Q. Tell us about your family.
A. I am married to the man whom I have loved since I was 17. His name is Roland. He is general secretary of the German YMCA, linguist, author, evangelist, and Bible translator.
Q. Give us a brief overview of your work and ministry.
A. I am the leader of Christus-Treff, a local church in Marburg, Germany. We have over seven hundred people attending every week, plus a church plant in Berlin and a guesthouse in Jerusalem. I am involved in several national ministries for and with women (Prisca, Filia, book projects, etc.). I am also the senior associate for women in the Lausanne Movement and lead a mentoring group of eight women from Austria, Germany, and Latvia through Leighton Ford Ministries. I am an author and evangelist among women.
Q. What is your favorite quote?
A. “There are two things that I have learned. The first one: there is a God. The second one: it is not me!”
Q. Who has been the most influential person in your life/ministry, and why?
A. The most influential person is my husband, Roland. He has helped me to develop my natural and spiritual gifts, challenged me to grow in many areas of life, and accompanied me on my journey of faith.
Evangelism. On Point.
Q. Describe a time in which you shared your faith
A. I was speaking at an evangelistic women's
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Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
A. No matter what you do, work at it with all your might (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
Q. What one issue do you believe is the greatest barrier to evangelism, and why?
A. In my cultural and spiritual context, it is materialism and post-modernity. People are indifferent and not interested in evangelism. This includes both non-Christians and Christians.
Q. What book do you most often recommend to others to read, and why?
A. I recommend a book by Lynn Smith called Gender or Giftedness and one by David Hamilton and Loren Cunninham called Why Not Women? The time has come to encourage and empower women to use all the spiritual gifts that God has given them for the sake of the gospel. These two books provide us with good theological research and answers to many questions regarding the ministry of women.
Q. What would you like to be doing in five years?
A. Encourage more women to do what God has called them to do. Write more books and preach at evangelistic outreaches so that many will hear the gospel.
Q. How can people be praying for you?
A. Please pray for our Lausanne Penpals Program. Since Cape Town 2010, about one hundred women from around the world have stayed connected and kept in touch, encouraging each other and praying for each other.