In October 1985, Stephan and Kris went forward at their church missions conference to indicate their openness to serve as missionaries. God gave them a heart for children and for a ministry in a world-class city. In 1987, God further defined their ministry by giving them a vision for Europe and specifically London, England. He also directed them to CEF for a ministry with children.
Stephan and Kris served for ten years as local directors in London, England. During their term there, God was good and built a strong work and national team. In January 2002 they began a new ministry serving as education coordinators for the English, Dutch and French-speaking islands and countries in the Caribbean region.
February 2005, Stephan took on the added responsibility of Regional Director for the CEF North America/Caribbean Region. In December 2012, they stepped into a new role, serving as the Administrators for the Region. They are excited about all that God has in store for them. One day they would like to see qualified instructors and children’s workers in every country of the Caribbean.