Education

Joshua and Erica Bode

God calls Christian communities to bear witness to the gospel of peace and reconciliation through service and discipleship. In Oman—a Muslim-majority nation—this call is lived out, in part, through the Protestant Church in Oman (PCO). The PCO was founded by the RCA and has been charged with the stewardship of all Protestant Christianity in the country, comprising more than 50 Protestant congregations. Josh has been called to be the RCA shepherd to this diverse and international body of believers in Muscat, Oman, as they seek to build bridges and love their Muslim neighbors.

Bob Oliveira

Bob believes that God has been preparing him for this missional role his entire life.

Andy Smothers

Andy Smothers serves as the associate pastor for the English Language Congregation (ELC) of the National Evangelical Church of Bahrain, a church planted by the RCA in 1893. He will be leading the discipleship program for the church, including Christian education programs and Bible studies. Andy will also supervise the church's ministry leaders and teach in the Theological Education by Extension program, a lay leadership development program.

Chris Briggs

The Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) provides the Deaf community in Jamaica with a language, education, mentoring, and an opportunity to encounter the gospel.

John Hubers

John's calling is to serve as a catalyst and resource person for RCA congregations and leaders in an increasingly diverse North American population

Felipe and Janelle deWaard-Silva

Since the fall of communism, Romania has been putting itself back together. However, there is still significant government corruption, a lack of trust, and skepticism that hard work, courage, and perseverance can pay off.

John Lokeno

Too often, community development projects rely on outside resources, which create an unhealthy environment of dependency. John Lokena hopes to do the opposite—to inspire and equip local people to determine their own future with their own resources.

Michael & Carrie Johnson

Michael and Carrie Johnson are part of a ministry in Edinburgh called East Mountain, a ministry hub where Christian leaders can encounter Christ, be trained for their work, and receive mentoring, theological training, and spiritual care.

Michael and Carrie's vision is to come alongside pastors and ministry workers in Scotland and throughout Europe to provide the support they need to fulfill their calling. They hope to impact not only these leaders, but also all those who are under their care.

David Mojica

David Mojica has been called to a multiplication development ministry: planting new churches, evangelizing, equipping disciples, spearheading social impact ministries (particularly with school-aged children through the arts), and channeling these efforts toward a church-planting movement. He is leading these efforts with other gospel partners in the Dominican Republic.

Juan Kempers Seminary

In the 1920s, a new field of expansion opened in Chiapas with the help of missionaries John and Mabel Kempers of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). The National Presbyterian Church in Mexico developed important evangelistic work in Chiapas, first among the Spanish-speaking population and then among the Mayan-speaking people in the 1950s. Today Chiapas is one of the strongholds of the National Presbyterian Church. The number of members of the National Presbyterian Church in Chiapas alone is greater than the total number of RCA members.