Hello and welcome to the website of The Refuge!

I'm Pastor Rich Hanssen. My family and I are thrilled that you "found" us. First, we want you to know that we are here because we care about you!

We believe that once you have looked at our website you will have a good understanding of who we are and what you can expect when you visit The Refuge.

The Refuge is a church family of believers that truly cares for one another. You will find a close, friendly, caring, and loving group of people at The Refuge.

The Refuge is a "safe" place where you will be encouraged, challenged, strengthened, and equipped to go back out and live the victorious life that Jesus Christ intends us to live.

We are an English speaking, inter-denominational, evangelical church focused on ministering to U.S. Army members, DOD employees, and families assigned to Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. We welcome people of all nationalities.

For more information and/or directions just email or call us and we will get right back to you.

Ministry to the MilitaryThe Refuge is Christian Serviceman's Center associated with the Church of God's Ministry to the Military (MTTM), a ministry that has been dedicated to reaching and discipling U.S. military and their families for over 50 years.