Lucas was born in Brazil, but lived many years in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He studied Media, History, and Business at Calvin College. He also studied for a semester at Université Stendhal in Grenoble, France. While in college, Lucas left for Austria to do a refugee media research internship with TWR. This was a great work experience for him, and after he graduated, Lucas knew he couldn't escape the call to come back...
In early 2016, he joined TWR Europe as Refugee Ministry Coordinator. TWR's Refugee Ministry reaches refugees on their smartphones through spiritually and culturally relevant Arabic, Farsi, and Dari radio programs on the Love Europe app. This app contains all sorts of helpful information for refugees, including locations of refugee ministries/events and a media section where one can find TWR's radio programs. Lucas also writes a radio series that follows the life of a refugee in Europe, providing encouragement and spiritual nourishment to refugee listeners in the midst of their struggles.
In March of 2018 he became the Director of Southern European Ministry. This region includes Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and Greece. With his cultural background and knowledge of Portuguese, French, and Spanish, he has a heart for reaching people in this part of the world. The Refugee Ministry is now a part of the Southern European Ministry (as most refugees come to Europe through these countries) and he is responsable for both.
Lucas enjoys travelling, playing soccer, and watching Sci-Fi movies with friends. Since moving to Austria, he has been hard at work learning German. Viel Glück, Lucas!