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BRETT AND LIA LAMBERTH

Brett and Eulalia (Lia) are serving as missionaries to Guatemala. They have one child, Elijah. The Lamberth’s have been serving in Guatemala since December 2012. Brett is tasked with providing both theological education to pastors and leaders and direction to Chosen People. Lia has accepted the responsibility of overseeing field operations for For the Love of Missions, an organization providing small jobs to those living in poverty. With her role she able to provide counsel and disciple those whom she oversees.

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NATE AND ERIN BRADY

Shortly after arriving to Guatemala the Brady’s began to see the need for pastors and leaders to receive formal theological training. Because of this need they were tasked with beginning the pastoral training initiative of Chosen People. Even with numerous seminaries in Guatemala there are large numbers of pastors and leaders who cannot attend seminary. Their goal is to reach this group of pastors by taking theological education to them.

The foundational belief of their ministry is that God’s primary method of being glorified is by making Himself known and being the joy of His people. The Church is the primary vehicle by which this is accomplished. They desire to see that church in Guatemala rise up for this purpose. You can read more about the Brady’s ministry here.

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GEOVANI AND MIMI GAROZ

Geovani grew up catholic and came to Christ at 21 years old. He has served as a missionary/translator for almost 14 years and has worked with more than 100 missions teams from many different ministries, including Medical Missions Ministry and BPI (Business Partners International), both out of Atlanta, GA.

JHON FLORES

Originally from Perú, Jhon has served in various youth and pastoral ministries. He has his Licensure and Masters in Theology from Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA). He has dedicated his time and passion to the training of leaders with Chosen People International.

RAMIRO AND SHIRLEY RIVAS

Ramiro accepted Jesus Christ in 2000 and pastored for one year in Peronia and 3 years in Canalitos; He is currently planting a church in Zone 17 of Guatemala City. He has a Profesorado in Biblical Studies from Instituto Bíblico Monte Basán.

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JOSÉ PÉREZ

José serves on both the Church Partnership team, as well as on the Pastoral Training team of Chosen People International. He helps to coordinate, advise, and implement community development throughout Guatemala alongside our church partners stateside.  José encountered Jesus Christ in 2008 and has been serving the Lord since then in various capacities including: missions, discipleship, and worship teams. He is currently completing his B.A. in Theology at the Southern Theological Baptist Seminary of Mexico.

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EDGAR AND BRILEY CASTRO

Edgar was born and raised in Guatemala. He graduated from the University of North Georgia in 2017 with a B.A. in Business Administration. Edgar moved back to Guatemala and began working with Chosen People soon after. He has served in Chosen People’s well-drilling ministry and, recently, transitioned to their Strategic Church Partnership team. Briley is originally from Illinois and is currently finishing her B.S. in Counseling at Johnson University in Tennessee. Edgar and Briley met in Guatemala while serving on a mission trip.  In May 2018, they will get married. Currently, they are preparing to return to Guatemala in 2019 to serve with Chosen People full time.

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JAMIE AND SHELLY BARRETT

Jamie Barrett serves as Development Officer for Chosen People International. He is married to Shelly since 2005 and his children are Daphne and Stephen. He lives in Elizabethtown, KY where he is a covenant member of Reformed Baptist Church of Elizabethtown. Jamie completed his BS in Business Administration at Bryan College and M.Div in Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is certified with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, is ordained as an elder and deacon, and has pastored a small congregation. He has served in Chile, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, The Middle East, Nepal, and Myanmar. Jamie enjoys woodworking, gardening, and all things outdoors and is passionate to train pastors and make disciples who are equipped to make other disciples.