Originally from Bad Leonfelden in Austria, Theresia Birngruber has been involved in the areas of Music and Media within the last years. She studied in Vienna and holds a diploma in singing, dancing and acting (University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna) as well as a bachelor in communication (University of Vienna). In this context, she has been engaged in various music productions (recently in the musical theatre in Linz) and she has given singing instruction and vocal coaching.
Theresia has been involved in worship ministry for many years, both in her home church in Linz as well as in Vienna. At the same time, she was working as accountant manager for a publishing company (FALTER Verlag) and as consultant in an advertising agency. In March 2016 Theresia moved to Luxembourg and married her husband Thomas, who lives in Luxembourg since 2006. Among other topics, they share a strong interest in the areas of media and social welfare—Thomas works in the managing department of the welfare association Arcus a.s.b.l. and is one of the editors of the monthly magazin “Forum—für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxembourg”). In terms of what Theresia brings to the role, she has been involved in music and singing, both in a professional and in a church context, for over 15 years. She has experience leading worship teams and planning worship services, and she brings a wide variety of musical training and experience to the role. In addition she has great organizational and communication skills.
Concerning her new position at All Nations Church, Theresia says, “Overlooking the city of Luxembourg recently, I was being reminded about the song lyrics ‘I see the Lord, exalted high upon the worship of the people of the earth […] who reigns forever more’. There is something powerful and special if people of different nations and generations are coming together to worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords (as we do on sundays in ANCL). And this king invites us all to meet him—to focus on him in between all circumstances (doubts, troubles, brokenness, sickness, distress, joy). When leading worship I love to create a space where people can enter into the throne room, focus on God and just rest in his presence.”
For more information concerning Theresa’s background and her activities visit www.theresiabirngruber.at