meet the hirschys

Sean is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College (Missions) and Regent University (BA in Christian Ministry). Kirsten is a graduate of Oral Roberts University (Bachelor of Music). They have three young adult children: Gabrielle, Smith and Marissa.

Sean and Kirsten got their start in ministry as youth and worship pastors at Word of Life Church in their hometown of Dubuque, IA, where they served for 13 years. Sean also served as an instructor for Life Bible Academy, which was founded there in 2005.

In 2007, the Lord led them to Germany, where they continued to serve as youth and worship pastors in a new church in Bavaria, which eventually grew from one campus to four. In 2015, they became pastors of an independent Pentecostal church nearby, eventually merging it into the original church as a campus. 

After arriving in Germany, Sean and Kirsten began to teach courses at Rhema Bible Training College, teaching various courses in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Though they moved back to the 'States in 2018 to prepare their kids for college, they still work with Rhema in Europe and continue to itinerate there as well, assisting with the new Instructor Pipeline and programs to expand training and church development.

The Hirschy's currently live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma metro. Kirsten works in the Music Department at Oral Roberts University, where all three of their children have studied. Sean serves as a worldwide traveling minister/consultant, Bible school director/developer/instructor, Master (church planting) Trainer with DCPI, and is pursuing his M.Div. through Regent University online.

Their greatest joy is to see their children taking new steps with the Lord and to observe how their former youth group members and mentees are rising up to take ministry leadership roles in their respective churches! To God be the Glory!

Ministry resume

During our 25 years in ministry we have served the Church in the following functions, in the USA and in Germany:

  • Youth Pastors
  • Worship Pastors
  • Associate Pastors
  • Campus Pastors (Multisite)
  • Missionaries
  • Lead Pastors
  • Various City, State and Regional Network Leadership Positions
  • Bible College Instructors
  • Church Planting Trainers
  • Itinerant Ministers
  • Consultants