Xiaodan began serving with CBM in Germany as part of the Chinese Ministries Team in 2011. She partners with the local organization Forum für Mission unter Chinesen in Deutschland (FMCD), introducing the gospel message to the many Chinese students studying in German universities, many of whom return home upon graduation.
Xiaodan was born in East Asia and grew up in an atheist family, first hearing about and accepting Christ while studying in Switzerland. She got baptized at the International Church of Basel in 2003. While participating in her church’s city outreach, she felt the call to mission, and in 2005 she entered full-time ministry. While studying at St. Chrischona Theological Seminary in Basel in 2007, she served through preaching, teaching Sunday School, and leading youth fellowship at Basel Chinese Christian Church. She also served as an intern at Hamburg Chinese Christian Church, where she saw the need within student ministry and committed herself to minister to Chinese students ever since.