Lionel was born in Lausanne, Switzerland to a multicultural family with his Jewish father being from Argentina and his mother from a Swiss/English background. He came to the Messiah in 2003 and began full time missionary work in Switzerland two years later. Lionel received a bachelor degree in theology in 2012. He continues to be passionate about mission work and is now serving in Paris. He is married to Valérie and they have three awesome boys.