Serving in Costa Rica
David and Suzannah Nacho serve in the area of leadership formation and theological education in Latin America. Their ministry out of Costa Rica has local, regional and global impact through CETI (Center for Interdisciplinary Theological Studies). CETI is a learning community of students, faculty and administrators that uses a master’s, certificate and open course program to strengthen the capacity of local churches, leaders, pastors and professionals. Students come from many different fields to build bridges between their faith and life for the sake of integral transformation of their families, churches, work and society.
As academic dean and professor for CETI, David seeks to make the program accessible, contextual, relevant and paradigm-shifting for students and faculty alike. The courses David has taught include Church, Narrative Theology, and Biblical Wisdom and Popular Culture, among others. Suzannah teaches a course on Spirituality and Discernment.
David and Suzannah are among CBM’s longest serving Global Field Staff, having worked with us for over 12 years. Their ministry experience in El Salvador, Argentina, Bolivia and Costa Rica includes youth at risk, community development, mentoring, theological education and curriculum development. In 2016, the Nachos moved to Costa Rica where they live with their three young children, Sofia, Andres and Anna Laura.
Latest Ministry Updates
In March David was in São Paolo, Brazil teaching a joint Open Course and On Campus Course about Narrative. The course was bilingual, David taught in both Spanish and Portuguese and was attended by over 30 students. Students were deeply encouraged by studying the scriptures together, and challenged to be instruments of change in their churches. While in São Paulo David
We hope this update finds you well. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of the work God is doing in Latin America through theological education and academic discipleship. We believe that this year’s courses will be life giving to our students. A lot of the teaching we do is online. Just the other day I overheard David saying,
We start this year with gratitude for your continued support and prayers for our ministry of leadership formation in Latin America. As we wrote in our last update, we were extremely blessed by a smooth transition of passing our ministry over to the local leaders, pastors and Baptist Seminary in Bolivia. The Seminary recently announced they hired
Leadership formation for Integral Mission is a vast area of ministry. It requires biblical foundations, a deep love for God’s church and for the community that surrounds it. It is not about taking initiative for people, but about shaping hearts and minds to embrace and join in God’s transformative work. We have been blessed this year because God has