Our Staff

Full-Time Staff

Annie Wong

Coordinator, Operations, Center for Student Action

Annie is the Operations Coordinator for the Center for Student Action at Azusa Pacific University. She processes your registrations and payments.

Eduardo Irizarry

Coordinator, Recruitment and Event Operations

Eduardo travels and recuits for Mexico Outreach at youth pastor conventions, conferences, and with direct visits to church and school groups. If you'd like Eduardo to come present the ministry please contact him. He also oversees our event operations while in Mexico.

Bob McCorkle

Senior Coordinator Marketing and Publications

Bob designs and writes all the materials for Mexico Outreach, from theme designs to web pages. IF you have questions about safety in Mexico or our resources on the web please contact Bob.

Ron Aramburo

Assistant Director, Mexico Outreach

As the Assistant Director of Mexico Outreach, Ron works as a liaison between the U.S. churches, missionary contacts, and Mexican churches, as well as handling immigration matters in Mexico. He also oversees the student staff who take teams of APU students into Mexico each semester. He would love to help with any questions you may have regarding the trip and how to develop your ministry team.

Eddy Calderwood

Director, Mexico Outreach

As the Director of Mexico Outreach, Eddy oversees the department and implements new innovation for the ministry. He's working on our 5 year plan to innovate Mexico Outreach into the future. We have many new ideas we are praying about and you can contact Eddy if you'd like to support Mexico Outreach into the future.


Student Ministry Coordinators

Abagail Higgins

Student Ministry Coordinator of Mexico Action Teams

Ministry advisor to Women’s Ministry Teams

Elijah Jerjerian

Student Ministry Coordinator, Operations & Logistics

Ministry advisor to Team Nehemiah, Team Ezra, and Team Barnabas

Krisnel Miraflor

Student Ministry Coordinator, Support Services: Mexico Outreach

Ministry advisor to Men’s Ministry Teams

Arica Ng

Student Ministry Coordinator, Team Luke’s Holistic Care Ministries

Ministry advisor to Team Luke Special Needs, Mental Health, and Adult Care

Tim Salyards

Student Ministry Coordinator, Strategic Alignment & Mobilization

Ministry advisor to Orphanage Teams

Taylor Noble

Student Ministry Coordinator, Support Services

Ministry advisor to Kids Ministry Teams

Rachael Sanford

Student Ministry Coordinator, Strategic Alignment & Mobilization

Ministry advisor to Kids Ministry Teams

Kezia Cunalata

Student Ministry Coordinator, Team Luke’s Health & Wellness Ministries

Ministry advisor to Luke Teams 1-3

Christinah Uppal

Student Ministry Coordinator, Community Service & Development

Ministry advisor to Team Stephen, Team Noah, Enactus


Ministry Coordinators

Happy Dean

Happy Dean is our prison ministry coordinator. She has been going to Mexico for more than 50 years. Jerry Dean, her husband, is a regular leader of the prison ministry as well. Together they empower teams to be successful when they enter to minister in the Mexicali or Ensenada prison.

    Amelia Rattan

    Amelia is one of the founders of Mexico Outreach. We honor her for all her years of faithful service as missionary to Mexicali, Mexico. the Mexico Outreach staff calls her "La Reina" or "The Queen" in english. She helps out with ministry coordinators in Mexicali and from time to time comes to Ensenada for our summer events.

      Sandy Van Iwaarden

      First Aid station coordinator

      Sandy coordinates the First Aid stations for all our trips. There are multiple avenues of ministry under Team Luke such as our clinic, hospice, hybrid, and special needs teams who work with national doctors and agencies in developing quality wellness programs.

      If you are a medical professional and are interested in a ministry that enables both the body and soul to be impacted please feel free to contact Sandy. You will not be the same!


      6 thoughts on “Our Staff

      1. I am looking for info on the dates for 2017 to take a youth group.
        Thank you

        1. Sorry for the delay on the site. The mission trip dates are now showing for church or school groups. The booking feature will go live next week, but at least you can see the dates for now by going to the front page at mexicooutreach.org and clicking on the category of interest.

      2. Hello I registered Isaiah Escobar and Samuel Flores at Interpreters. I have not gotten a confirmation or consent to travel with minors form.

        Please advise

        Thank you

      3. Prayer Request…… Dear God, I have been asking for people’s help to pray for my family just so you can hear our suffering. We are being harassed, bullied and harmed for the past 3 years now. Lately it has been very bad because besides causing one accident after the next that have been hurting my teenage son and 75 and 77 year old parents, they have been breaking things in our cars because they know we barely have any money to get by and they know it hurts my whole family. They want me to lie for them and basically take the fall for all the things they have done wrong. I’m so tired of this life that has nothing good in it other than being threatened for doing nothing wrong. The situation is so complicated that the only thing I can do is pray to God for help. They are threatening me that they will not stop doing what they’re doing. And they even say he won’t hear my family’s prayers which is why I’m asking for help from anyone to please pray for my family.

        1. God does hear your prayers, your pleas, and your cries! And so do we. And we, too, are praying! 2 Timothy 3:12 “Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” You are seen, and I will pray with you. No matter how difficult and worse it gets don’t stop praying to God. Satan is a bully, but our God is far greater than anything and anyone!

        2. Hey brother, praying for you here since you posted your prayer request. How is the situation going so far?

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