Pastoral Staff

Pastor – Zeke Nelson
Pastor Zeke Nelson was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, USA and is a graduate from Whithworth University and carries a master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California). He concentrated on cross-cultural studies and served for a year with the Latin America Mission in Mexico City and rural Honduras. Since 2005 Zeke worked in multiethnic church planting in Central California, an agricultural capital of the world. Despite that status, there are deep needs related to immigration, poverty, drugs, and gangs. His ministry there has focused on evangelism and discipleship, often through community development.

Zeke loves to hike, drink tea, and play ultimate Frisbee. In 2000 Zeke married his wife Rebecca. They live in Antwerp with their three children. The whole family loves practicing hospitality, enjoys the outdoors and finds it nearly impossible to live without books.

Assistant Pastor – Jan Witsel 
Jan Witsel studied Practical Theology at the University of Applied Science Ede, Netherlands (Godsdienst Pastoraal Werk aan de Christelijke Hogeschool Ede, Nederland.) Jan was an intern at AIPC in 2014-2015, worked as a pastoral trainee focusing on preaching and Christian Education and is our Assistant Pastor since 2016. Jan has a passion for those who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Savior and has a heart for refugees and immigrants.

Jan is married to his wife Zinash and together they have two children. They share their intercultural experience and serve God in the places He brings them. They love to hang out with friends and meet new people. They enjoy living in the city of Antwerp and would like to meet you soon.