Apart from His passion for God, His Word and His people, Richard loves his family and his job as a professional bassoonist in the FrankfurtOpera orchestra. Having grown up in Cape Town, South Africa (as well as in Belgium and in Brazil), Richard loves travelling and seeing different nations. He also enjoys running and has completed several marathons. Richard has a sense of humour (or so he thinks) and figures he can do all things with coffee and prayer. The letter to the Ephesians is one of his favourite dwelling places and he longs to see the Church live in love, unity and power so that the world is impacted with the wisdom and the love of the Father.
Frances was born and raised in Scotland where she studied music. After moving to Germany in 1985, she continued studying the flute at the college of music in Freiburg where she met Richard. After marrying in 1989, they had two sons, Timothy and Christopher. Her life revolves around family and church and she loves encouraging people and seeing them thrive in who God made them to be. Frances loves worship, Bible study and helping the needy. She has a servant heart and notices everything that needs to be attended to. She loves travelling, learning the history of, and experiencing different cultures and especially trying out different kinds of food. Frances is practically minded and with a strong gift in teaching and discernment she has a passion to help people mature in Christ.