Pieter Brands (1980) grew up in a Christian family in the small village of Urk, the Netherlands. He came to faith in his high school years. He studied Theology at the Evangelical Theological University in Veenendaal and at the Theological University of Apeldoorn. In his church, Pieter has been an elder for five years now. He also volunteers in evangelisation and Christian youth work. As his daily work, Brands runs his own fundraising and consultancy firm.