Ben sensed God’s call to cross-cultural mission through his experiences in Romania and Slovakia as a college student. Anna grew up in a missionary family in Pakistan and felt called back to the mission field as a teenager. Ben and Anna met as two-year MTW missionaries serving in Berlin, where they participated in the final stages of establishing a church in the former East Berlin. Ben taught English as an outreach and led music for the new church, while Anna took part in children’s ministries.
They married in 2010 as Ben began work on his master of divinity degree at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas with the plan to return to church-planting work in Berlin, where both felt that the Lord still had work for them.
In Berlin, Ben and Anna hope to be part of nurturing a church-planting movement, in the midst of the long-divided city’s spiritual darkness, through service and outreach to young families, Bible teaching and discipleship, and equipping a new generation of German church leaders in partnership with the Martin Bucer Seminary.