Staff spotlight - Patrick and Olivia Keller

Staff spotlight - Patrick and Olivia Keller

Patrick Keller is a pilot for MAF in Madagascar, and the family has been in Madagascar for over 10 years.

As well as working for MAF, Olivia, a former teacher, and Patrick are heavily involved with a local project run by their church called Nehemiah. In late 2017, they launched the Nehemiah Training Centre.


‘We just have started a school for missionaries to learn Malagasy, so that they can connect better with the culture here and have the bonding to the Malagasy people,’ says Olivia, who is passionate about missionaries integrating into life in Madagascar.

The couple developed a curriculum and employ language teachers to help missionaries understand and speak Malagasy in a fun way, using innovative learning techniques.