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
Euan is very happily married to Romona and they feel privileged to be the parents of Caleb, Lucy-Mae and Judah. Euan’s primary ministry passions are ministering prophetically, leading worship, and discipling men. Romona’s passions and giftings lie in prophetic ministry, and intercession. She also loves to see creative worship and the arts revealing the glory of God. Outside of ministry, Euan loves date nights with his wife, watching sports, and reminding people that U2 are "the best band in the world," while Romona loves travelling, experimenting in the kitchen and learning about new cuisines, hanging out with friends, movies, and of course date nights with Euan. twitter
Carsten is passionate about encouraging people and enabling them to change the world through the power of God. Moreover, he loves to worship, preach and communicate God’s heart to people through prophecy. Besides working as a pastor at Every Nation Kirche Berlin, Carsten is employed as a social worker with families. He would ideally love to do everything at the same time, because he has so many interests: studying, giving seminars, working out, helping people, dancing, and much more. Carsten loves to travel and meet new people. In his free time he enjoys meeting up with friends over a glass of red wine and talking about deep things.