Ted spends the first two years of his life on a farm in St. Anton/Switzerland. He is born as the 6th child into a happy family. The Allen’s leave to Australia after that, and return to Switzerland at the end of 1968. His School time, apprenticeship as a cheese maker and a degree in sales are attained in Switzerland. In 1984 at age nineteen Ted gets to know God personally – through the completed work of his Lord Jesus he receives complete forgiveness of sin and the unrestrained Love of God. Ted marries Caro in 1990 and they are blessed with three children: Deborah, Tabea, and Tim. Since 1992 Ted led a bible-study-group. Thou being acquainted with Calvary Chapel since 1986, he only was affiliated with the movement since 2004. In February 2013 he was ordained to the ministry. In all the years with Jesus he experienced that God never is unfaithful, but was blessed by Gods patience and love forming him to be a follower of Jesus ever more. It’s his Goal to understand God’s Love better and better and be a faithful follower of Jesus. It is his desire that people would be transformed through the Word of God, the Holy Spirit and the Fellowship in Gods Family and be excited followers of Jesus Christ. Pastor Ted’s desire and prayer is that Calvary Chapel Sankt Gallen would be place where the process for growing as a disciple of Jesus would become more and more evident.
Born in the summer of 1969 near Aix la Chapelle, Germany, Frank grows up in a loving family with two younger brothers. The Christian faith only plays a minor role. At the age of 14, Frank goes through the confirmation process in the Lutheran State church in Germany. At the age of 17, Frank spends a year as an exchange student in Pennsylvania, USA. It is during his exchange student year that Frank hears the true Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time. On Christmas eve 1986 Frank accepts Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord. After returning to Germany to finish a 3-year hotel management apprenticeship, Frank decides to study Marketing Management and Theology at a large Christian university in South Carolina, USA. Here he meets his future wife, Melanie. The two get married in 1992 and are blessed with a son (1996), and two daughters (2000 and 2002). After finishing his studies, Frank spends almost 18 years in various management positions in the international automotive industry. He and his wife remain active in their local church in youth work. For 5 years, Frank led the German Janz Team (TeachBeyond) as Managing Director and Head of Mission. In addition, Frank is still active as a management consultant in international business development. Frank currently works for a BMW brand representative in St. Gallen. Frank discovered Calvary Chapel in 2004 while living with his family in Atlanta, USA. For the past 12 years, Frank has lived with his family in beautiful Switzerland and has been an active part of the Calvary Chapel St. Gallen.
Hans was born in Switzerland surrounded by his loving family. At the age of 23 he moved to America to seek anew opportunities. Soon thereafter, he was blessed with a beautiful wife, Gloria, and two children Sarah and Josef. At the age of 39, Hans came to a point in his life where success in business was no longer satisfying and he longed for more. Through God ordained circumstances, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and his live was transformed. Early 2000 he sold his business and entered full time ministry. After completing the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in Costa Mesa, he assisted several Calvary Chapel Pastors in California. During his yearly trips to his homeland Switzerland, he met Pastor Ted and his wife Caro in 2005 and they became instant friends. Since then, both families remained in close contact.