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. For ten years Michael served the PC(USA) as the Regional Liaison for the Horn of Africa, coordinating with partners in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.
In February 2017 Michael returned to the work he loves: training future church leaders. He teaches in Gambella, Ethiopia at the Don McClure Bible School and the Manpiny Theological College. The schools are ministries of the East Gambella Bethel Synod and the West Gambella Bethel Synod, respectively. Rachel facilitates the work of Community Health Evangelism (CHE) in both synods. CHE is a program that gathers people together to identify and use available resources to improve their health situation and to learn truths from the Bible leading to the life abundant that Jesus Christ promised. The program also teaches and encourages individuals and families to reach out in discipleship to neighbors and friends.
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.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 for support funds.