Leadership team

Clara Steinbrecher

Grüss Gott, my name is Clara Steinbrecher (born in 1997) and I have been privileged to head Maria 1.0 since May 2021. When I’m not working for Maria 1.0 I’m study mathematics education and school psychology in Eichstätt, Germany. I live there with my husband in a small apartment near the center of town. I’m a wholehearted Catholic and love being able to share my faith and the hope and joy associated with it through Maria 1.0. The Catholic Church, with all its faults and weaknesses, gives me support and confidence by giving me the opportunity to remain united with Jesus Christ through the sacraments. At the hand of the Holy Mother of God, who probably has the closest relationship with Jesus that one can imagine, I want to let myself be led ever deeper into faith in Jesus and therefore gladly ask her for her intercession for me and for the whole Catholic Church, of which she is the Mother.

Jessica Brandstetter

Grüss Gott, my name is Jessica Brandstetter (born in 1997) and I have been privileged to support Clara Steinbrecher in her leadership role in Maria 1.0 since fall of 2021. At the moment, my psychology major here in Eichstätt in the beautiful Altmühltal (Old Mill Valley) is taking up most of time. But I originally come from Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria), was born in Altötting, and the Mother of God time and again played a great role in my finding my way to the fullness of faith in the Catholic church. Coming from an agnostic to atheist family, I can say today, not least through great graces bestowed upon me, that I am Catholic, I like being Catholic, and I stand behind the unabridged and unadorned teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. I am involved with Mary 1.0 because I want to be a living witness to the faith that Jesus Christ revealed to us and that has been handed down to us through the apostles and their successors, the popes.