Yves Kéler

KÉLER, Yves. b. Metz, 25 April 1939; d. Haguenau, 12 June 2018. Kéler was a conservative Lutheran Pastor in Alsace, and a hymn writer who translated Martin Luther*’s hymns, and chorales by Paul Gerhardt* and Johann Heermann*. He was the author of Le Culte Protestante (2006).  The son of Pierre Kéler and Lucie Lischer, he was catechised and confirmed in Metz by a Lutheran pastor, Alfred Griesbeck. Griesbeck encouraged Yves to teach in Sunday School and to study theology after his schooling in Metz. Kéler was ordained in 1962 and held curacies in several parishes in and around Strasbourg. On 25 July 1964 he married Denise Lortz. They had two daughters, Isabelle and Christine. He pastored...

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