Michael and Rachel Weller
About Our Partners
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
Michael was appointed in 1994 to serve in Ethiopia with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. From 1994 to 2001, he taught at the Gidada Bible School, which trains adults for various positions of leadership within the church. From 2002 to 2004, he worked with the Majangir people, nomads who were settling on the outskirts of Dembi Dollo. Through this work, he gained experience in community development and church planting. Michael has been the PC(USA) regional liaison for the Horn of Africa since 2004. Presently covering Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia, Michael serves as a facilitator of PC(USA) support for partner programs, relationships, and activities and as an implementer of regional strategies to build up the church in this economically impoverished but spiritually dynamic region. He supports PC(USA) mission personnel and our global partners in communications, information sharing, mentoring/guiding, encouraging, and missiological reflection. In addition, he serves as a resource for connecting partners and PC(USA) entities. Michael coordinates the efforts of PC(USA) mission initiators, including congregations and presbyteries, and helps them understand the culture, work, and commitments of our partners. Rachel supports the PC(USA) regional work and draws upon her public health training and experience to support the Community Health Evangelism program in Gambella and three church-run clinics in SW Ethiopia.
Long-term PC(USA) mission co-workers and long-time partners of The Outreach Foundation, Michael and Rachel help Outreach and church partners think strategically and work effectively in God’s mission in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 for support funds.