Brenda and I have been married for 12 years, and throughout that time we have both had a desire to go overseas. I taught missionary kids in Papua New Guinea and helped lead many short term missionary teams in Venezuela seventeen years ago. Brenda studied in Spain and went on several missionary trips to Mexico. We had our daughter Rylie in 2005 and then we had Ella in 2008. I taught math for 16 years in Idaho and Brenda taught in the elementary grades for 8 years.

We made excuses for many years as to why we should not move somewhere out of our comfort zone to serve the Lord, but after a sermon series at church and the encouragement from our small group at church we decided it was time to step off the shore and into the “wet ankle zone” by moving to Quito to teach at Victoria Bilingual Christian Academy.
We were so excited to be a part of the Extreme Nazarene community whose sole purpose is to plant churches and disciple future leaders. Last year we had the opportunity to teach English to Ecuadorian children, help provide scholarships for missionary kids to attend Victoria Academy, and learn more about the language and culture. After being here for one year and seeing all that God was doing in the church plants in Argentina, Chile and Ecuador we felt like God wanted to use our gift of teaching, mentorship and building relationships to help support 40/40’s and a pastor plant a church. After much prayer and guidance from mentors in our life we accepted the position as the Cluster Support Family for the church plant in Latacunga, Ecuador.
We are excited to announce that our team will be arriving in January to start training in Quito and we will move to Latacunga, Ecuador in late spring/early summer 2017!

“To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:1-3

Craig’s work:

2015-2016 – English Teacher Abroad (Quito)
2016-Present – 40/40 Cluster Coordinator Couple (Latacunga)