The Joe Schlie Family - CRU/Agape France
Joe Schlie is the son of our former Pastor Dave Schlie and his wife Elaine, and brother to current member, Peter Schlie. Joe and his wife Suzy, and daughters Collette, Isabelle, and Sophia reside in Paris. Joe and Suzy serve as directors of Agape France, a French Protestant ministry that shares the Gospel primarily with university students and young professionals. Paris is the largest university city in Europe with more than 625,000 students (100,000 are international) and more than 35 universities and schools. They reach out to students through the arts, music (jazz and classical) and sports. They are also very enthusiastic about serving the homeless and refugees in the city, as many students look for ways to serve those who are suffering in the city. Agape Paris' Sport and Faith Program sends teams of players to other countries, where they are able to share their faith, even though many of the governments have pt tight controls on any type of evangelism. Young artists and professionals in the Agape Ministry continue to interact as Christians informally in Europe.