David Cortés-Fuentes and Josey Sáez-Acevedo
About Our Partners
The Evangelical Theological Seminary, Outreach’s partner in Matanzas, Cuba, prepares ministers for Cuban churches. Over 400 students are now engaged in studies through Matanzas Seminary. Not enough Cuban professors are available to meet the demand for seminary instruction, so the seminary has invited David Cortés-Fuentes to teach New Testament and Greek. Josefina Sáez-Acevedo is looking forward to using her experience in Christian education and ministry to further their work in Cuba. The Evangelical Theological Seminary was founded in 1946 by Presbyterian, Methodist, and Episcopal churches. In addition to offering the basic degree for those called to pastoral ministry, it also offers BA programs in Christian education, Bible and Theology, and Christian Service for lay leadership training. Two Master´s degree programs are also offered.
David and Josey sense a strong call to help people gain a deeper understanding of Christ. “Our earliest memories of our sense of call to ministry have been in the area of education,” says David. He has about a decade of experience teaching seminary students, while Josey has spent nearly a dozen years as a Christian educator in congregations. They go to Cuba seeking to, “engage, equip and inform church leaders in ministry grounded in a healthy biblical and theological foundation.”
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $15,000 for support funds.