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Bryan & Rachel Hehr

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Bryan grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn’t until high school that his faith became real. After studying finance at the University of Colorado, Bryan entered into ministry, serving in a college ministry as well as overseeing the finances at a local church. Through leading numerous short-term trips with these two ministries, God…

Justus & Samantha Heyman


Justus and Samantha Heyman along with their four children Isaiah, Thea, Silas and Grace, have been serving the Lord in France since 2005. They have been serving in the Pays de Gex area near Geneva, Switzerland since 2009. Justus served as the associate pastor over youth and young adults at Crossroads Church Ferney Voltaire for…

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Time on Staff 17 Years

Monique Hoven


Monique’s story begins in California, where she was raised in a Christian family, by Dutch immigrant parents. As she grew up, so did her faith in a God who is not distant, but near and wants to be in relationship with us. She grew up visiting family in the Netherlands about every other summer and…

Julie Ippolito


As often is the case with many of us, Julie has come to recognize that throughout her entire life, God’s hand has been mapping her course for such a time as this. With a family representing generations of pastors and missionaries, she has witnessed firsthand “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of professional…

Kevin & Kathy Johnson


Our journey to Communitas began with a dream. A dream of experiencing the beauty of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. When I realized Communitas was making that happen our family was off to The Netherlands to be a part of such a grace-filled enterprise. We have never looked back. After pastoring Crossroads Church of…

Rodney & Solea Johnson


Solea and her husband, Rodney, joined Communitas in 2014. They had served as church planters in Montevideo, Uruguay for over 15 years. During their time in Uruguay, they were constantly asking God to show them a model of what a “truly Uruguayan church” would look like among Montevideo’s professional class. Uruguayan culture is both secular…

Jon, Kristyn, Addy & Jax Ritner


Jon and Kristyn served in a “mega church” in Williamsburg, Virginia for 10 years before moving to Brussels, Belgium to help plant “micro churches” as part of Communitas’ project, The Well. In 2015, Jon returned to the States to apply the lessons they learned about adapting the church to post-Christendom, initially as Lead Pastor of Ecclesia…

Michael, Vanessa & Joseph Katzenberger


Michael, Vanessa and their son Joseph reside in Warsaw, Poland. Michael served with Saddleback and Calvary Community Churches before coming onto the Communitas staff in 2004. Vanessa served as an employment specialist for World Relief (Seattle) before joining Communitas in 2015. Michael leads the advancement team for Eastern and Central Europe coaching and training leaders…

Mike Kuder


Mike was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. He spent the first 20+ years of his working life building the family business alongside his parents. In 2004 he had his first exposure to mission and ministry in Europe. Observing the vast difference between American Christian culture and that of post-modern, post-christendom Europe was a…

Aline Kuiper

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I was born and raised in the Netherlands and studied Spanish, French and international (European) law at the University of Amsterdam.Since that time, my love for this country and its passionate, lively people has grown ever since. After a discipleship training with YWAM in Madrid in 2004, my desire to be involved in missions got…