Hello, my name is Daniel Sick.
I was born in 1974 in Germany. Since 1999 I am married to Dana and together we have five children. I speak German, English, Spanish fluently and by now have lived in four different countries for a longer period of time. My hobbies are a good book, Country music, motorcycling, theology and I love to read up and be informed about military and police work (tactical stuff, leadership, history,...etc.). God has gifted me with teaching and mentoring skills and over time I have learned to work in different intercultural settings, always trying to be a good husband, father and pastor to the people around me. I am also a certified German carpenter, a certified Intercultural Coach, a certified Biblical Counselor, and was ordained as a Pastor in 2002.
It is pure joy for me to encourage people in their walk with God, challenge people to discover their God-given gifts and talents, and spend time explaining things about God in an understanding way.
After finishing up Seminary at the Liebenzell Mission in 2002, my wife and I were sent out to work as Missionaries in Yap, Micronesia. Yap is a small island in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), just about 500 miles south of Guam. My ministry experience was mainly in pastoring the in the Yap Evangelical Church in the town of Colonia. I also worked as a Bible-school teacher at the Pacific Island Bible College (PIBC) remote teaching facility and managed administrative part of this teaching facility. Besides the pastoral ministry, part of my job was leading the mission station in Yap. This also made me the main man for the typhoon repairs after Typhoon Sudal hit the island in April 2004. Thankfully I can say that God had prepared me for that well, since my first profession - before going to seminary - was in carpentry and construction work.
From Summer 2006 to Fall 2007 our family went on furlough, first in the USA and then in Germany. During this time we received news that we would not be returning to Yap. Instead the Liebenzell Mission decided to send us to Ecuador.
We arrived in Ecuador in Fall of 2007 and served two terms as missionaries until Spring 2017. The first task in Ecuador was to learn Spanish. Without Spanish nothing goes in the northern part of Ecuador. After getting settled into the culture and the language it was time to settle also into the Ecuadorian church culture. This is why I was granted a one year internship within one of the main churches here, called "Puente de Amor". I then served as the assistant pastor of that same church before my field leadership transferred me to a church that had some leadership issues. Here my job consisted mainly of being a mediator, as I pastored the church alongside the main pastor. I am thankful for this experience since it taught me a lot about integrity, church leadership, church discipline and conflict resolutions.
When furlough came around again in summer 2012 we left to first go to Pennsylvania and then to Germany. Raising funds, encouraging leaders and new missionaries and the special treat: Training to become a Certified Intercultural Coach.
Back to Ecuador for our third term as missionaries (second in Ecuador) it was time to finish up the coaching training and start a new church plant in the town of Mira, Carchi Province. God has granted us a good start and by the time our term ended we enjoyed a church service, a kids club and three Life Group Bible studies. Besides planting a new church I was involved in teaching different topics and class at our ministry training center in Ibarra. Hermeneutics and Counseling being my main classes y prepared a text book for each of those classes. Additionally I was invited to speak at several conferences, and served as an interpreter at events, conferences and mission teams.
Currently, my family and I are located in Pennsylvania, USA, where I am working as a Faith Formation Pastor. Within that job I can live out my true passion of training and equipping new leaders. It is my hearts desire to train and coach new leaders, and help improve ministry to better and more efficiently evangelize and disciple. I see myself as professional developer of Christian leaders and would love to see more and more people get involved in a joyful life with God.
May God bless you and your ministry.
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