Gareth and Taryn’s dream is to be part of a church-planting movement that re-ignites reformation in Germany. They met while at university in Grahamstown, South Africa and later served together as the senior pastors there of His People Christian Church. They planted Every Nation Berlin in September 2009 along with a team that relocated from South Africa. Gareth has lived in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa, and his core passions are fathering leaders, planting churches, and reforming the nations. Outside of family and ministry Gareth loves socialising with friends, reading, travelling, eating a good steak, and theological debates. Taryn was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and her life story is a powerful testimony of God’s healing, restoration and victory. Her deep passions are authenticity, justice, restoration, caring for creation, worship and mothering. In her spare time she enjoys creative crafts, reading, travelling, gardening and pottering around the house. Together they have four gorgeous children, Joseph, Jenna, Katarina and Benjamin. twitter | blog
Chris and Anita are passionate about making Jesus famous in Berlin! They grew up in South Africa, Chris on warm beaches, swimming, surfing, and getting his fair share of injuries from touch rugby games, and Anita on a farm, where she loved exploring the green hills barefoot with her dogs. In 2008 they moved to Berlin to help plant Every Nation Kirche Berlin. On the way they fell in love, got married and now have two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Eva-Marie. Chris's primary ministry passions are preaching, leadership training, and language and visual communication. Anita is very passionate about preaching, discipleship, and social justice. Chris and Anita regularly throw house parties - which they are convinced is the best way to celebrate with friends and meet new people. twitter | Chris' blog | Anita's blog
Carsten and Luisa's heart's desire is to encourage and enable people to follow God and change the world in His power. Both love worship, spending time in the presence of God, giving words from God to others prophecy and prayer. Besides his work as a pastor, Carsten works as a social worker with families. He would love to do everything at once because he has so many different interests: studying, giving seminars, plaiyng sport, helping people, dancing, and much more. Luisa is studying to become a teacher in German and music, and she loves to impart knowledge and to support young people in their talents and abilities. Together they love discovering beautiful places all over the world, and laughing and talk deeply with their friends over a good red wine in beautiful Berlin.
Marina came to Every Nation Kirche Berlin in 2017 and found her spiritual family here. Since May 2019 she has been responsible for Every Nation Campus Berlin and also leads our ministry for women in need. Her desire is to see the love and power of God healing broken hearts and setting them free. In her free time she likes being active - but only in one sport and once a week: volleyball :) She loves spending time with her friends, where they can grow closer to Jesus together and challenge each other.