Detlef joined World Team in 1981 and served for two terms in Haiti. His family then moved to France where he and Grabriele, his wife, worked as church planters. Afterwards, Detlef became the WT France Field Director and since 2011 he is the WT European Director. Detlef and Gabriele are married for over 40 years and have five children.
Detlef likes to reflect and teach about Cultural Intelligence, Multicultural Teams and Partnership in World Mission. He studied at CIU in Columbia SC and at UNISA (SA) and holds a MA, MTH, and DTH in Missology.