| 1632 series |
POD: May, 1631
|Appearance(s):||Grantville Gazette II|
Jost Duerr was the senior pastor of St. John's Church in Badenburg and the scion of an influential family. He was a senior to Steffan Schultheiss, the pastor of St. Nicholas' Church. Duerr was well connected with Badenburg's town council and politics, and was quite quick to change sides when it suited him.
After the Ring of Fire, Schultheiss sought spiritual guidance from Duerr concerning Grantville and of God, but Duerr frequently twisted Schultheiss' understanding to whatever Duerr thought might lead to his political advantage and Schultheiss' detriment. Because of this, Schultheiss turned to the junior pastors of both St. John's and St. Nicholas' for help.
Later, Duerr was surprised when Schultheiss' took a more tolerant stance on God and organized religion. Duerr condemned his fellow pastor as irresponsible and endangering the souls of his (Schultheiss') congregation.