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Stefan & Rochelle van der Veer


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,…

Drew & Christine Van Tiem


Drew and Christine met in Salford, UK, for a gap year, working with local churches and schools. A few years later, after marrying and living in Chicago in the US, they returned to the UK, this time to Edinburgh to begin their work there. Full of joy and heartache, failures and successes, their time in…

Faith Vines


Faith Vines, currently residing in Tennessee, has a heart for the refugee community and has felt God’s calling on her life to fulfill this ministry focus with Communitas. She will be engaging in a three-month internship in Sicily, where she will be working with the local Sicilian community, as well as the refugee community that…

Location Sicily
Time on Staff 1 Year

Richard & Riekje Wallace


Richard, from the UK, and Riekje, from Holland, are the parents of four outgoing young-adult children. They love to use their gift of hospitality and a down-to earth spirituality, to draw people into authentic, Christ-centred community. They currently reside in Madrid, Spain. In 1996 they joined Christian Associates International (now Communitas) and worked for 23…

Location Madrid
Time on Staff 26 Years

Wes & Cindy White

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Wes & Cindy were the founders of Communitas’ original Glasgow church plant, Mosaic. They are now leading a house church, Upper Room Church, that is made up mainly of Iranian refugees and they serve in preaching, worship and pastoral roles. Wes also serves as the Communitas UK Advancement Team leader and teaches at the Scottish School of…

Bob & Elizabeth Wilson

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Bob and Elizabeth, met while university students in Fredonia, NY where Liz was majoring in Music (violin), and Bob was studying Human Resources Management. They were both leaders in their campus fellowship, Chi Alpha, and after graduating, moved first to Albany and then Ithaca NY to plant campus ministries at the University of Albany and…

Alexis Wolf

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Lexie is from Oxnard California and is involved in her small church community that meets in a Barn on Sunday nights. She served as a youth leader in a local church called Calvary Chapel Oxnard. In the spring of 2019, Lexie felt like the Lord was calling her somewhere globally. After praying about it for…