Staff

Ron Thiesen

Ron was born and raised in the Amazon jungle of Peru with Wycliff Bible Translator parents and six siblings. He followed his heart’s desire to serve God on the mission field and worked at Rancho 3-M Children’s Home in Guadalupe where he met his wife, Annette. They married in 1982 and have been directors of New Life Children’s Home since 2011. Together, Annette and Ron have four children.

Annette Thiesen

Annette was raised in the USA and received a call to missions at the age of 19. She worked for one year at Rancho 3-M Children’s Home in Guadalupe when she met her husband, Ron. After working as Discipleship and Bible School teachers and church planters for 29 years, Annette and Ron took over New Life Children’s Home leadership building on the foundation of Annette’s parents, Jim and Georgia Lamont. They have been directors of New Life since 2011.

Saul Carcamo

Saul lives on the NLCH property with his wife and children. He was raised in Jalaca Bojo and has lived in the valley all of his life. He is an all-round handy man and a blessing to have on staff.

Martin Salgado

Martin is our newest staff member with medical training, bilingual and administrative abilities. He was raised in a children’s home close by and brings experience and many abilities to the staff table. His wife and his two daughters attend NLCH School and live in Jalaca. His oldest son goes to college in Tegucigalpa.

Marvin Caceres

In addition to teaching at NLCH, Marvin pastors a local church in Jalaca. His wife and three children live in Jalaca. His older two children attend school at NLCH. He is a wonderful asset to our school staff as well as a pastor and mentor to some of our older boys.

Dulce Molina

Dulce’s sweet disposition and helpful manner is a privilege to have with us. Her husband, Martin, is our administrator and their two daughters often join Dulce in the afternoons running our school library. She also helps in areas of school supplies and inventory.

Selenia Flores

Selenia is a member of Pastor Marvin’s church. Her husband, Pablo, is one of the leaders in Pastor Marvin’s church and they have three daughters, two of which study at NLCH. She is very creative and makes most of our decorations for events; she is our school seamstress and teaches SS at church. Selenia is a wonderful addition to our staff.

Rosseli Archaga

Rosseli previously worked at NLCH School from 2008-2012 and has recently returned to teach. She is single and lives in Jalaca with her parents and siblings. Her sister, Gueiby, also works at NLCH. She loves math and science and does an excellent job teaching our older children.

Deisy Mejia

Deisy worked for many years as a child care worker before she taught at NLCH School. She is teaching our four special ed children this year. She has two older daughters and one young son. Her quiet disposition and tranquil ways help her deal with her special class with patience and love.

Isolina Cruz

Isolina is in charge of taking care of the little boys in the afternoon. She currently lives in our orchard house property down the road with her husband Manuel, a night watchman at NLCH. She has several older children and the youngest is a complete invalid with cerebral palsy.

Gueiby Archaga

In addition to the afternoon childcare taker for the girls, Gueiby is also a leader of one of our children’s work groups. Together with her sister, Rosseli, they are members of Pastor Marvin’s church in Jalaca. Gueiby is a joy to work with and lives with family in Jalaca.

Juana Figueroa

Juana has lived in Jalaca most of her life and raised her family there with her husband. She is a faithful member of the Rios de Agua Viva church. Her daughter, Ela, also works the night shift at NLCH. Juana is a faithful prayer warrior as she gets on her knees every night and prays for the children.

Ela Gomez

Ela is Juana’s daughter. She also lives in Jalaca with her husband and has grown children. She is a faithful member of the Rios de Agua Viva church and prays for the children.

Estela Ayestas

Estela was a childcare taker for three years before she became the cook for the children. Together with her husband, Armando, they have raised their family in Jalaca. Armando also works at NLCH as a night watchman. She is a strong leader in the Rios de Agua Viva church in Jalaca and is called upon to cook at many church functions. She is a hard worker.

Yenis Calix

Yenis has worked with us for 12+ years as our cleaning lady and cook’s helper. She is a single mom and lives in Jalaca. While the children are in school, Yenis checks on house chores and keeps the place looking nice.

Manuel Martinez

Manuel is Isolina’s husband and is our night watchman three nights a week. He also is a day worker in the fields and helps with maintenance. The kids love to help him in the field in the afternoons and on weekends. He is a gentle soul and good with the children.

Armando Ramos

Armando is Estela’s husband and is our night watchman four nights a week. He also is a day worker in the fields and helps with maintenance. He attends Rios de Agua Viva church with his wife. He always has a smile on his face and is a super servant at heart. He is a pleasure to have around.

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