Carol Rittenhouse

Serving in MAR Central | Mesoamerica

I was raised in Huntington, Indiana, attending Huntington First Church of the Nazarene. I attended Olivet Nazarene University and graduated with a degree in French/Spanish secondary education (B.A. Romance Languages). I have always been a teacher and teaching gives me such joy!

However, God continued to move my heart toward mission and ministry. After 8 months in Russia helping with the homeschooling of a missionary family, God opened the doors for me to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary. I graduated in 2006 with a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in 2010. I began work at the Global Ministry Center in Lenexa, Kansas in January 2007. It has been a wonderful experience to work with the people of the Global Ministry Center. It is indeed another step in my preparation for the next step God has opened - which is serving in Costa Rica. There are many other life details - many, many travels and exciting experiences. I hope to get more opportunity to share some of those with you soon!

I will be working on the campus of the seminary (Seminario Nazareno de las Americas or SENDAS) in San Jose, Costa Rica. I will be teaching English through the language program (CALL) held on the campus, and I will be  working with the president of the seminary, Dr. Ruben Fernandez, helping with some of his administrative responsibilities. In addition, I will help with any events on campus and will help host work and witness teams. I also hope to help with website resources in English/Spanish/French and to teach seminary courses either on campus or through the Virtual Nazarene Seminary program.

Home Assignment Dates

Apr 15, 2019 - Jul 15, 2019, United States

Home Assignment Dates

Apr 01, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021, United States

Going Where the Church is Not Yet

Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.

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