Who We Are

We are a team of North Americans and Guatemalans working together to grow godly leaders by training Guatemalans for leadership while impacting North Americans for world missions

Our Guatemalan Leaders

These Guatemalans have grown into leadership positions in our programs and are now responsible for various areas in our ministry

Our Missionaries

These missionaries, many of whom have made Guatemala their home, support the Guatemalan leadership as they grow godly leaders

Our US Office

Our US Office works with the North American leadership team and missionaries in Guatemala and connects with our American supporters in meaningful ways

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Impact Ministries USA provides oversight for policy and financial decisions

Our Guatemalan Leaders

Ericka Cabnal de Beb

Vida Schools
Vida Children’s Home

David Balaam

Academic Director

Jaime Cho

Schools Administrative Director

Pastor Hector Beb

Rio de Vida Churches

Pastor Mynor Toc

Rio de Vida Churches

Julio Lem

Transportation
Hospitality

Walter Dubon

Construction
Maintenance

Edgar Suc

Sustainability & Agriculture

Our Missionaries

Les Peters

Founder
Field Director

serving in Guatemala

Rita Peters

Founder
Field Director

serving in Guatemala

Scott McLaren

Operations Manager (USA)

serving in North America and Guatemala

Julie McLaren

Operations Manager (USA)

serving in North America and Guatemala

Ruth Peters de Dubón

Sponsorship Coordinator (Guatemala)

serving in Guatemala

Julie Sawatzky de Lem

Assistant Director of Hospitality

serving in Guatemala

Our US Office

Scott McLaren

Operations Manager (USA)

Julie McLaren

Operations Manager (USA)

Rachel
Brandenburg

Mission Engagement Coordinator


Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Brandenburg

Medical Engagement
Coordinator

Mel Jackson

Short Term Teams Coordinator

Martha Sawatzky

Fieldworker Coordinator


Our Board of Directors

Phil Claussen

Phil Claussen

Tieton, WA


Beth Claussen

Beth Claussen

Tieton, WA


Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Brandenburg

Lafayette, IN

Doug Rowland

Doug Rowland

Rock Island, IL

Rita Peters

Tactic, Guatemala


Les Peters

Tactic, Guatemala


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