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Leaders & Staff

Rich Millhouse


Rich and Martha Millhouse have served with ReachGlobal for 30 years. For 18 years, they lived in Romania, where Rich served as the pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Craiova and was involved in developing, empowering and releasing Romanians for ministry. Rich and his family moved to Budapest in 2014 and he has been pastor at Danube since 2017. He serves on the Budapest City Team of ReachGlobal Europe and ICCEurasia ministry. Rich is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. Martha previously served with CRU at the Josh McDowell Ministry. She now serves with the ReachGlobal Resource team for Europe. They have three married children; David, Ben and Elizabeth.

Chris gibson


Chris and Debbie moved to Budapest in 2004 with their family. Chris is an ordained EPC minister with over 26 years of experience in pastoral ministry and is Licensed Professional Counselor. He holds a M. Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. The Gibson’s direct the department of Member Care for the EPC’s “World Outreach”. They have four daughters.

dan tavsancea


Dan and Anca are originally from Romania. They have served with Cru for 27 years and the last 15 years they lived in Hungary serving the Central and Eastern European region. Currently Dan serves as Cru’s Global Director for Fund Capacity. Dan and Anca have two daughters, Ana and Ema.

Mike Domke


Mike and JuliAn moved to Kyiv, Ukraine in 2008 where they were involved in planting churches. In February of 2022 they evacuated to Budapest, however, Mike is still active inside the country of Ukraine planting churches and helping with humanitarian aid throughout the country. Mike serves as the team leader for church planting, with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mike and JuliAn have three children; Michael, Andrea and Joe.

jeremy merillat


Jeremy Merillat moved to Budapest in 2004.  He and his wife, Catherine, work with FamilyLife©, a ministry of Cru©, whose mission is to effectively develop godly families who change the world one home at a time.   They have two boys, Oliver (6) and Benji (4), with whom they enjoy playing, dancing, and laughing.


youth pastor/worship coordinator

Brian and Ariel Dicks moved to Budapest from Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2020 with their two boys, Andrew and Joshua. They returned after previously spending three years teaching at the International Christian School of Budapest from 2014 to 2017. They are ABWE missionaries with a ministry focus in serving Third-Culture Kids through Christian discipleship and evangelism. Brian also serves as a Bible teacher at the International Christian School of Budapest.

Andrea Kopataki

children's ministry coordinator

Andrea is a native Hungarian who is also a Texan by passport and by heart. She moved back to Budapest after having lived in the US for 22 years. She serves children and their families as an educational therapist at the International Christian School of Budapest. Andrea has two children who currently attend college in Hungary. 

bekah leary

international student ministry coordinator

Bekah Leary is originally from Virginia, USA but grew up as a missionary kid in Kiev, Ukraine. During college, Bekah served as the Children's Nursery Coordinator at her church. She is now on the ReachGlobal Budapest City Team and serving in the international student ministry at Danube. Bekah is the youngest of five kids and proud aunt to ten nieces and nephews. 

scott ebsen

discipleship/small groups

Scott has been serving in full-time ministry since 2004.  He and his wife Kristen serve with Cru - for 9 years they served in the US and the last 10 have been in Europe.  In 2013 they moved to Podgorica, Montenegro where Scott was the team leader and national director of the Cru ministry for 9 years.  Their first stint in Budapest was in 2020 and they moved back to Budapest in 2023, with their 3 kids (Westin, Emerson, & Shepherd) to work with the Hungarian ministry of Cru and help serve at Danube.