Ministry Focus: Riku and Anne are Bible school instructors, pastors, missionaries and church leaders. They are based in Vancouver where Riku pastors Finnish Bethel Church. Anne and Riku volunteer in short-term teaching assignments in PAOC partner schools abroad. Many schools request assistance from teachers with specific expertise to complement local curriculum.
Ministry History: Riku and Anne have Finnish background but have been serving with the PAOC since 1996. They married in 1986. Alex was born to them in 2007. Both of them earned their doctorates in theology (New Testament/religious studies) in the late 2000’s. Prior to moving back to Canada in 2012, they served as PAOC missionaries to Europe at Continental Theological Seminary (CTS) in Belgium, an accredited international Pentecostal school of higher education with students from 60 different nations, and to West Africa teaching in various theological institutions. In 2014, Riku and Anne were asked to teach at Nepal Theological Seminary in July. They traveled with their son, Alex, and visited other Bible Colleges in Asia en route.