I am from Indianapolis and am a member of Faith Church on the north side of Indy. Since 1992 I have served with TEAM in Latin America. A teacher by profession, I first served as a teacher of missionary children at Christiansen Academy in the city of Rubio in western Venezuela and then church development in the city of Maturín in eastern Venezuela. In 2006 I moved to Arequipa, Peru where I served with the Iglesia Bíblica Cristiana – Arequipa. My responsibilities included teaching and discipling women as well as leadership development. A Peruvian pastor was called and as the church became well-established reaching out to its community, I moved to Guatemala in 2017. I currently teach at the Central American Theological Seminary in Guatemala City. Investing in the Spanish-speaking world through the seminary is a joy.
In addition to teaching full-time at the seminary I am the TEAM Member Care Facilitator in Guatemala City. Member Care promotes resiliency and effectiveness in missionaries. In 2020 an onboarding manual was developed to help new missionaries, coming to serve in Guatemala, get off to a good start and have the tools necessary to live here and serve successfully.
Since 2004 I have served as a facilitator of the Sharpening Your Interpersonal skills workshop in both the English and Spanish languages.
My academic training includes:
Taylor University, BS Elementary Education, 1981
Indiana University, MS Education, 1987
Columbia International University, MA Bible, 1996
Primary Prayer Request:
The current transition from a missionary led leadership to the church’s first Peruvian pastor.