2017 Nazarene Missionary Candidates

Overland Park, Kansas

The Church of the Nazarene's Global Mission office recommended 15 missionaries for appointment during the Church of the Nazarene's 94th Session of the General Board Monday, 27 February in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.

David and Jennifer Allen have served together as intern missionaries since April 2014 on the Africa Region. David serves as the regional finance coordinator. Jennifer serves in Donor Relations. David and Jennifer have two children, Bethany and Max. Their home church is on the USA Northwest District. The Allens are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve the Africa Region.

Erika Contreras has served as a missionary on specialized assignment since September 2013 on the South America Region. Erika serves as the finance assistant and jurisdictional secretary. Her home church is on the Mexico Central District. Erika is being commissioned as a missionary on global assignment to serve on the South America Region.

David and Tabita González have served together as intern missionaries since July 2014 on the South America Region. David serves as the regional ministries coordinator. Tabita serves as the regional Nazarene Compassionate Ministries coordinator. David and Tabita have two children, Lucas and Jermias. David’s home church is on the Mexico Gulf District. Tabita’s home church is on the USA Kansas City District. Dave and Tabita are being commissioned as missionaries to serve the South America Region.

Napoleón and Elena Guerrero have served together as missionaries on specialized assignment since January 2014 on the South America Region. Napoleón serves as the national ministries coordinator and the regional Evangelism and Church Planting coordinator. Elena serves as the Sprout Program coordinator. Napoleón and Elena have three children, Napoleón, Nelson, and Luz Elena. Their home church is on the Peru North Pacific District. The Guerreros are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to Bolivia.

Joseph and Beth Heath have served together as missionaries on specialized assignment since April 2014 on the Africa Region. Joseph and Beth serve as coordinators for Work & Witness and Mobilization. Joseph also serves as the field treasurer and Beth serves as the field secretary. Joseph and Beth have one child, Peter. Their home church is on the USA Kansas City District. Joseph and Beth are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to South Africa.

Carlos and Isabel Juárez have served together as intern missionaries since September 2014 on the South America Region. Carlos serves in the Ministry of Communications. Isabel serves as the assistant to the regional SDMI coordinator. Carlos and Isabel have two children, Katherine and Nathalie. Their home church is on the Guatemala Central District. Carlos and Isabel are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to Ecuador.

Matthew and Sara Marshall have served together as missionaries on specialized assignment since October 2013 on the Africa Region. Matthew serves as chaplain and lecturer. Sara serves as the homeschool teacher for their children. Matthew and Sarah have three children, Chloe, Elizabeth, and William. Their home church is on the USA MidSouth District. The Marshalls are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to Swaziland.

Alessandro and Cristiane Polonio have served as intern missionaries since February 2013 on the South America Region. Alessandro serves as the coordinator for Church Development in Chile and regional Nazarene Missions International coordinator. Cristiane serves as the national Child Sponsorship coordinator. Alessandro and Cristiane have two children, Raquel and Sarah. Their home church is on the Brazil Southeast Paulista District. Alessandro and Cristiane are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to Chile.