is compromised of those who were actively involved with ÖSM when they were students.

Bernhard Kasberger


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Peter Hagmüller

Deputy Chairman

Johannes Kasberger

Chief Financial officer, communication and homepage


Veronika Hagmüller


Stefan Buser

Deputy Secretary