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PC(USA) GA Supported Missionaries

The featured missionaries are those who are currently or have recently been supported by PEVA member churches. Each of these missionaries are featured for “Designated Giving” selection when churches do their annual unified and designated giving decisions.

If you do not find the missionary which you choose to support, go to www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/mission-connections If you find a missionary that you prefer to support, you may donate to that missionaries ministry by citing “Designated Giving Code 2999” and putting the missionaries name and project number on your remittance form or pledge form.  You can also request that PEVA establish a "Designated Giving" code for that missionary to make your remittances easier.

Funds remitted to PEVA under the “Designated Giving Code” are consolidated with those of all the churches supporting a selected missionary and forwarded to PC (USA) approximately every month citing which church contributed to the support of which missionary.

Designated Giving Code: #2019: 
Ayoub, Nadia (Greece) D506029
She has been under appointment of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) since 1997 when she served in Central Asia first as a long-term volunteer in women’s ministry, and then as a mission co-worker with various responsibilities in social services.  Born into a Christian family in Egypt, Nadia and her family immigrated to the United States in 1985. “By age 10, I was aware of the loving friendship I have with the Lord Jesus Christ and I trust him as my Savior.”  Before she left Egypt, she had earned her Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Ain Shams University in Cairo and also her Bachelor of Science degree in Christian theology from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo.  In the Ukraine, Nadia will develop and assist the Reformed Church in Carpath-Ukraine to implement church-related early childhood education programs for Roma children in marginalized Roma communities. This pre-evangelism outreach will steadily improve the self esteem and status of Roma children and their parents in the eyes of other Roma and of those in the larger Ukrainian society. In addition, she will work with international and national full-time volunteers to develop a comprehensive early childhood development program that can be used by other communities in Central and Eastern Europe. 

Boyd, Jeff & Christi (DRC) D506075
As regional liaison for Central Africa, Jeff Boyd facilitates support for the relationships, programs and activities of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. He also resources PC(USA) mission personnel and helps connect partner churches with PC(USA) congregations that want to be involved in ministry in the region. Besides the Congo, Christi works in three other French-speaking African countries, Madagascar, Niger, and Rwanda, and one non-French-speaking country, South Sudan. She accompanies global partners as they seek to remedy the marginalization of women and children in their communities, and engages with Presbyterian constituencies in the U.S. that wish to come alongside and promote those efforts.

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Corell, Cindy (Haiti) D507566
Based in Port au Prince, Haiti, as a Joining Hands network companionship facilitator, Cindy Corell connects presbyteries and churches in the United States with a network of churches, grassroots groups, and nongovernmental organizations in Haiti. Around the world Joining Hands networks strive to alleviate poverty and suffering through community education, advocacy, alternative economic activities, lifestyle changes, and spiritual grounding. The goal is to restore the wholeness of God‘s creation and the healing of the human family through prayer, mutual visits, humble accompaniment, repentance, and mutual transformation. Presbyterian World Mission assigns mission personnel to help facilitate this effort, which is a ministry of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.


Esslinger, Kurt (South Korea) D507560
Kurt Esslinger and Hyeyoung Lee each have two roles as mission co-workers in South Korea. First, they both serve as Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) site coordinators for the Daejeon, Korea, site. The YAV site in South Korea is hosted on the campus of Presbyterian-related Hannam University. U.S. young adults live in Daejeon for a year at a time as YAVs and work with agencies such as children’s centers and soup kitchens to support the struggle against poverty, hunger, and homelessness. They share a YAV house together and reflect on what it means to live in an intentional community, in the midst of another culture, and on who God calls us to be, engaging the world around us.  Hyeyoung’s other role is working with Hannam University’s Global Multicultural Leadership Program, which connects Hannam students as well as the YAVs with agencies working with immigrant populations in Daejeon. Kurt also works with the National Council of Churches in Korea and their Reconciliation and Unification Department, which maintains a relationship with the Korean Christian Federation of North Korea and advocates for the respectful and peaceful reconciliation of the ongoing Korean conflict.

McGill, James & Jodi (Niger&South Sudan) D506718
Jim works with the EERN and PCOSS to ensure sustainability for clean water and sanitation at the community level and to ensure the church is a strong presence in the rural development of Niger and South Sudan and an effective advocate for the health of its people. Jodi joins EERN in its efforts to create and staff church-run health clinics and to train students in its new nursing school. She will also be working in the EERN clinic on a regular basis.

Designated Giving Code: #2142
King-Ortega, Tracey (Central America) D507539
Tracey is based in Managua, Nicaragua, but travels frequently throughout all five Central America countries in which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has denominational partners: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  Serving as           World Mission's regional liaison for Central America.  Tracey helps create better               communication between World Mission, mission personnel, partner churches and         PC(USA) congregations interested in ministry in Central America. She has a special     focus on programs of reconciliation and peacemaking.

    Designated Giving Code: #2143        
    Parker, Elmarie & Scott (Iraq,Lebanon & Syria) D507569
    The regional liaison position for Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq is filled by Elmarie Parker. The     heartbeat of her work is to help deepen and strengthen the relational ties between     Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) church partners in her region and Presbyterian constituents in     the United     States.  More specifically, she facilitates Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) support for     partner programs, relationships and activities, and implements the PC(USA)’s international     partnership strategy. She facilitates and seeks to strengthen healthy, effective and     appropriate relationships     among entities of the PC(USA) and those of partner denominations     and organizations in the region.  Additionally, Elmarie supports PC(USA) co-workers serving     in this region in communications, information sharing, mentoring/guiding, encouraging, and     reflection. Scott uses the     medium of written storytelling to work with regional church partners     in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq to communicate their experiences and views with U.S.     Presbyterians

Designated Giving Code: #2160
Sthreshley, Larry & Inge (DRC) D505045
Larry and Inge Sthreshley have been under appointment as mission co-workers since 1987. Larry is director of Project AXxes, a large rural health organization that builds and maintains a health infrastructure for rural Congo.  AXxes focuses on health outcomes (as opposed to building institutions) in southern and eastern Congo, including regions caught up in what has been called the “world’s deadliest war.” Larry heads a team of 50 people that has an impact on     the health of eight million people—fighting malaria, TB, malnutrition, and childhood illnesses       such as diarrhea and respiratory infection. 

Designated Giving Code: #2200
Wagstaff, Leisa (South Sudan) D504924 
Leisa Wagstaff serves in South Sudan with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) in education and trauma-healing. This includes working alongside the PCOSS with South Sudanese refugee populations in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda who have been displaced because of the country’s continuing conflict. In her role as educational facilitator, Leisa serves South Sudan’s most vulnerable communities. She has helped the PCOSS’s school system establish a teacher-training program, develop logistical and curriculum plans, implement trauma-healing workshops for children and prepare teachers to lead workshops.

     Designated Giving Code: #2180
Weller, Micheal & Rachael (Ethiopia) D507277 
Mission co-workers in Ethiopia since 1994 Serving with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) and as regional liaison for the Horn of Africa.
Last Published: March 29, 2021 9:39 AM