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Meet our staff


Jonathan & Aura pappa

Jonathan- Pastor and Fourth Level Teacher

Aura- Second Level Teacher

Jonathan and Aura are the directors of the school. They are both deaf. Aura teaches a beginning level class in the mornings during the week and leads a Bible study for deaf women twice a week in the afternoons. Jonathan teaches the fourth-level class during the mornings and works in our video production department in the afternoons. They have three hearing children.

Elvis Aguirre

 National Director, Teacher, and Pastor

Elvis (hearing) is a seminary graduate with a heart to reach the Deaf in his country. He teaches in the school and is considered Greg's right-hand man, making sure all our t's are crossed and i's are dotted. He and is wife Yulissa have two boys, José Arturo and Samuel.


Febe Hernández

School Coordinator, Clinical Psychologist, and Teacher

Febe (hearing) is also a seminary graduate and Clinical Psychologist. She believes God has called her to work with deaf people, especially children and their parents. She is slowly working her way out of the classroom to devote more time to counseling and teaching parents. Febe also heads up the community classes alongside Aura.

Edwin and Heidy Pérez

Maintenance and Cleaning

Edwin and Heidy are both deaf. They live in the ministry center with their three hearing children, two little girls and a baby boy. They work as a team cleaning the facilities and preparing for visitors. Edwin is a good cook and helps Greg with construction on the property. 

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Ruth Figueroa

First Level Teacher

Ruth is our first-level teacher and is deaf. She stays quite busy teaching children who come to us but don't know a language. Ruth helps in the afternoons with the girl's vocational class. She loves teaching. She and her husband Jorge have two hearing children. As a family, they go the extra mile and are always a great help.

José & Yolima Sánchez

José- Maintenance Technician

Yolima- Vocational Teacher 

José and Yolima (both hearing) are Yulissa's parents and came to us from Venezuela in a miraculous way. Yolima teaches the girl’s afternoon vocational class where they learn sewing and home economics. José is the "fixit man" and keeps everything running smoothly, which frees up Greg to do his work. José also helps in the shop when needed.


Margory Chinchilla

Social Worker and Sixth Level Teacher

Margory is hearing and teaches our sixth-level class as well as our Friday adult class. She has learned LSG very quickly and always has a smile on her face. She also helps plan and coordinate the many different extracurricular activities.


Juliet Sánchez de Contreras 

Fifth Level Teacher

Juliet is ’s sister and José and Yolima’s daughter. She is married to Miguel and they have two children. She teaches the fifth-level class. Juliet is organized and has transitioned well into teaching a deaf class. She worked for us as a cook several years ago. 


Estefani Aguilar

PRONEA Teacher

Estefani is our PRONEA teacher. She is an excellent teacher and a delight to be around. You might say that she is our resident "arborist" and has, with the student's help, planted over 350 trees on our new property. 

Dairy Cruz

Third Level Teacher

Dairy started as a deaf student in the school when she was 10 years old. She is now the teacher for the third-level class. She is also continuing her studies here in the PRONEA program. She is a very talented and responsible young lady.


Melki Martínez

Teacher's Assistant

Melki is in an apprenticeship program with Greg and will one day be the Carpentry/Welding shop teacher. He has a great attitude and works well with his hands. He is also very caring, always helping out the other students.

César Vásquez 


César is in an apprenticeship program with Jonathan in the video department. César is young but his sign language is clear and easy to understand. He was one of our first students years ago and is continuing his studies in the PRONEA class.


Edin Flores


Edin is also a student who started with us many years ago. He is currently in the PRONEA class. He is an extraordinary artist, and Jeanette has been training him on the use of the computer writing tablet and graphic design. 

Estuardo Pivaral

Office Manager

Estuardo is our newest member of the team. He has a degree in business and manages the day-to-day financial activity of the ministry. He has a great attitude and helps Greg find and purchase supplies for the building project.

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