About Us

 

Our Story

A grassroots project of passion

The Kaiserslautern Military Community, home of Rhema Café, is surrounded by 10 military installations, contains the largest settlement of Americans outside of the U.S., is the transient location for service members deploying to and from the combat zone, and includes the primary medical hub for those ill/wounded across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

In partnership with The Warriors Journey along with local churches and helping agencies, we exist to help our community navigate life’s biggest challenges:

  1. Isolation to Community

  2. Insignificance to Fulfilled Purpose

  3. Deep Loss to Hope

  4. Fear to Peace

  5. Family Brokenness to Family Health

  6. Moral Injury to Confident Consolation

  7. Hardship of Separation to Strength in the Journey

  8. Financial Difficulty to Financial Freedom

  9. Lack of Identity to Acceptance of Purpose

  10. Post-Traumatic Stress to Significant Daily Contentment

  11. Deployment to Reintegration

  12. Helplessness to Supporting 

Meet the Founder

Rev. Dr. Timothy P. Carentz Sr., D.Min., M.Div.

Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Director, Kaiserslautern Military Resiliency Center

NATO Director for The Warriors Journey (TWJ.org)

Ordained Missionary, Assemblies of God (AG.org)

Chief hails from Queens, New York, and enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in July 1994 at the age of 17 and retired at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in February 2018. During his 23-year career, he served with distinct honor as a Cardiopulmonary Therapist with an emphasis in trauma/critical care and the Critical Care Air Transport Team. During his career, Chief was a first responder to the Pentagon on 9/11, cared for 25,000 critically wounded/ill warriors, and received his calling into ministry (2009) while stationed in Germany.

As a wounded warrior, Chief’s passion continues to focus on Peer-Led Support-Groups for those combating Invisible Wounds via The Kaiserslautern Military Resiliency Center; a grass roots ministry for the 75,000 American military families serving in & transitioning through Germany. Since opening Rhema Café in June 2019, Chief forged a solid partnership with www.TWJ.org and 30+ local churches and helping organizations across the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

Pastor Tim is an ordained minister with Assemblies of God's (AG) New York Ministry Network (NYMN). He earned his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) via Liberty University & his Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min.) via Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. The focus of his studies includes: intercultural communications, diversity, biblical studies, & resiliency. He has been serving as a credentialed AG minister since 2012.

As a staunch advocate toward an ecumenical movement of Christians from across all denominations coming together to exalt the Name of Jesus, Pastor Tim focuses his ministry on loving God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), and all people (Mark 12:28-34).

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Our Partners

 

The Kaiserslautern Military Resiliency Center sets aside cultural & theological differences to identify & meet the needs of our community. We partner with local ministries and organizations to bring health and healing to the physical and spiritual needs of the surrounding military community. To do this, we focus on the basic foundations of the Trinitarian Christian Faith, as outlined in the Nicene Creed (381 A.D.), and through focusing on LOVING God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and ALL people!

Extended Alliance: 

The Warrior's Journey

Military Birthing Resource Network

Heartbeat Crisis Pregnancy Center

REBOOT Combat Recovery

Willy Pete​

Ramstein Area Chiefs Group 

Breaking Chains

Kainos

Grief Share

Chaplains

Mental Health

MFLAC

First Responders

Waypoint Christian Church

City Mission Kaiserslautern e.V.

New Testament Christian Church

Shammah Worship Center e.V.

Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche, Katzenbach

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Additionally, the Kaiserslautern Military Resiliency Center is part of an extended alliance through the Warriors Journey with a combined effort to reach and serve the community. 

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