Stefan and Rochelle and their children are an international family. Originally from Canada, Rochelle met Stefan, a Dutchman, at a Leadership conference hosted by the Willow Creek Community Church in November, 1995. After learning about church leadership, they each returned to their homes and kept in contact.
In August 1997 they married in Vancouver, Canada, and set up house in Den Haag, the Netherlands. They have both been actively involved in a number of areas of ministry in their home church there, including music, children’s worship, administration and leadership.
After heeding the call to the South of France, they have become involved in building relationships with both English and French residents in their community. They are presently involved in the leadership team of a multi-national non-denominational church in the Pézenas area.
Stefan and Rochelle have four children: Eline ('00); Noah ('02); Joshua ('04); and Hanna ('07). They were each bilingual (English/Dutch) upon arriving in France, and are now unrecognizable as foreigners in their respective school communities.