Discover our People

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…

Kristen Lalley


Born and raised in Maryland to a Christian family, Kristen grew up loving Jesus and crab cakes. She always felt a pull towards cross-cultural ministry; serving on numerous missions trips and hosting children from Belarus every summer. After graduating with a degree in Community Development, she spent time with a software development firm, FEMA Corps,…

Location London
Time on Staff First Year

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…

Mike & Carol Kurtyka


Carol and Mike Kurtyka have been in Europe since 2002 and were part of the team that launched Communitas’ original church plant in Glasgow. They have three adult children Harrison & Lily and Sophie. Mike is a trustee with CAI UK and also supports Upper Room church through a varied ministry to asylum seekers and…

Bethany Labue


Bethany Labue is married to Stephen and they have two beautiful daughters. Bethany has served with the Communitas International since 2004. She began as a recruiter and coordinator of short-term teams and internships while living in California. When she moved to Connecticut with her husband’s job, she began a missional initiative in their local city.…

Time on Staff 18 Years

Ronald & Newdeline Fidele Lamarre


Our ministry journey is spreading the Word of God throughout people in Pignon, Haiti, leading them to turn in faith to Christ, teaching the youth how to be closer to God, not a gun, supporting people in their needs, and encouraging them. Deut 15:11

Location Pignon
Time on Staff 1 Year

Jack LoMonaco


Jack is a native Californian whose life journey has led him to live in the Netherlands for the past 30 plus years. In 1985 he left his secure government job with the US Dept. of Treasury to do a 6-month Discipleship Training School with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). This ‘short-term’ missions experience was so…

The Longard Family


Leon grew up in northeast Wisconsin. After high school, he moved to Minneapolis, MN to attend North Central University and graduated in 1992 with a degree in Biblical Studies and Humanities. A year later, he and Tina began courting and were married in 1994. They spent most of the next thirteen years in the Twin…

Philip & Martha Matthews


Philip is from Ireland, and became a follower of Jesus as a teenager. Meeting together with other believers to pray and study the Word and sharing the Good News in his hometown very soon became a lifestyle.  Philip felt a burden for Ireland, as, although a very religious country, there were so few who knew…