Rev. Dr. Cesar Carhuachin’s Ministry

Cesar Carhuachin teaches at the Reformed University of Colombia, which is the country’s first Protestant university.  It received official government accreditation in 2002.  Cesar Carhuachin has been called to teach biblical studies and theology in the university’s School of Theology, which has its roots in the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of the Gran Colombia.  The seminary was founded in the early 1980s to train clergy for the Presbyterian Church of Colombia and became part of the university when the university was formed.  The School of Theology stresses the study of the Bible in the original languages and seeks to integrate all theological study into the context of Colombian society.  Today students from various Protestant traditions study at the school.  In addition to his duties as professor frequently Cesar preaches at local churches.

Tyler & Rochelle Holm’s Ministry

Tyler & Rochelle Holm serve in Mzuzu, Malawi, at the invitation of the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP), Synod of Livingstonia.  Tyler serves on faculty at the University of Livingstonia and prepares future CCAP ministers, and Rochelle manages a program to help bring clean water and sanitation to the people of Malawi.

Tyler is an instructor (lecturer) of biblical studies at the University of Livingstonia, Faculty of Theology.  Students can earn either a Diploma in Theology or a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology in preparation for ministry, or to further their academic studies.  In addition to biblical studies, Tyler teaches theology as well as other courses.  He also provides other support services for the university faculty and students.

Rochelle serves as the manager of the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation and Smart Centre at Mzuzu University.  The Centre, which partners with the Synod of Livingstonia’s Development Department, opened in 2009 and participates in research, training, and outreach programs.  Mzuzu University also offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in water and sanitation, building local subject matter experts.  The Centre also has an exciting and innovative focus on low-cost water and sanitation solutions appropriate for households to purchase as well as an emphasis on supporting local water and sanitation entrepreneurs.

Rev. Sarah Henken’s Ministry

Sarah works in collaboration with the peace commission of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia as the church strives to help all Colombians build a new future and bring an end to over 50 years of armed conflict.  A lifelong peace advocate, Sarah helps develop educational materials and programs for the promotion of peace and reconciliation within churches and communities.  She engages in diaconal ministry with local groups of campesino farmers displaced by the violence as they seek new land to farm and sustain their families.  Sarah also coordinates the Young Adult Volunteers who serve alongside the Presbyterian Church of Colombia in a variety of ministries.  Her home base is in Barranquilla, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, and she visits churches and communities throughout the country.