The first assistant
Rev. Fr. Niklaus Pfluger was born on November 3, 1958, in Oensingen (Switzerland). He entered the seminary of Zaitzkofen (Germany) in 1978, and was ordained priest in 1984. After one year in the priory of Oberriet, he was prior in Basel from 1985 to 1989. Superior of the district of Switzerland in 1989, he was appointed rector of the seminary of Zaitzkofen in 1991. In 1998, he resumed the charge of district Superior of Switzerland. Nominated superior of the district of Germany in 2004, he was elected first general assistant in the 2006 Chapter. Fr. Pfluger speaks French and German.