Barry and Amy began working in London for Serge in January, 2005. Barry grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, while Amy comes from central New Jersey. Barry moved to New Jersey after university for work, and the two met at Amy’s home church. They were married in 2000, and while in London they welcomed Nicholas, Quinn, and Kyrie into their family.
The Schutters live in a multi-cultural community of London, made up of diverse people coming from Asia and Africa. Barry serves as a team leader and in the church as one of the pastors. Amy serves the church as a leader of the Parent & Toddler fellowship and outreach.
Both Amy and Barry sensed a call into full time cross-cultural work during their high school years. In preparation for church planting work, Amy studied International Business at Messiah College. Barry prepared for ministry by serving as both an elder and deacon in their New Jersey church and through his Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Philadelphia Biblical University and Doctor of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary.