Location: Dominican Republic, Latin America & the Caribbean
Ministry Focus: Ryan and Heather DeWeerd, along with their daughter Liberty and son Eddison, are living and working in the central and northern parts of the Dominican Republic to equip and empower evangelical pastors and leaders. They are one of two families that compose the core ministry team on the ground. Their ministry seeks to provide spiritual and material resources to the Dominican church to help them reach their nation and the nations of the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They do this through running a Theological Seminary (CETS), regional pastoral leadership conferences and local seminars, community transformation projects, evangelism resources and events, preaching and teaching, and running short term teams to help local pastors and leaders reach their communities.
Ministry History: Ryan grew up in Brampton, Ontario and studied Computer Engineering at U of T. After attending the Urbana student missions conference, God confirmed his call for overseas missions. In 2007 he arrived in Nagua, DR, and in 2010 became a Global worker with the PAOC. Ryan is currently in the BRE completion program with Masters College and Seminary (MCS). Heather grew up in Dartmouth and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and was called to missions after a missions trip to Mexico in 1999. She completed her BTh in Cross Cultural Studies at MCS and then worked for the college for 7 years. In this time she helped lead and organize trips to the DR with MCS through which she met Ryan, they got married, and are continuing to obey God's call together in the DR.
- Greater spiritual vision, wisdom, strength and passion in the midst of ministry expansion
- Blessing and direction as we continue to develop and grow our Bible Seminary.