We hear beautiful stories of the big things God does in Asia and Africa. However, God is not only a God of miracles far out but also of those close by. My desire is that more and more Christians in Europe will discover what God wants to do through them. I believe that in that case also nearby big things will happen and human lives will be changed and saved.
In everyday life Claudia leads two enterprises in furniture industry, a family business.
Claudia is married to Christiaan and mother to four boys. They live in Goor and are active in their church. Especially youth work has her heart.
"I got involved with ECM when I was a teenager. My grandma was a missionary in Carinthia, Austria, and a Dutch family we know (Eimert and Annette Fikse) moved to Austria to work there as missionaries as well. For two summers my husband and I worked together with the Fikse family and Jacqueline Stolk on a campsite in a Christian animation team."
"A few years ago Eimert Fikse invited me to join the council of ECM Nederland. It is not always easy but it is great to be involved with the work of ECM as a council member. To get to know wonderful people and to be part of Gods work in Europe (from close by)."
Claudia was trustee of ECM Netherlands until September 2020. She is still member of the International Council of ECM.