Who We Are

Staff & Missionaries

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In Honduras, the Micah Project staff is made up of dedicated Hondurans as well as foreign missionaries from the U.S. and El Salvador.  All love bringing Christ into the boys' lives to allow Him to do miraculous tranformation.  A small staff in the United States provides financial and administrative support.  We invite you to meet some of them below.

  • Michael Miller – Founder and Executive Director

    Michael Miller – Founder and Executive Director

    Michael first came to Honduras to work with street kids in 1993 on a six-month internship through Wheaton College’s International Studies Program (HNGR). In 1998, he moved back to make this work his life’s calling. While aiding in the reconstruction effort after Hurricane Mitch ravished Honduras in October 1998, Michael began to develop a vision for the Micah Project, which opened its doors in January 2000. Michael has been executive director and group home dad at the Micah Project ever since!

  • Francisco Campos - Director of Operations

    Francisco Campos - Director of Operations

    We are super happy and thankful to welcome Francisco Campos to the Micah family! Starting in August, Francisco will be Micah's new director of operations. A native of Tegucigalpa, Francisco has served in leadership roles in other ministries his whole life. We are SO excited about how the Lord will use his tremendous skills and passionate heart in order to continue to bless our ministry to street-connected youth in Honduras!

  • John and Becca Bell – Chaplain and Care Coordinator

    John and Becca Bell – Chaplain and Care Coordinator

    John and Rebecca Bell are a couple with a true calling for missions, which is lived out daily in the passionate and wisdom-filled way in which they minister. Becca graduated from Malone College in Ohio in 2000, and then from Wheaton College in December 2001 with an MA in Intercultural Studies. In March 2004 she joined the staff of our ministry after spending time training and working in group homes for street boys in both Mozambique and Brazil in the previous two years.
    John Bell married Rebecca in December of 2008 (they had met in Wheaton eight years prior!). After graduating from Wheaton College, John worked in Mexico as a missionary, first with CFCI and then with Instituto CanZion. John has recently completed studies for an MA in Christian Studies at Denver Seminary. John serves as chaplain with the Micah Project, spending a lot of time pastoring the boys one-on-one and in small groups, and serving as part of the administrative team. Their children Nico and Emmy add joy and energy to daily life at Micah 2.0. Support the Bells.

  • Stephen Kusmer - Isaiah House Coordinator

    Stephen Kusmer - Isaiah House Coordinator

    Stephen Kusmer joined the Micah Project in 2011 after graduating from Wheaton College in May with a degree in Applied Health Sciences. He is originally from South Bend, Indiana. Stephen has a great heart for missions and languages and has travelled to many countries to serve with different organizations. As the coordinator of our street ministry Stephen found no organization was supporting the needs of older teen boys and young men that wanted to leave streets, trapping them in a cycle of addiction and hopelessness. Convicted that God wanted Micah to serve that population he used the old Micah House as a place for day programs for a small group in 2014 and early 2015. Plans then were made to open the Isaiah House in that location and in August 2015 the first residents moved in. Support Stephen.

  • Jessica Briant - English Teacher, Caregiver and Group Coordinator

    Jessica Briant - English Teacher, Caregiver and Group Coordinator

    Jessica first came to Honduras in 2011 to work at the American School after growing up in Atanta, Georgia. She learned about the Micah Project at Union Church in Tegucigalpa, where she met and befriended some of the staff members. After 3 years of teaching at the American School, Jessica felt a call to help at the Micah Project. She now works with the education program and will also be coordinating and organizing groups and visitors that come to Micah each year. Support Jessica.

  • Lucy Wynn - Communications Coordinator & Caregiver

    Lucy Wynn - Communications Coordinator & Caregiver

    Lucy Wynn has been a member of the Micah Family for many years and served as our summer intern during her time in college. After graduating in May 2016, she moved here the following September to help out with our communications and serve as a caregiver to the boys in the Micah House. Support Lucy.

  • Roger Figueroa - Weekend Coordinator

    Roger Figueroa - Weekend Coordinator

    Roger has been a part of Micah since the very beginning. He is Honduran and we consider him a missionary in his own country. He has been a leader and role model to these boys for many years. Recently he has migrated into a new position as the weekend guy, taking care of the boys and organizing their plans three weekends out of every month. Although his job only requires him to be here Saturday and Sunday, you can often find him at Micah during the week because he enjoys being a constant presence in the boys' lives.

  • Aida Martinez – Cook

    Aida Martinez – Cook

    Aida Martinez came to the Micah Project in May 2000, after working for twelve years in another program for street children in Tegucigalpa. Aida takes care of the weekday meals for the Micah Project, and also manages the food for our groups and for special events. The boys often call her “Mama Aida”, which indicates that she is much more than just a cook.

  • Ana Herman – Cook

    Ana Herman – Cook

    Ana has worked with the Micah Project since 2001. She helps keep the Micah House running, which includes our weekly grocery purchases, helping in the kitchen (especially when we have groups) and organizing the daily laundry and housecleaning.

  • Marlon and Nohemi Castellanos – Legal Coordinator, Teacher

    Marlon and Nohemi Castellanos – Legal Coordinator, Teacher

    Marlon and Nohemi Castellanos joined the Micah Project in February of 2006 as the Timothy coordinators. They have two daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail. Marlon’s main role is the legal coordinator of the ministry, making sure that our permits are current with the Honduran government, as well as helping with everything from residency for missionary staff to the boys’ national paperwork. He also works in hiring of staff and coordinating professional development. Nohemi also teaches in our educational program.

  • Paty Pavon – Micah House Coordinator

    Paty Pavon – Micah House Coordinator

    After years as a wonderful teacher in our educational program and three years coordinating the Micah boys' homeschool education program, Paty Pavon took the position of Micah House Coordinator. She works so hard to make sure things in the Micah house are running smoothly, giving each boy and young man the unique attention he deserves. She graduated from a local university in 2010 with a degree in education. We have known her family since 1998, when they lost their home in Hurricane Mitch. She currently lives with her mom, Flora, in the Villa Linda Miller community. She is also a foster mom to a 3-year-old girl.

  • Wendy Varela – Social Worker and Teacher

    Wendy Varela – Social Worker and Teacher

    Wendy Varela is a part-time teacher teaching high school language arts and humanities in our education program. She also uses her college degree (in counseling) by helping to connect our young men to psychological and psychiatric services when needed. Wendy is married to a long-time Micah friend, Marcos Herman (Ana and Nohemi’s brother!) and they have three young children. Wendy also serves as the family help coordinator and social worker for the ministry.

  • Gabriela Centeno - Bookkeeper

    Gabriela Centeno - Bookkeeper

    Gaby joined the Micah team in 2012 following her graduation with a degree in accounting. She has been a tremendous help as she has put order to the monthly accounting as well as managing the cash and receipts coming in and out each day. Gaby has also done a lot of work with the finances of Micah 2.0.

  • Franklyn Matamoros – Micah Tech Coordinator

    Franklyn Matamoros – Micah Tech Coordinator

    Franklyn is from Villa Linda Miller, and has worked as the go-to maintenance man at Micah for years. Since Micah Tech began, he was trained by Brian Wiggs to run the daily carpentry and welding programs, as well as the discipleship aspect of the technical school.

  • Eduardo Vargas - Weekend Caregiver

    Eduardo Vargas - Weekend Caregiver

    Eduardo lives in the Villa Linda Miller community adjacent to Micah 2.0. He was a key player in the construction of Micah 2.0 and then worked as a teacher in our technical school. This year, he changed positions to serve as one of our weekend caregivers. He loves spending time with the guys and is a positive role model in their lives.

  • Douglas Barahona - Weekend Caregiver

    Douglas Barahona - Weekend Caregiver

    We originally hired Douglas to help us shuttle some of our older boys back and forth from the local high school they were attending, but we soon discovered he would be handy in many more ways. He helps us stay on top of maintenance of all of the project's vehicles and continues to be our go-to guy for all of our transportation needs, from taking the boys to dentist appointments and soccer practice to helping Aida tote back a week's worth of food from the grocery store.

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  • Tina Summers - Chief Financial Officer

    Tina Summers - Chief Financial Officer

    Kingwood, TX
    Tina is originally from New Orleans and graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. She first came to know the Micah Project on a vision trip in 2008. She instantly fell in love with the boys and the amazing work that Michael and the rest of the Micah staff had done and wanted to be a part of helping in anyway she could. She came back to Houston and got to work organizing a fundraising golf tournament. This year will mark the fifth year for this fundraiser. In 2010, after deciding to retire from her position as Chief Accounting Officer of a Houston-based oil company in order to focus on the much tougher job of raising her two children, Tina joined the Micah USA staff as Chief Financial Officer.

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