Elie and Evelyne were missionaries in Africa for 15 years. Elie did administration, while Evelyne worked as a nurse and in discipleship training. Returning to France, they were involved in pastoral ministry for 15 years. Then, they were the managers of a Christian hostel for students in Marseille.

Since their retirement in 2015, they have collaborated with YFC France and with YFC Romania since 2019. Elie and Evelyne have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.