Rich and Julia, along with their young children; Justus, Lincoln, and Lucy began planting churches in Germany in 2013. Currently, they are planting a church in the city of St. Wendel. They are also working with local partners to build and develop a center in Kusel for students to study church planting skills in order to help the church in Germany.
In 2009 they began to pursue their goal of working in cross-cultural missions by interning with a German church in Kusel to better understand local ministry. It was during that time that God continued to confirm that He wanted them in Germany as church planters. After the internship, the German church asked Rich and Julia to come back and partner with them to plant five churches within twenty years. They train, teach, and develop Germans as God advances His church there.