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Christian and Melanie Gunka

Christian and Melanie Gunka

Missionaries to Germany Starnberg

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Ministry Description

I am one of the program guys who loves to hang out with teens and young adults. I started to work with Word of life in 2008, since then I was mainly involved in our camp programs: Youth camps, family camps, confirmation camps, school trips and musical camps…

I love to teach and preach, to play in worship bands and to help churches to do good youth ministry. Currently I’m working as 51-Coach (LCM), helping young people to mature in their relationship to Christ.

About Christian

I grew up in a Christian home and got to know Jesus and WOL when I was 6 years. I loved being around there because of the authentic Christian lifestyle – in contrast to what I experienced in my church. As a teenager it became a dream for me to work there someday. After high school, I went to WOLBI Florida, then worked 3 years as a banker, studied theology, functioned as a pastor for 4 years to finally arrive at WOL – my dream fulfilled.

I am married to my wife Melanie since 2004 (surprise: met her at a WOL camp) who is a teacher in elementary school. Our two kids Louis and Felicia are the best playfield to improve our youth ministry skills!