Don and Martha Wehmeyer

The Antioch Partners

Mérida, Mexico


About Our Partners

National Presbyterian Church of Mexico

Don and Martha have worked with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico since Don graduated from seminary in the early 80s. Their ministry has focused on three areas: theological education, church planting, and retreat-workshop leadership. In theological education Don continues to teach at San Pablo Theological Seminary in Mérida. Don also travels to different presbyteries to give workshops on topics the local Mexican churches request. The Wehmeyers have been involved in three church plants that are now self-supporting congregations with their own installed pastors, and in 2016 they started a fourth congregation. Don and Martha are also the founders of the Gethsemane Retreat Center. The center is used by Christians from all traditions for spiritual formation and marriage enrichment and it also serves as a base for frequent short-term mission teams from the U.S. Martha has plans to develop a diaconate ministry, teaching local women the craft of quilting, or patchwork sewing, so they can create saleable items and increase their family incomes. Formerly PC(USA) mission co-workers, the Wehmeyers now serve in Mérida through The Antioch Partners.

The Impact

Don and Martha are totally committed to building the capacity of Mexican partners to share and show the love of Jesus as they teach leaders, equip members and build relationships between congregations in the U.S. and Mexico.

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $30,000 for support and program funds.