Our Leadership

 

Ricardo Gómez

Ricardo Gómez is Executive Director for Impact Latin America. Originally from Colombia, he has a master’s in theology and a Ph.D. in intercultural studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has served the church in many different capacities, primarily in Latin America, including as pastor, church planter and seminary professor. He is currently the Latin American Area Director for Free Methodist World Missions where he has been a missionary for the past 13 years. Ricardo lives in Medellín, Colombia with his wife, Beth, and their two teenage children. When not traveling throughout the region, you will find him exercising, cooking, or watching European league soccer.

John Jairo Leal

John Jairo Leal is the Community Church Planting Coordinator for Latin America. A native of Colombia, he completed an undergraduate degree in theology and church planting. He has served as pastor, church planter, seminary professor and has written pastoral training materials. John Jairo lives in Medellín, Colombia, with his wife, Susana, and their two daughters, Isabella and Valentina. When he is not working he likes to watch movies and visit new places with his family.

Sue Wilkins Mitchell

Sue Mitchell is the Development Coordinator for Impact Latin America. She has a Masters of Theology from Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. As a natural storyteller, she has a passion for bearing witness to the work of God in the world. Sue lives with her husband, Shawn, his daughter, Evie, and their half-domesticated cat, Ben, in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Delia Nüesch-Olver

Delia Nüesch-Olver, PhD, grew up in a Swiss missionary family in Argentina. She is a pastor, church planter, former professor and director of Global Urban Mission at Seattle Pacific University, recent Latin America Area Director for Free Methodist World Missions, and sought-after speaker on the topic of developing an appropriate missiology for today’s world. As the founder of this movement in Latin America, Dr. Nüesch-Olver now serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Impact Latin America. For fun Delia enjoys walking and cooking international food for her husband, Paul.

Beth Gómez

Beth Gómez is Impact Latin America’s communications liaison in Latin America. Since 2006, she has served alongside her husband, Ricardo, as a missionary in Latin America, working in communications and video as well as ministry to women and couples. Before serving as a missionary, Beth worked for 10 years as an executive assistant in a multinational company. She is the mother of two teenagers and enjoys baking, flower arranging, and taking long walks.