Brandon came on staff at Westlake in the autumn of 2014. Originally from Texas, Brandon studied Youth Ministry at Howard Payne University and later received a Master of Arts degree in Family Ministry from Logsdon Seminary in Abilene, Texas. Prior to his time at Westlake he served on church staffs in Texas and Norway. Brandon is married to Jennifer and they have two young sons, Graham and Gavin. They love being outside, engaging in conversation, and indulging in great coffee. He loves international community and is passionate about making disciples.
Claire is married to Derek and they have 3 children. From the UK, this is their second time in Switzerland after a break of 15 years.
Steve lived in London before moving here in Summer 2016 with his wife Katie and young son Joshua. Steve and Katie host our young adults home group and love helping people to understand the Good News of Jesus.
Elaine re-located to Switzerland from Scotland over 19 yrs ago. She has been working with families and children in the local area for many years, running courses on parenting and marriage. Elaine loves encouraging and giving support to families who often feel isolated from their extended family and friends and may feel a little lost in the Swiss culture. With their three girls the Leakey’s live in the small village of Burtigny and are involved in the Youth With a Mission centre based there.
Louise has been an elder since November 2011. She is British, married with two children, and her favourite passage of scripture is Job 38-40.
Cathy is American and married, with one son now in university. Active in Westlake since 2002, Cathy joined the Elders Council in 2016.
Olumide is from Nigeria. Married to Bola, they have 2 adult daughters. He has been an Elder at Westlake since 2013.
Carolina has been working at Westlake since January 2013. After graduating from Universidad Externado de Colombia’s Faculty of Finance and International Relations, she moved to France to study “Etudes Politiques” and Corporate Finance at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She worked for one of the “Big Five” American Audit Firms as a Business Consultant and as Internal Auditor for French and Italian Luxury Goods multinationals for total of 12 years.
Carolina loves to work with the wonderful people serving our Father at Westlake Nyon, and thanks God everyday for the love she and her family receive from her brothers and sisters here.