D-A-CH Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Chapter Director


Caroline and Markus Gappmaier are the Directors of the D-A-CH Chapter of United Families International.  Caroline, a native Swiss, studied Elementary Music Education in Austria and obtained a B.S. in Marriage, Family and Human Development in the United States.  She is also a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), which has been the basis of much of her professional work with families since returning to Europe in 2004. Markus, a native Austrian, is a Social and Economic Scientist (PhD) with a focus on cooperative, systemic change who works in educational, business and family settings. For over 25 years, he has been actively engaged in creating and organizing various resources, initiatives, conferences, and workshops for families.

Together with other colleagues, Markus and Caroline love to help strengthen couples and families through education and holistic coaching. They live in the Province of Bern, Switzerland, and are the grateful parents of four adult children, and the excited grandparents of seven.

Contact Info 

Email: [email protected] 

Markus & Caroline Gappmaier