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Mission Co-Workers

E200538 Intercultural Encounters Facilitator

Gifts to this fund will go towards the sending and support costs of the intercultural encounters facilitator who serves as a team member with the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America’s (CEDEPCA) Intercultural Encounters program. The program offers churches, theological seminaries, and universities the opportunity to discover Guatemala in all its diversity, beauty… Read more »

E052069-Guatemala Presbyterian Women Program Facilitator

Gifts to this account will be used to defray the direct and indirect costs of travel and operating expenses for the work of the facilitator for Presbyterian Women’s Program in Guatemala to help implement agreed upon programs with partner churches and institutions, supporting PC(USA) congregations, presbyteries, and Presbyterian Women in mission involvement with the Presbyterian… Read more »

E200491 Regional Liaison for East Asia

After more than 20 years of mission service in South Korea and Taiwan, Choon and Yen Hee Lim were named regional liaisons for East Asia in 2012. Choon works with global partners in South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan. He is the chief relational bridge connecting these global partners with the PC(USA). Yen… Read more »

E200505 – Education Consultant for Indigenous People, Guatemala

Richard and Debbie Welch serve as educational consultants working with Guatemala’s indigenous people. Together with the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala and its presbyteries, they work to increase access to primary, vocational, and theological education. “We, as well as our partner church, believe that education is one path out of the crushing poverty that… Read more »

E200498 – New Testament Professor, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Cairo, Egypt

Founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1863, the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo trains pastors and leaders for service in the Synod of the Nile (Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt). It is one of a handful of institutions in the Middle East that prepares Protestant pastors. Its 240 students come from throughout the Arab world to… Read more »

E200496 – Young Adult Volunteer Site Coordinator for South Korea

Kurt Esslinger and Hyeyoung Lee mentor Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) who spend one year living and serving in Korea. Their goal is to help the YAVs have a clear sense of their call to promote social justice, reconciliation, and evangelism as people of faith. As they guide young adults to reflect on their experiences,… Read more »

E200353 – Regional Liaison For West Africa, Ghana Mission Personnel

Josh Heikkila is the PC(USA) regional liaison for West Africa, where he facilitates partner relationships, implements regional strategies, and supports the work of other mission personnel. “When we strive to live together as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, our faith is deepened and strengthened, despite our cultural differences, and we become better disciples of… Read more »

E200373 – Professor Of Church History, Mission, & Religion

Karla Koll is professor of history, mission, and religions at the Latin American Biblical University (UBL), a PC(USA) mission partner that has been training church leaders throughout Latin America for over 90 years. “I have the joy of guiding women and men into deeper understandings of their faith in Christ, as my colleagues and I… Read more »

E200351 – HIV/AIDS Consultant, Southern Africa

Janet Guyer, who has been under mission appointment since 1989, serves as the regional facilitator for Women and Children’s Interests. Her ministry focuses on Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia. She accompanies African partners as they strive to address the marginalization of women and children in their communities. Janet assists with strategic planning, works with women… Read more »

E200489 – Church Planter/Trainer

Rev. Gordon and Dorothy Gartrell work in partnership with the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil in ministries of church planting and leadership. They are helping a small church grow through a ministry of leadership development. Once that church is stronger, they will begin work in church planting. They realize this is a long process, but… Read more »