2012 International Peacemakers Gather in Louisville

Peacemakers will travel throughout the church in September and October

International Peacemakers gathering in the chapel of the Presbyterian CenterThe Presbyterian Peacemaking Program welcomes 14 peacemakers from 11 countries as they gather in Louisville, KY for orientation September 18-20.  They will be traveling to congregations, mid-councils and other institutions from September 21-October 29. 

These visits – which have happened annually since 1984, inform Presbyterians, open hearts and minds, touch lives, build relationships, and inspire new ministries.   Check with your Mid-Council or contact the Peacemaking Program to see if a peacemaker will be in your area.  And please pray for these peacemakers as they bring stories of peace and the need for peace in their countries and communities. 

They are:


COLUMBIA – German Zarate-Durier
HONDURAS – Gloria Mejia Wheeler, Tim Wheeler (mission coworker)

INDONESIA – Made (Kade) Gunaraksawati Mastra Ten Veen
JORDAN – Fadi Diab

LEBANON/SYRIA – Linda Macktaby

MADAGASCAR – Hubert Rakotoarivoniy


PALESTINE – Nora Kort; Arda Aghazarian

PHILIPPINES – Rev. Homar Roca Distajo; Dessa Palm and Cobbie Palm (mission coworker)

RUSSIA – Andrey Beskorovainiy, Al Smith (mission coworker)

SUDAN – Peter Tibi

SYRIA – Majd Lahham

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