About the Lorenz Family
Glenn and Wendy, both ordained elders in the Free Methodist Church, were appointed as career missionaries in April 2015. The family moved to Costa Rica in January of 2017. Glenn's responsibilities center around the Pastoral Formation Team across Central America. Wendy's responsibilities include partnering with Glenn, parenting their four children, praying for the ministry, preparing for ministries, and praying for persons of peace.
Wendy graduated from Spring Arbor University with a BA in Christian Ministries and Asbury Theological Seminary with a MA in World Missions and Evangelism. Glenn graduated from San Jose State with a BA in Speech Communication and from Asbury Seminary with a MDiv and a DMin. Glenn and Wendy have served churches in California, Michigan, Arizona, and Kansas as well as taught at Central Christian College of Kansas. They have four children ranging in age from 11-17 years old.
We moved to Costa Rica to strategically focus on pastoral training and leadership development in order to help fuel and sustain a biblical movement to reach Latin American for Christ, specifically through Community Church Planting. Some church leaders have suggested that of all of the Evangelical pastors in Costa Rica, only 30% have had any pastoral training. We want to extend encouragement, and develop opportunities and resources for our Latin American brother and sisters who have been called to be pastors and leaders in the local church. To accomplish this major facet of the ministry, Glenn participates on a curriculum development team in order to train pastors across all of Latin America.
Second, the Latin American church has adopted a church planting methodology with a strong dual emphasis in evangelism and leadership development. In English it's called "Community Church Planting," or CCP. In Spanish the acronym is PIC. Glenn will have increasing responsibilities with PIC throughout Central America as Latin American leaders focus on the implementation of the PIC program.