He and his wife, Elma, served eight years in Africa with Habitat for Humanity where Miles was the Regional Director for Southern Africa. They have also worked with a Native Indian Association in Alaska for 2 years researching and writing grants for income diversity projects. Miles also worked for 7 years with the Youth Volunteer Corps in Kansas City where he was responsible for reviving their AmeriCorps Program. Most recently Miles and Elma worked independently in Guatemala where they facilitated and implemented programs for the distribution of bibles, water filters, eco-stoves and simple medicines to the very poor of Guatemala. The purpose of forming “Vida Para Todos Guatemala” is to continue these projects. PASTOR CRIS ESCHER - VICE PRESIDENT: Cris is an ordained Pastor with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. His focus is on community and making it a better place for all through Christ. He believes that a church needs to be looking outward and not inward. This approach is a perfect fit for our organization. Cris visited Guatemala while Miles and Elma were working there and has developed some excellent ideas on how to expand the work in Guatemala. He knows some of the people and organizations that we will work with. This makes him a real asset to Vida Par Todos Guatemala. JENNIFER BIBLER - TREASURER: Jennifer is a certified elementary teacher in the Sate of Texas. She has a strong love for children and for developing their abilites for successful adult-hood. She also has a lenghty record of volunteering with various organizations in her community and has volunteered overseas in Africa. Her strong community spirit and Christian love for others is a real blessing to Vida Para Todos Guatemala. PASTOR DAVID MURILLO - SECRETARY: Originally from Los Angeles Dave now lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas serving as Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church. As the son of a Mexican immigrant, Dave grew up in a multicultural and bilingual home and has always felt connected to marginalized and minority groups. To that end, his work has been acutely focused on serving these often overlooked communities in his inner city parish. Attracted to the kindred spirit and vision of Vida Para Todos Guatemala Dave hopes to use his experience with community organizing, grant writing, and ecumenical dialogue to benefit the mission.
EVELYN LEON - VP OF DEVELOPMENT
Evelyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works and serves her community in San Antonio, Texas. She grew up in Guatemala, the place that she calls home.
Since a very young age, Evelyn had the blessing of volunteering in some of the most remote villages in Guatemala and this definitely left a huge impression on her. Since then, a passion for helping and being able to show God’s love through the gifts He has entrusted her with grew.
Evelyn also enjoys acting and modeling and reports she wishes to use whatever platform is needed to share about God and help her brothers and sisters in Guatemala.
Vida Para Todos Guatemala is definitely an answered prayer and the way she is determined to give back to the people and Country that witnessed her smiles and joy as a kid.