Eric is originally from Washington State and Melissa is from Michigan. We both grew up in Christian homes and accepted Christ personally at young ages (Eric at four and Melissa at seven). We are thankful for our Christian upbringing which led us to continue our education in Christian colleges in California and South Carolina.
After college, God led Melissa to teach international students in Okinawa, Japan, for three years, and Eric was assistant pastor at a church in California for a couple of years before accepting a call to teach at Vienna Christian School in Austria.
Eric and Melissa met in a summer program in Germany, receiving their Master degrees through Philadelphia Biblical University. Little did they know that God had plans for them to marry and return to Austria as full-time missionaries with TEAM!
Eric and Melissa lived in the US for two years while acquiring prayer and financial support; then moved to Vienna, Austria September 2005.
Eric enjoys fly-fishing, music, and coffee.
Melissa enjoys walking, photography, reading, and cooking.
They have two sons.
Having finished their work in their first church plant, the Lundquists are in a new church planting team focusing on North Vienna.
Besides this main work, Eric is involved in TEAM Austria’s leadership, teaches Bible classes in two public schools, and mentors younger men. Melissa is Member Care Coordinator for TEAM Austria and is a stay-at-home mom.