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Meet our trainers. 

Our slogan says: following Jesus in a colorful movement. That is why we are looking for pioneers and churches who are ready to plant an intercultural church. As ICP we want to support and coach them individually and collectively. We are delight to introduce you to our trainers.

Marcus Rose ICP Europe Trainer Intercultural Church Plants

Marcus Rose

Marcus grew up in East Germany, in a tiny village somewhere behind the Iron Curtain. That might explain the “underground vibe”. Not the whole “being like the wind”-thing. According to him, he got that one from Jesus. And like Jesus, he sometimes just shows up. For example on a train. He is known for his expertise with a movement of house churches.


Chad Holland

Chad now serves as the CEO and Overseer of the King of Kings Family of Ministries, which is a network of connected congregations and ministries, primarily serving Israel, but also includes a number of communities abroad. It is his passion to plant intercultural churches of Jews and gentiles in Israel an abroad. All the way from King of Kings Jerusalem as a base church.

Joost Klok

Joost Klok

My name is Joost Klok and I work for Alpha in the Netherlands for over 10 years now. My passion is to see lively churches where people experience the love of God and many people discover Gods love for the first time in their lives. I am excited about the ICP churchplanting movement and committed to support you in the best way I can. Expertise: Alpha trainer.

Philip Kirkland

Philip Kirkland

Philip has been serving the church in Athens, Greece since 2012. Born and raised in the United States, Philip has a heart to see healthy multicultural churches established in Greece, and he is currently the pastor of the Greek Intercultural Church of Athens. He has been married for 19 years to his lovely wife Joy and together they have 3 teenage children.


Apollo Makara

Apollo Makara is originally from Rwanda, he lived and studied in Belgium, and now resides with his Dutch wife in Rotterdam. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the New Testament. His passion is to equip church leaders through biblical training. He also serves at Tyndale Seminary & NET Foundation. Expertise: New Testament, biblical training.


René Breuel

René Breuel grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is the Founding Pastor of Hopera, a church in Rome, Italy. He has a masters degree from Regent College and from Oxford University and is the author of The Paradox of Happiness. Expertise: intercultural preaching


Sarah Breuel

Sarah Breuel serves as the Director of Revive Europe and the Evangelism Training Coordinator for IFES Europe. Included in Christianity Today’s “33 under 33” list of leaders to watch, Sarah served as Chair of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Global Gathering 2016. Originally from Brazil and currently living in Rome, Sarah has worked for IFES in four national movements in the last 16 years (Brazil, Canada, Norway, and Italy) and currently works in the European region. She has a business degree, an MDiv from Regent College, and serves globally in the Lausanne Board of Directors. Sarah is married to René. They have planted a vibrant church in Rome and have two boys: Pietro and Matteo.

Intercultural Church Plants ICP Theo

Theo Visser

Theo grew up in the region of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Theo has a great passion for the God of diversity. And ever more for helping people to encounter Jesus and become his follower, in such a way that this fire will spread. So, Theo has made his work out of this passion.


Alex Ndemezo

Alex Ndemezo is originally from Rwanda. He is the pastor and church planter of LIVE Erasmus in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His cultural intelligence and knowledge of leadership and leadership training makes him an excellent trainer for intercultural church planting.

Jean-Marc Fritsch

Jean-Marc Fritsch

During my 30 years among unreached people groups in Africa the Lord Jesus taught me how to move from institution to movement ; from beeing church focused to Kingdom of God centered with the results of hundreds of churches planted by disciples who multiply AND transformation occured with community development principles. Back in France, we continue to mobilize and equip thousands to be workers in the Harvest.

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson

Rich has lived & led missional communities for over 20 years, and spent 8 years on staff overseeing Missional Communities in Sheffield at St Thomas’ church. Him that role, he trained hundreds of leaders to start, sustain and multiple missional communities across the city in multiple cultures & context. For the last 12 years, Rich has trained leaders across the globe in the culture, infrastructure and practice needed for missional communities to thrive.


Alice Atkins

Alice is passionate about all things intercultural—relationships, ministry, teaching, coaching, values, food, etc. As a third culture kid who was born in the Philippines to Hong Kong Missionaries and grew up in the U.S., she has spent many years digging deeper into her own bicultural identity and the dynamics of 24 years of intercultural marriage. In her 20 years of campus ministry experience with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, Alice has worked in various mutiethnic settings across the country, with colleagues spanning various generations and backgrounds. She currently works as a supervisor and trainer for international student ministries with IFES Netherlands and enjoys supervising her multinational team. She is a CQ Certified Professional by the Cultural Intelligence Center, LLC. She also holds a master's degree in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in business from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.