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The Rodriguez family currently serves as Global Commissioned Missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene, assigned to the Nazarene Border Initiative based out of El Paso Texas.

They began their service with NBI as Mission Corps Missionaries in February of 2012.  Roberto and Rhesa are Work and Witness Coordinators for the US Mexico Border, where their responsibilities include organizing and hosting work and witness teams, encouraging and supporting current churches, both English and Spanish, on both sides of the US/Mexico border.  They manage the El Paso office as well as host retreats and seminars for local Nazarene churches.

Roberto and Rhesa met at Southern Nazarene University, graduating in 2000 and were married in 2003.  Roberto graduated with a Bachelor of Science in music then went on to complete his Masters in Christian Education from NNU. Rhesa graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and completed her Masters in Acute Care Pediatrics from University of Texas El Paso. Together they seek God and desire more than anything to serve the Lord in Cross Cultural settings.

Roberto has served as a children’s pastor, worship leader, and Hispanic pastor at churches in Texas, Missouri, and Tennessee.  He has been a certified public school teacher and is an Ordained Elder with the Church of the Nazarene.

Rhesa is currently a Pediatric Critical Care Transport Nurse and has served as a nurse for over twenty years. She is also currently a district-licensed minister on track for ordination as a Deacon.

The Rodriguez’s have three children whom are currently homeschooled, Ruthy 18, Josiah 17, and Mikayla 16. As a family they have also served in Central Asia, speaking Russian, as volunteer missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene.


Rhesa and Roberto Rodriguez

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