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Senior Pastor: Rev. Andrew R. Stager

Andy and Ellie Stager moved to Switzerland from Seoul, Korea, where Andy taught and ministered at Yongsan International School of Seoul. He was also Associate Pastor at Seoul Covenant Church. Prior to that, the Stagers planted Hill City Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. Andy began his ordained ministry as an Associate Pastor at First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill. Like LeBron James, though, he is essentially “just a kid from Akron, Ohio.”

Andy is more than a little obsessed with the love of God in Christ. He considers it his life’s work to explore and express the love of God in his public ministry, in his marriage, with his three sons, and among his neighbors and friends. The love of God and the nature of human love for others is both his intellectual and practical preoccupation.

On another level, Andy maintains borderline obsessions with the reading, writing, and collecting of books; with the roasting, brewing, serving, and consumption of coffee; with open windows and natural light; and with other indoor pursuits. Occasionally he can be lured outdoors for a picnic, a run, a walk around Zurich’s Old Town, or a day of snowboarding.

Andy loves living in Switzerland and is thrilled to serve as a pastor at IPC.

Here is his church email address.


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Associate Pastor: Sam E. Gyorfi

Sam and Jenna Gyorfi moved to Switzerland from Denver, Colorado in July 2016 to serve with IPC. Sam is a graduate of Wheaton College and Denver Seminary and has participated in ministry in California, Maui, Chicago, and Denver.

With a long history of youth and young adult ministry, Sam is excited to continue in the calling to ministry and teaching. With a passion for theology and exploring scripture, he considers it a privilege to grow together with the IPC congregation in knowledge and understanding.

Sam and Jenna enjoy hiking and running with their border collie Roland and look forward to exploring Switzerland through cycling and skiing.

Here is his church email address.