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Life Church Lienz

Church Name: LIFE Church Lienz

Church Location: Kolpinghaus, Adolf Purtscher Strasse 6. LIENZ

Church Service: Sunday 10 am

Pastors/Leaders: Roman & Claudia Maier (Bi-vocational).

Claudia was born close to Leoben, in a town called Trofaiach, Styria and Roman in Winklern, Carinthia a village in the Alps. They both came to faith in Jesus through LIFE Church Leoben, in 1994 and 1995 while Roman was studying there and Claudia working. They have 3 sons.

What they love about Life Church:

Relationship is the foundation, the pioneering spirit and the willingness to make changes when necessary.

What they love about Austria:

The breathtaking beautiful scenery and our Austrian cuisine.

What they love about Church planting & leadership:

To see how, through the influence of the church, Jesus changes lives of peoples and families and thus eternity.

Must know about them:

As a child and teenager Roman wanted to be a bus driver. Claudia's love and compassion goes towards people with disabilities and she is also socially active in this area.

Life Church Lienz then and now.

In 2009, after serving for many years alongside Gianni and Angela in Life Church Vienna, Claudia and Roman moved to Lienz, which is close to his home village to start a Life Church in their home. Roman leads the church while working full time elsewhere and Claudia is a pastor and heads up the pastoral ministry and care. They are preparing to send a couple out to pioneer a further LIFE Church location.

County: Tyrol

Population of Town: 15,000

Population of Political District: 50,000

Features of the Town: Small industrial enterprises, strong in tourism and sport activities

Features of the Political District: Located in between Austria's highest mountains, the Großglockner and the Lienz Dolomites. In Lienz the rivers Drau and Isel flow into each other. Due to the proximity to Italy (South Tyrol), the town center of Lienz has a lot of Italian flair. There is a strong Catholic influence.

Culinarily Speciality: Tyrolian Dumpling.


East Tyrol loses most of its young people, as there is no university nearby.


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