Dyck, Al & Elizabeth

LocationMadrid, Spain
PositionDirector of Member Care; Church Planters
Staff ID40495

AlDyck2.jpgBio/Description: Read about the first couple ever to have met and married after each had served several years with CA!

Al and Elizabeth each grew up in strong Christian homes and churches, learning from early ages the importance of devoting one's life to God.  Al joined CA in 1994 and moved to Berlin, Germany, as part of a church-planting team for which he eventually became the team leader in 1997.  In 2001, he took on a new role as CA's Director of Europe Operations and moved to The Hague, The Netherlands.  Elizabeth joined CA in 2003 and moved to Florence, Italy, in 2004 to pioneer with a church-planting team.  While in The Netherlands, Al faced the unthinkable tragedy of losing his wife of 17 years to cancer, but he remained in The Netherlands, continuing to serve with CA.  When Elizabeth moved to The Netherlands to work in Member Care for CA, God gave both of them the biggest surprise of their lives when He ignited a strong love between them.  Now, they have been married since February 2, 2008, and God is richly blessing their family.  They have three teenagers, Daniel (living in Arizona), Robert, and Katie.

Here's what they have to say about the next season of their journey:
"We are excited about this new adventure as we relocate to Madrid, Spain, to be a part of Oasis Madrid (a CA church plant that started in 2006) and to be involved in CA's Human Resources Team in Europe.  We are both passionate about staff care and development for CA and about God using us to reach, disciple, and develop missional leaders (especially Europeans) who will impact Europe with the message of Jesus Christ!"  (Summer 2010)

Check out Oasis Madrid here