Term in office
|15 November 1961||Subdeacon|
|11 November 1962||Deacon|
|18 August 1963||Priest|
|30 May 1971||Evangelist and congregation chief|
|12 April 1973||District Elder|
|18 July 1976||Bishop|
|25 May 1980||Apostle|
|7 June 1981||District Apostle of the Switzerland district|
|22 May 1988||Chief Apostle|
|15 May 2005||Retirement|
He was ordained Chief Apostle by his predecessor Hans Urwyler at his bedside in the hospital. Because of the severe disease which made Chief Apostle Hans Urwyler unfit for service in July 1987, he entrusted Richard Fehr with his substitution and ordained him Chief Apostle Helper on 28 August 1987. On 3 May 1988, Fehr was ordained Chief Apostle by the very ill Urwyler. Fehr officially assumed this office on 22 May 1988 in Fellbach, Germany.
Fehr later ordained Wilhelm Leber his successor on 15 May 2005 in Fellbach and officially asked him for his own retirement.
Health deterioration and death
Since the end of this mandate, he started to experience some health problems. In 2010 he suffered a stroke, which resulted in partial paralysis. After a short time of rehabilitation he progressed a little, in words of Leber.
Finally, he died on the evening of 30 June 2013.
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- "Spring 2011 ~ Religious Instruction Lesson #3" (PDF). New Apostolic Church USA. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Announcement: Chief Apostle Richard Fehr has suffered a stroke". New Apostolic Church International. 11/08/2010. Retrieved 30 June 2013. Check date values in:
- "Chief Apostle Richard Fehr has passed away". New Apostolic Church. Retrieved 2 June 2013.