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Greg Ellis

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In the fall of 2013, Greg and his wife, Kari, were recommended to plant a church in the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Only recently was Greg introduced to Communitas International – but he is excited to work in this movement that desires to see God touch the lives of people. God has…

Marcelo & Elise Farinelli

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The Farinelli’s are an international family of four, currently serving in Italy as missionaries. Marcelo was born in Brazil, moved to Italy as a teenager to plant a church with his family, and then went to the States to study music ministry at Northwest University outside of Seattle. That’s where the love began! Marcelo and…

Karen Fatas

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What started in 2017 as a call in my living room has turned into a three year ministry with Communitas training department. The training department exists to facilitate dialogue and discernment for starting and shaping missional churches around the world that love like Jesus in their neighborhoods. This involves leading people outside the walls to…

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Daphne & David Fisher

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In Spain and Portugal, where Daphne and Dave have been for over a decade now, new people they meet ask where they are from, no UK/Irish accent being detected. “California” they say and the most common response is “why would you move here?! California is an amazing place!” Well, they moved here to reintroduce people…

Marcus & Karen Fritsch

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Marcus and his wife Karen were some of the first who applied and worked with the six dynamics long before they were called the ”Dynamic Adventure”. They were leading a missional and experimental pilot project in one of the most secular areas of the world, Sweden, trying to develop new forms of congregations and more…

Bob Gerken

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After spending 25 years in the business world Bob, along with his wife Kendall, joined Communitas in 2000. They were on teams in Glasgow and Paris before returning to the States in 2006 to be closer to their four children and nine grandchildren. Bob says he’s been extremely blessed to be able to use his…

Stuart & Lynsey Gilmour

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Lynsey (1986), and Stuart (1980), have two girls Indie (2014) and Hiromi (2016), and live in Stenhousemuir, near Falkirk, in central Scotland.They started their relationship in 2010, had two dates in the space of a week before Lynsey travelled to Tokyo on a working holiday for 9 months! Their relationship developed via Skype, and when…

Paul & Karen Haenze

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Life is full of wonderful and unexpected surprises! When Karen arrived in Germany to homeschool the children of a missionary couple, she had no idea that a certain soldier named Paul would become not only her best friend but her life partner in ministry. Those early years in Germany were formative in developing a vision…

Riley & Lauren Hall

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Riley and Lauren have been in Glasgow since November 2020, where they work with The Upper Room Church, a dual-language community made up primarily of Iranian refugees and asylum seekers. Though they are both involved in a range of ministries within the church, Lauren’s primary focus is on overseeing and leading musical worship, while Riley…

Bryan & Terry Harms

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Bryan and Terry returned to Terry’s home city, leaving their adult kids in western Canada, to help the Latin American team build a ministry network serving church-planters and Kingdom project initiators in Brazil. Their experience and passion lie in small group development as well as personal coaching in the area of emotional and spiritual development.