The New Apostolic Church International is divided into several District Churches which are led by District Apostles. Supreme leader and supreme clerical authority of the church is the Chief Apostle. The present Chief Apostle, since Whitsun 2013, is Jean-Luc Schneider. The position of the Chief Apostle can be compared to the position that Petrus had amongst the Apostles.
The members closest to the Chief Apostle are the District Apostles with their groups of Apostles. The District Apostles are also the presidents of the individual District Churches. Responsible for the District of Switzerland is District Apostle Markus Fehlbaum.
Bishops, District Elders and District Ministers assist the Apostles in performing regional duties. The centre of church life are the individual Congregations. The Apostles assign Shepherds, Evangelists or Congregational Rectors to lead the congregations. These are in turn assisted by further Ministers and Deacons.
The roughly 10,5 Million new apostolic christians who live worldwide on five continents and in 65,000 congregations, belong to all social levels, peoples and generations.