Matthew and Femke Helland have been in Amsterdam since 2005. They started the first church, New Life West, in their living room. Currently they are leading Iglesia Vida Nueva as well as helping out Spanish speaking individuals who work in the sex industry. Matthew is the Founder and International Director of RUAH.
Lem was born in Zimbabwe, Africa, and graduated from Union University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry and Business Management. He was ordained in 2009 with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Lem has been married to his wonderful wife Tobey for 12 years and they have 4 kids. He loves seeing those who don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior get to know Him for the first time. He has a heart to speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves and to see more people come to a loving, life-giving relationship with the Lord.
Richard Stals is a passionate, life-long disciple of Jesus Christ. Coming to faith at 10 years old and entering the ministry at 15, Richard has served in bi-vocational ministry in Perth Western Australia for almost 30 years. He wholeheartedly believes that the Gospel message is the hope of this world and that the local Church is vital to God’s work and will. A gifted prophetic minister, he loves to see people have authentic, life-changing encounters with a good God.