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Who we are

We would like to Welcome you to Westlake Nyon, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 20 minutes from Geneva and 30 minutes from Lausanne.

Westlake Church Nyon is an International Church, for the English speaking community, with people of different cultures, nationalities and denominations, who worship and serve together, whether they are in the area for a couple of years or long term. Over the last 30 years God has been knitting these diverse backgrounds together, where Jesus rises above all as our Lord, Saviour and unifier.

We meet at 5pm every Sunday for our main service at Rue Juste Olivier, Nyon. We have a contemporary worship service and a team of excellent speakers. The Service lasts about an hour and a half, with both Sunday School (Kingdom Kids) and Youth Programmes.

We also run WL am - an All age Service at YWAM Burtigny, every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 9:30am. Contact wlam@westlakechurch.com for more information or look in events.

Our pastor

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James PETTICREW

James Petticrew, from the west of Scotland has been pastor at Westlake since July 2018. Married to Ann they have two grown up children back in Scotland and a very energetic standard poodle with them here in Switzerland. James is a fanatical supporter of the Scottish rugby team, loves motorcycles, especially if they are red and Italian but most of all is committed to leaning to be a more consistent and committed disciple of Jesus and authentic leader among God’s people.

Our Elders

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Cecilia Kunzmann, Paul Luedtke, Trey Smith, Claire Walton, Alfredo Zingale

Cecilia Kunzmann has lived in Switzerland since October 2018 and previously served in church ministries in South Africa, USA and Singapore. Cecilia is passionate about seeing individuals healed, restored and transformed for His glory. She is is married to Max and has two daughter. Her areas include our prayer and care ministry.

Paul Luedtke is a naturalized Swiss from the U.S. coming here in 1986 to work with Youth for Christ. He has degrees in theology and psychology that he uses in the service of the Lord. His interests include spiritual formation and sailing. He is married to Becky and has two grown daughters. He leads the Mens Bible Study Group

Trey Smith has lived in Switzerland since October 2017 and has been active serving the church in various forms since trusting Christ in 1990. It is a constant striving to remind himself and to encourage others to love the Lord our God with all that we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves. He is married to Dee Dee and has two kids living in the USA. He is often found running our sound system.

Claire Walton has been involved at Westlake as an Elder since 2016. She leads our All age services (WL am) and organises events like Burns Night and our church@home weekends. Married to Derek, she has 2 children at University in the UK and 1 at a nearby International School.

Our Children & Family Minister

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Elaine Leakey

Elaine Leakey has lived in Switzerland for the last 20 years, with her husband Richard, and 3 daughters. She is the contact for many projects which we do with the French speaking community, as well as leading the YWAM base in Burtigny and leading WL am.

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Our Youth Ministers

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Meghan & Tommy Bresson

Meghan and Tommy Bresson, who are missionaries from Youth For Christ (YFC) Campus, are helping with our youth programme.

Meghan Bresson spent many years as a teacher and loved being able to work with teens within that capacity. Now, she is thrilled to be in a position where she can be more open and direct about her faith and help students find their identity in Christ. And, if you ever have a craving for something sweet, let her know and she’ll happily bake for you!

Tommy Bresson loves being in Geneva, seeing God's amazing creation all around us. He is passionate about walking alongside students and helping them know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. When not with the youth, he is probably on a run or cycling.