Our Team

Dr. Mike Clark

Mike, has been an ordained minister since 2004, and is co-founder of the Freien Christengemeinde Bregenz. Mike was born in the US state of Michigan, but grew up in Saarbrücken, Germany. While studying theology in the United States, Mike met his wife Laura. Later he earned a Ph.D. in Humanitarian Diplomacy from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

After their wedding in 2002, Mike und Laura first worked several years with James River Church in Springfield, Missouri, where they led the college ministry.  In the last 16 years, the Clarks have been involved in humanitarian aid and development work and served in over 70 wars and disasters.  They started a school feeding program that now provides over 250,000 children with access to warm meals and education.  In addition to his role as Pastor, Mike continues to work as subject matter expert and university lecturer in humanitarian diplomacy and disaster response.  Mike and Laura have one daughter, Ella, and live in Lindau near Lake Constance.

Elizabeth grew up in Plainfield, Illinois located 60 Kilometers southwest of Chicago and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Elizabeth is an ordained minister and has been working with youth and the ministry team of the Freien Christengemeinde Bregenz since January of 2021. She has a heart for the youth of Liechtenstein and her hobbies include cooking, baking, and hiking in the mountains.
Elizabeth Thill
Dr. Paul Clark
Paul and his wife Mechthild have planted churches in various parts of Germany and in 2016 co-founded the Freien Christengemeinde Bregenz. Paul initiated and administers a web platform which provides resources and inspiration for German speaking pastors and workers throughout Europe. Paul is author of the book: German Pentecostal Church Planting 1945–2005: Implications for Intentional Mission in the Twenty-First Century. Paul’s life message is to be an encourager to those who encourage others.