I just found out that Thomas Reiner is now the Stake President in Berlin. Thomas was the bishop of the Dahlem ward while I was serving there as a missionary in the mid-1990s, and has always been a wonderful example of the most Christlike kind of Church leadership. I have been fortunate enough to have returned to Berlin many times since my mission, and each time I make an effort to attend the Dahlem ward, largely to see Thomas (and many other members with whom I worked closely and with whom I have been fortunate enough to maintain contact). His brother Christian also taught me much while we were students together in the German department at BYU and as my supervisor while we were both teaching together at the MTC in the 90s.
I am happy to know the Church in Berlin is in good hands with Thomas Reiner and his counsellors at the helm. I am sure that he is the right man at the right time for this assignment and look forward to growth in the Berlin stake.