Don and Martha Wehmeyer
The Antioch Partners
The Rev. Dr. Don Wehmeyer and Martha Bermejo de Wehmeyer, MD have served in Yucatan, Mexico since 1981. Don is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (1977) and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1981), and he was ordained as a Teaching Elder in Tres Rios Presbytery in 1982. He received his DMin from Columbia Presbyterian Seminary (1998) and was a Millard Scholar at Union Presbyterian Seminary in 1999.
Don and Martha have worked with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico since Don graduated from seminary. Their ministry has focused on three areas: theological education, church planting, and retreat-workshop leadership. In theological education Don has been a professor at the San Pablo Theological Seminary. Don also travels to different presbyteries to give workshops on topics the local Mexican churches request.
In terms of church planting, the Wehmeyers have been involved in three church plants that are now self-supporting congregations with their own installed pastors. In regards to workshops and retreats, Don and Martha are the founders of the Gethsemane Retreat Center in Chablekal, Yucatan. The retreat center is used by Christians from all traditions for spiritual formation, marriage enrichment, and it also serves as a base for frequent short-term mission teams from the U.S.
The Wehmeyers now serve in Mérida through The Antioch Partners (TAP), a mission sending organization started by Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship and The Outreach Foundation. In addition to their ongoing ministries in Mexico, they also serve local churches and presbyteries in the U.S. which are interested in expanding their Hispanic ministries. Furthermore, Martha has plans to create a diaconate ministry teaching local women the craft of quilting, or patchwork sewing, so they can create saleable items and increase their family incomes.
Don and Martha were married in Mérida in 1982 and have three children: Valerie, mother of their first grandchild, Kristen, an RN in Dallas, TX, and David, a student at Texas State University in San Marcos. Please pray for the Wehmeyers as they raise their support to continue the ministries God has called them to in Southern Mexico and beyond.
Minimum Goal for 2016
$30,000 for support and program funds
Serving through The Antioch Partners in Mexico