Deborah lives in Minnesota, with her husband, Mark, and is a member of Bloomington Living Hope. They became interested in Costa Maya Ministries when their church started financially supporting them as a mission.
Deborah has traveled to Mahahual many times. After her second trip in April 2016, she became the first Volunteer Coordinator for Costa Maya Ministries. This position includes assisting volunteers as they prepare to travel to Mexico to work at the mission, and maintaining a wish list of ministry needs. This list contains items which could be donated and carried to Mexico by volunteers and/or monetary donations for the purchase of much needed items.
Charissa lives in Michigan with her husband, Ross, and her four sons: Graham, Cal, Henry & Harry (twins!). She formerly served as a high school teacher, but now is able to stay at home raising her four boys. She has a passion for missions and has had a few opportunities to travel to different states and countries to do mission work. She is very thankful to be a part of the Costa Maya Ministries Team!
As Communications Coordinator she is responsible for keeping our social media and website up-to-date with the latest ministry news, creating various materials to be used in presentations and events, communicating with our donors and supporters, and managing the newsletter.