Mission Co-Workers

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 »

E200316 – Principal for RECONCILE Peace Institute, Sudan

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Reformed Church in America (RCA) have joined their efforts by sending Reverends Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather to South Sudan to work alongside the Sudanese. Shelvis is the principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute, which equips leaders to initiate sustainable peace in places of high conflict and trauma. Nancy is… Read more »

E200527 – Nurse, South Sudan

Nancy McGaughey started work with the Murle people as a community health facilitator in November 2012, partnering with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan with a primary focus in Community Health Evangelism (CHE). Due to continuing conflict in Pibor, most of her service is with Interchurch Medical Assistance in the areas of reproductive health—a crucial… Read more »

E200504 – Regional Liaison for Iraq, Syria & Lebanon

As regional liaison, the heartbeat of Elmarie Parker’s work is to strengthen and deepen the relational ties between the church in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and Presbyterians in the United States. She is convinced that the witness of indigenous Christian churches in the region is essential for a peaceful future. Scott’s work centers on developing… Read more »

E200475 – Peace Initiative Promoter and Pastoral Accompanier

Sarah Henken is serving as the Peace Initiative Promoter and Pastoral Accompanier to the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC). Work for peace and reconciliation has been a focus of the PC(USA)-IPC partnership for over 20 years. Sarah collaborates with the Peace Commission of the IPC in developing activities and educational materials for the promotion of… Read more »

E200327 – Vice President For Spiritual and Community Life, Payap University

Esther Wakeman is the Chaplain at Payap University in Chiang Mai, the first Christian university in Thailand. “This is a time of great social stress and change, and the privilege of helping prepare young leaders for the country is a great responsibility and honor,” she says. Esther’s husband, Rob, a retired mission coworker with more… 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 »

E200358 – Academic Dean, United Kingdom

Tom Harvey, a long-term volunteer, is academic dean of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS) in England, a critical center for global Christianity and mission that was founded by church leaders from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The founders saw the need for informed engagement to better understand and facilitate the growth of the… Read more »

E200370 – Professor Of Theology, Cairo, Egypt

This position teaches theology at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. Established in 1863, ETSC is the largest protestant seminary in the region and trains hundreds of Arabic-speaking students for church ministry in Egypt and throughout the Middle East.