SERVING IN : International
MINISTRY FOCUS : Social Justice
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).
What is life without Christ? And what if we forget to nurture and care for our soul -body, mind, and spirit so that we live for Christ and His Kingdom?
Catalina says: “I am a result of mission’s work”. She came to know the Lord as her Savior in one of the church plants in her hometown in Quito. A year later she met her husband Jim who was serving as a missionary in Ecuador. After marriage, they returned to Ecuador as full-time missionaries.
Catalina is passionate about Jesus and His work on the cross for salvation, healing, and restoration for all that put their trust in Him. From her compassionate heart, she shares the pain of a difficult upbringing, the sorrow of wrong decisions, and the beautiful work of redemption and restoration that God has done in her life.
She understands that spiritual formation is a key element in the life of every believer. By using the gifts God has given her of teaching and equipping, she wants to encourage believers to grow individually in a deeper relationship with Him. And corporately creating a trustworthy and healthy Christian community that invites others to believe and declare His goodness, therefore expanding His Kingdom.
She has been doing mission work for the last 28 years. First, she served in Ecuador as the founder and director of the first pregnancy resource center in the country. From 2012 -2020 she served with a life-giving non-profit organization, equipping and training pastors and leaders in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. The focus of these training events is to help participants to gain a better understanding of the intimate relationship between the Gospel and the intrinsic value of every human life. This invites the church to respond to the attacks against life in their nations. From 2020 Catalina continues to work in this field under the umbrella of her agency, Globe International.
Catalina and Jim have been married for almost 29 years. They have a child in heaven, two adult children, a beloved daughter-in-law, and two precious granddaughters that are the love of their lives. She has a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. And a master’s degree in biblical studies with an emphasis on Spiritual Formation from Crown College, USA. Jim and Catalina are active members of 3 Circle Church in Fairhope, AL.