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Our Team

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Our Team

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Meet Karissa Larson

Karissa Larson

School Leader

Karissa Larson grew up in Seattle, Washington and always had a tender heart towards Jesus and a desire to know Him more. At Seattle Pacific University, she earned a degree and certification in Elementary and Special Education. She later attended Catch the Fire – School of Ministry and completed First Year at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.

In 2014 Karissa moved to Austria, and while she no longer teaches children, she is still passionate about helping others learn, grow, and become equipped to live out the fullness of life available in God’s Kingdom.

 

One of her other passions is to see people who are suffering and broken-hearted find healing and wholeness. In 2020 Karissa completed a degree in Christian Counseling from Christian Leadership University and alongside Living the Kingdom –  Karissa is also part of the core leadership team and prophetic teams at 4Corners Christian Fellowship.

Starla Pöschl

School Leader

Starla was born in 1973 in Seattle, Washington. She grew up in a pastor’s family, where the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit were part of everyday life. She has been involved in church music and worship all her life. After earning a degree in violin performance from New England Conservatory of Music she moved to Vienna to study. Starla continued to teach and perform here in Vienna where she met and married Chris. They now have four children, and since 2014, both Starla and Chris have been the senior leaders of 4Corners Christian Fellowship.

Starla has a passion for instilling the truth and love of Scripture into believers, and much of her preaching and teaching reflects this. Her life is a testimony of the faithfulness of God, from generation to generation.

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Meet Starla Pöschl

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Meet Chris Pöschl

Chris Pöschl

School Leader

Chris was born in Austria in 1973 and is married to Starla. They have four children and together lead 4Corners Christian Fellowship as its senior leaders. Chris has a Master's Degree in Practical and Applied Theology from AMES Christian University and is ordained with the Pentecostal Church of Austria.

He has been a worship leader since he was 18 years of age and has produced numerous worship CDs. He has also led worship at major national and international events such as Awakening Europe in Nuremberg, Stockholm, Prague and Vienna. Chris is the  founder of the Christian Healing Rooms Vienna, a multi-church ministry reaching believers and unbelievers with the power of God to heal the spirit, soul and body.

Chris has a desire to see people healed, set free and equipped in their God-given calling so that they can release the Kingdom of God wherever they go. He unpacks many of these aspects of Kingdom Living in his book "The Kingdom of God, What are we waiting for?"

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Brandon Kosse

School Staff

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Brandon was born in Sioux City, Iowa. After his parents' divorce, he continued living with his mom who modeled a love for Jesus and helped lead him to salvation. Brandon felt called to missions as a young teenager on a short-term missions trip to Mexico. From that point on, he began a journey of learning how his life might be used for God's Kingdom and the Gospel, desiring to impact others' lives for eternity. Brandon attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where he met his soon-to-be wife, Kristi (Tanner). 

 

Over the years he has served in church ministry as a youth leader, associate pastor, and small-group leader. Brandon is also licensed in the U.S. as an aircraft mechanic. He helped develop the aviation maintenance program at Liberty University, where he taught for five years. In 2016 God's call on his and Kristi's lives toward missions finally culminated in them connecting with WorldVenture, and in 2019, arriving in Vienna, Austria, as missionaries. Brandon is passionate about helping people grow in their understanding of the Word, of who God is and who they are in Christ. He is involved in mentoring and discipleship, leading small-groups, and teaching at Living the Kingdom.

Kristi Kosse

School Staff

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Kristi was born in Tacoma, Washington, and is a pastor's daughter. At the age of 16, she moved with her parents as missionaries to Vienna, Austria. After completing high school, Kristi attended a short-term, intensive Bible school in Austria, and worked for a year in Europe under Youth for Christ International. She served in music ministry, taught voice and drama seminars, and assisted in the editing of ministry resources for YFCI. Later, she attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where she met and married Brandon. They have 3 children and have lived in Vienna for the past 4 years, serving as missionaries with WorldVenture.

 

Kristi is passionate about discipleship, using her gifts for teaching, hospitality, and encouragement to come alongside Believers in their walk with Jesus. She is a Bible teacher and mentor for students, while also reaching out to married couples, singles, women at her church, and fellow women in ministry in Vienna. She and Brandon have served at Living the Kingdom the past 2 years.

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