Rev. Ray and Lidia Zirkel - Costa Rica
In 1995, the Zirkels were invited by Dr. Luis Palomo, Bishop, to minister with the Methodist Church in Costa Rica. Ray is an ordained elder in the Methodist Church and serves as a professor at the Evangelical Methodist Seminary. In addition, Ray is a member of the Board of Directors of the Methodist High School and Elementary School; and, he helps to plant and develop local congregations. They are currently working with the child welfare agency and the Methodist Church to build a children’s home in San José. Ray and Linda host 20 to 25 short-term Missionary Teams each year who work on a variety of church related projects.