Colmar France

Serving with kindness

student and adult



Oct 16 - 28, 2023


Oct 21 - 28, 2023

upcoming gathering

Colmar/France - October 2023

Adult Gathering

Véronique Haberey-Knuessi

Véronique is a Professor and Researcher at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland and a research participant at CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) in Paris. She is also the Chairman of ROC Association (Moral and Educational Resources) at Établissement Scolaire Privé Daniel. Véronique first graduated in 1996 as a Trained Nurse in Basel, Switzerland. She then went on to study Philosophy of Education at the University of Rouen, France and received her PhD in 2013. Véronique has a master's in management of Health and Social Organizations, a degree in Theology and has authored published books and numerous articles. Véronique is known to peers as humble and gentle; and has a passion to unveil indoctrinated myths shadowing Christian Education in France.

Wolfgang Stock

Wolfgang Stock is General Secretary of the Association of Protestant Confessional Schools and Kindergartens in Germany (VEBS). The umbrella organisation has 72 members who serve some 35,000 children in 160 Christian schools and 47 kindergartens in more than 100 locations. He studied history in Würzburg and international relations in Oxford, where he also received his doctorate. He worked as a journalist for many years, writing several political books, including the first biography of Angela Merkel in 2000. He is a professor of communication and was the managing director of the Berlin Free Christian Schools and Kitas for five years. He is part of the leadership of the Evangelical Alliance in Germany and of Netzwerk-m. He is of the Evangelical Lutheran confession, lives with his wife near Karlsruhe, they have five grown-up children and four grandchildren.

Serving with Kindness

The Adult Gathering is to be held on October 21 – 28th, 2023. It is a 6 day event for Christian educators including leaders, mission coordinators and board governors of schools. The focus is to develop a deepening knowledge, and practice, of Christian education with an emphasis on redemptive engagement, mission and service.

Serving with Kindness

October 21 - 28, 2023


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Student Mission Trip

The GCSN Planning Committee is committed to bringing you a Student Gathering that is God honouring and for His purpose.

Our hope is that young people would return to their own school communities equipped to encourage fellow students to have a heart for mission and service, and to engage redemptively wherever they may be.

The Student Gathering is a twelve-day program, which encourages students and their supervisors to exercise their gifts by serving in a variety of locally planned mission projects. The aim is to engage students in cross-cultural diversity and to reinforce a passion for service and mission.