Amy Goldsmith serves as the treasurer at Love Guatemala. She studied Biology at the University of Evansville and earned a Master’s in Health Administration from Indiana University. She served as an administrator at the Marion County Health Department in Indianapolis and then as the Vice President of Operations at Artrageous with Nate, an art education video production company. Currently, Amy serves as In-School Program & Impact Manager at Elevate Indianapolis, a youth mentoring organization. She is passionate about loving and serving others, particularly in educational settings. She especially wants both teachers and students to be valued and recognized. Amy and her husband Scott and their five children attend Indy Metro Church.
Kimberly Page began her partnership with Love Guatemala in December of 2013 which markedly impacted my her life. Upon returning, Kim left the corporate world of finance after 14 years and opted for a more Christ-centered life. She started her own business teaching art to children and adults alike, all the while sharing the gospel. Kim makes regular mission trips to Guatemala on a semi-annual basis, forming and training new teams each visit and serving God by serving others. She is currently serving as the Vice President for the board of directors.
May Li was born and raised in Queens, NYC. She is a graduate of Boston College and Indiana University McKinney School of Law. She watched Love Guatemala start and expand over the years and is delighted to serve on the board and to join in their efforts in breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by empowering the community through skills and education. May is an associate at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP’s coverage counsel and professional liability, and a pro-bono attorney for the Safe Passage Project. She also serves as the Secretary of the IU McKinney School of Law Alumni Board of Directors and volunteering at Father’s Heart Ministries in the East Village of New York City and Open Hand’s Legal Services’ weekend legal clinic. A member of Redeemer Presbyterian – Downtown NYC, she enjoys spending time with loved ones and friends and rooting for the New York Yankees.
Janie Friedlein retired from the Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State after 25 years of service in South and Central America. Janie served at several posts in Mexico and Columbia and had an extended special assignment in Cuba. She retired as Consul, Bureau of Consular Affairs. Janie brings great familiarity with both the Spanish language and Central American culture to the Love Guatemala board, as well as a caring, compassionate spirit. She and her husband Mike live in rural Virginia near their children and grandchildren. They are avid history buffs, and most of their travel in the U.S. and abroad centers around visiting historic sites.
Rich Irish serves as a board member of the Board of Directors for Love Guatemala. He has been a supporter of Love Guatemala for many years and currently sponsors ministry leaders, a school, teacher and student. Rich heads the Deacon Board at Indy Metro Church where he serves as the deacon of pastoral care, leads a 1st Impression Team and teaches in Metro U, an adult Sunday school. He is a retired Army officer having served 23 years and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Jake first became involved with Love Guatemala through Indy Metro Church on the eastside of Indianapolis where he serves as a Pastor on staff. Jake and his wife Emily share a passion and love for Latin American people and culture. They are currently licensed foster parents for unaccompanied minors at the border. In their free time they enjoy eating at local pupuserias and playing with their gigantic but lovable German Shepherd, Clark.
Ben and his family (wife Jennifer and 8 kids) have lived and served in Guatemala for 10 years. They helped establish Love Guatemala in Magdalena. Ben has served as a Pastor, Missionary and Church Planter for over 10 years. He is passionate about helping people come to know, love and follow Jesus. He is grateful to continue serving Love Guatemala through being a part of the board of directors and providing coaching for the new leadership team at Love Guatemala.
My name is Carlos Enrique Lopez. I have been with Love Guatemala from when it first began. I have worked in different areas and I have seen how God, in the midst of his mercy, has been in each project we have carried out. He has worked in the lives of the schools, the students, the staff, with my family, but specifically with me.
My current role is Director of Training. Every year I prepare the training project for the staff and for the final year students. I do all this with the support of Guatemala Prospera, which is part of John Maxwell’s team in Guatemala, and of course with the support of teachers to give training to students. I also work with a leadership training program for all Love Guatemala staff. This helps me to be able to lead because I learn with each training I give.
Every year we receive missionaries from all over the United States. They come to serve in the community and do different projects. Another part of my job is organizing, planning and executing the different activities that we are able to do with them. I appreciate all the support you give us, thank you for your prayers for the Love Guatemala ministry and for my family.