Christian has worked in the areas of facilities and maintenance for nearly ten years. While the Lord prepared him practically with these skills, God also prepared him through his global experiences working as a missionary with Operation Mobilization on board the ship, Doulos. Working with OM stirred Christian toward what has become a passion for seeing all peoples of the earth united into God’s Kingdom.
Christian was born and raised in a German-speaking Mennonite community in the northern part of Paraguay. As a young teen his family moved to the capital city of Asuncion where he merged in both life and language with the greater Latino community. After two years on the Doulos, and meeting his wife, Linda, Christian moved to the USA where he learned English and graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. The Lord has brought the two of them together to varying parts of the world, filling their lives with incredible stories of His faithfulness. Currently, they are on their greatest adventure to date: raising their two young children.