The Rev. Dr Karin Achtelstetter is the general secretary of the World Association for Christian Communication.
From 1999 until 2002, she served as the media relations officer and coordinator of the Public Information Team of the World Council of Churches.
Karin Achtelstetter is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. She has studied theology, Jewish studies, sociology, and psychology, holds M.A.s in theology and women's studies, and was conferred Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) by the Academy of Ecumenical Indian Theology and Church Administration in Chennai, India.