IEC Staff members
Pastor Samuel is married to Elina and has three children: Noah, Elia, and Sarah. The family moved from Germany to Finland in 2006 and has been attending the IEC since 2007. Samuel was appointed senior pastor in 2013. He is excited about music, languages, books, and football.
"I am convinced that Jesus is the best news this world will ever hear and am passionate about his church. This is why I love and agree with Peter’s statement:
Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.
IEC Office Manager Willem is married to his Finnish wife, Hanna-Leena, whom he met in South Africa. They have three kids Benjamin, Lukas and Emilia. Willem started working for IEC in September 2002. He is responsible for administrative and financial stewardship at the IEC and plans retreats and courses together with volunteers. He also oversees the Mission Church and its usage and does fundraising and reporting. Working at IEC is like a foretaste of what heaven might be like. All nations, & brothers and sisters seeking intimacy with God and one another.
Willem's why is: Practically serving people to dramatically change their circumstances.
"One of my gifts is to encourage people, and probably a life verse for me would be:
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called "Today", so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
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