Ken serves as the international director for Europe, overseeing Mission to the World’s vision, ministries, and personnel in Europe. Ken and Tammie began MTW’s Team Berlin in 1993, with the goal of seeing a church-planting multiplication movement started in the eastern area of Berlin. Team Berlin has been involved in a number of church plants over the past 20 years and has earned respect as a model of effective ministry there.
The son of missionary parents, Ken was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany. Following his graduation from Clearwater Christian College, he earned master of divinity and master of Christian education degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss. Ken was involved in church planting in Florida for seven years before joining Mission to the World. Tammie, originally from Columbus, Ohio, is also a graduate of Clearwater Christian College. She has ministered through music, drama, and Bible teaching. Her current ministry focus is teaching others the value and practice of intercessory prayer.
The Matlacks have two grown daughters and several grandchildren.