Jeff Fountain is the chairman of the Hope for Europe Round Table and the director of the HOPE•II Congress. Originally from New Zealand, Jeff has lived in Europe for over 35 years and carries a Dutch passport. He was director of YWAM Europe for twenty years before resigning in order to establish the Schuman Centre for European Studies, affiliated with the University of the Nations. Jeff and his wife Romkje live in Heerde, the Netherlands, and have three adult sons, one foster daughter, two daughters-in-law and one granddaughter.
Jeff writes an email column called weekly word and edits HOPE magazine. He has written several books including Living as people of hope and Deeply Rooted.

Jeff will bring opening and closing words to the congress, emphasising that we must remember the past and focus on the future in order to engage effectively in the present.