Proyecto Amistad is a community of Christians throughout the US and Mexico who join resources to provide Christian education in northcentral and central Mexico. It was formerly associated directly with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and its Presbyterian Border Ministry with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico. The ministry currently partners with Presbyterian Border Region Outreach and the San Pablo Theological Seminary of Merida, Yucatan.
Volunteer Recruitment and Training
The ministry provides professional training to our volunteers with the Club Amistad children’s program. We have over 150 active Mexican volunteers who teach, feed, coach, and care for children in our Club programs. We also have administrative volunteers using their gifts to support the ministry in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, newsletter development, fundraising, and program oversight.
Board of Directors
Proyecto Amistad is governed by a binational and volunteer Board of Directors and abides by published bylaws. Contact Proyecto Amistad for more information.
CLP Rafael Dominguez Ubeira (President)-Laredo, TX
Pbro. Moises Mendoza Gonzalez (Vice President) - Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Fred Paschal - Corpus Christi, TX
Pbro. Teodoro Villanueva C. (Secretario) - Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Lee Ratcliff (Treasurer) - Longview, TX
The many Friends of Amistad in both nations who provide prayer, funding, and hands-on support
Jim Ritchie (bookkeeping) - San Antonio, TX.
Rick Lane (fund raising) - San Antonio TX.
Eliud Luna (newsletter and design) - Nuevo Laredo.
Susie Frerichs and Abraham Hernandez live in Frijolillo, San Martin Chalchicuautla, SLP where he keeps orange groves and bees and she serves the Most Holy Trinity PC as coordinator of Youth and Children´s ministries. Susie Frerichs was former coordinator of Proyecto Amistad for 13 years. She is now the facilitator of Proyecto Amistad´s ministry in Huastecas Presbytery (which includes 9 Clubs) and of our US Communications. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Roberto, Kassumy, Eliezer, and Ruben have been with the ministry for over eleven years. Based in Nuevo Laredo, Roberto and Kassumy support Club Amistad programs for children at seven (and counting) churches in Noreste Presbytery of México. Roberto serves as Director of the ministry and Kassumy manages the Mexican office. You can contact Roberto at email@example.com