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Jacob ended his term of service in December 2008 and is no longer under appointment as a PC(USA) mission co-worker. He is available to speak as his schedule and time permit. Email him to extend an invitation to visit your congregation or organization.
Jacob Goad was appointed to a two-year term of service in January 2007 to be the coordinator for receiving PC(USA) mission teams and delegations in Peru. He is based in the capital city, Lima.
Jacob serves at the invitation of the Evangelical Presbyterian and Reformed Church of Peru (IEPRP), which traces its beginnings to the arrival of John McKay from the Free Church of Scotland in 1916 and the arrival of missionaries from the United States.
Interest in ministry in Peru has been growing in the PC(USA). Besides a vibrant Joining Hands Against Hunger group that enjoys an active partnership with the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery in Missouri, there is also a new Young Adult Volunter site with six young adults serving for one year in a community of need.
Jacob’s work as coordinator of delegations requires him to do everything to enable successful trips to Peru: logistics, planning, accompaniment, itineration set-up, translations and all back-and-forth communication pre- and post-delegation.
Since the age of 15 Jacob has had a keen awareness that he is being called into mission service. He has traveled to Peru at least once a year for the last seven years to participate in various ministries of the IEPRP.
“When I worked with a human rights organization in Moyobamba, Peru,” writes Jacob, “I saw that the best way to build a partnership with the church in Peru was to work with short-term mission teams. As delegations coordinator, I plan to emphasize mutuality. Each church has important gifts to share with the other. I want to see both churches sharing a unified vision in Christ’s service.”
Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, where he concentrated in Romance languages. While in college he was the mission coordinator for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and part of Students United for Darfur Awareness Now.
After graduating from college, Jacob worked as an immigration paralegal for the Chapman Law Firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. He also served as the associate director for Latino ministry at First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Jacob is a member of Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Birthday: February 27