Ricardo & Beth Gomez

Colombia – Latin America

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The Gómez family is based in Medellín, Colombia.  Ricardo began serving as the Area Director for Latin America in April 2019. His responsibilities include the oversight of U.S. and International missionaries serving in Latin America. He also oversees national leaders and the Latin American Mission Districts.  Ricardo is a strong believer in teamwork and has established teams working in the areas of Community Church Planting, Pastoral Formation, and Pastoral Care to help reach Latin America for Christ through church planting and leadership development. Beth leads the communications team for the area.

julie yerger


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Julie has had several roles at Kibogora Hospital. Currently, her goal is to help decrease the hospital’s infant mortality rate, focusing on education and mentoring for the nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In future phases she will work with nurse midwives at the hospital and then with community nurses. Julie also helps with the program for poor senior citizens in the community.

Eric & Virginia spangler


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Eric and Virginia Spangler have been a part of the Free Methodist Family since 1990. Serving the local church, the Spanglers have cared for God’s people in two congregations in the midwest, and four congregations in the Pacific Northwest Conference. They have a home in Arlington, Washington, just north of Seattle. Eric grew up in north Idaho, and Virginia in Texas. They met while attending a discipleship training program and serving at a ministry in north Texas founded by the late Keith Green, who had significant impact

upon their hearts for the world.  Eric’s heart was changed when he was invited to visit Asia for the first time. As of June 2014, the Spanglers made the transition to Career Missionary service, and Eric became the Asia Area Director. His three Priorities 

  1. To oversee the FMWM missionary team in Asia;
  2. Partner with Asian national leaders to build and support strategies that will grow the church;
  3. Work to more purposefully connect FMC-Asia with the FMC-USA,