Svennungsen Family

Pastor Kyle

Pastor Kyle and his wife Ånna Svennungsen have two boys, Odin (age 4) and Espen (age 1). Before children, Kyle and Anna served in Bratislava during Kyle’s internship year and from that experience alone felt a strong calling to return.

Before coming to BIC, Pastor Kyle served as Associate Pastor at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in the U.S.A. Ånna has a background in medicine and practiced in the States as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

The Svennungsen family is elated and grateful to have been called to serve the people of BIC and the community of Bratislava. Contact us today to schedule a time to meet over coffee or Kofola!

Phone: +421 944 401 792


Intern Kelsey Fauser is a seminary student at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is pursuing her Master’s in Divinity with the hopes of being called to rural ministry while serving in the reserves of the Navy as a Chaplain. Kelsey is active in campus life with currently serving as Student Body Vice President, being the student coordinator for Public Church Fellows, and even played on the seminaries flag football team this past Fall.

Kelsey is originally from the small mountain town of New Castle, Colorado where she grew up with two older brothers, Brycen and Colby, and both parents, Bruce and Kinga. At a young age, Kelsey began playing soccer and fell in love with the sport, becoming an avid player. She went to her college, Coe College, off of soccer and continues to play. Soccer is a major passion of hers.

For her internship in Bratislava, Kelsey is most eager about walking along side members of not only the community, but the church and exploring how God is moving in their lives. Although Kelsey is not an avid coffee drinker, she is looking forward to the conversations to come with the fellowship coffee hour after service and hopes to find some enjoyment from coffee.

Phone: +421 944 568 280



Ivana Jelen - Cantor

In addition to teaching full time at the Evanjelicke Lyceum, Ivana is BIC's wonderful cantor, organist, and choir director.

For any questions about or interest in music at BIC, contact Ivana.

church COUNCIL

Your council is a group of representatives that comes together bi-monthly and handles church finances, concerns, requests, and ultimately makes decisions on behalf of the congregation. If you have any questions about what BIC is up to, feel free to ask any of the following council members!

Jake Slegers (President) - 
Martin Rapos (Treasurer) -
James Mackintosch -

Elisabeth Laursen -