Meet The Team
JIM & ANNIE
Jim and Annie Culp are the directors of Iglesias del Oeste and its family of ministries. Jim has a master's degree and a doctorate in pastoral ministry. Annie has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature, is a graduate of Seminario del Oeste, and has her group fitness certification in both the United States and Mexico. Jim leads Seminario del Oeste, a leadership development program in five countries, and an Iglesias del Oeste ministry. Annie is the founder of Body and Soul, a women's fitness and faith ministry. They have been married for 26 years and have three children: Daniel (22), Benjamin (20) and Kate (17). They have lived in Mexico for over four years after serving as pastors for almost 20 years in the United States.
MIRIAM & LUIS
Luis and Miriam Ruiz, directors of the local network of churches of Iglesias del Oeste and serve on the executive team of Iglesias del Oeste. Residents of Ensenada, B.C., they are married with a son, Ezequiel. Both are graduates in Communication Sciences and graduates of Seminario del Oeste with a diploma of Tecnico Superior in Biblical leadership, and are currently pursuing a master's degree in Seminario del Oeste. They have served in the area of teaching and worship, as well as organizing and managing projects in various ministries.
AMADOR & YADIRA
Amador and Yadira Álvarez are pastors and directors of the Seminario del Oeste, San Quintín campus. Amador studied at Theological Seminary and Yadira has a Bachelors in Law. Both are graduates of Seminario del Oeste, have Diplomas in Biblical Interpretation and Expository Preaching and are currently pursuing a master's degree in Seminario del Oeste. They are founders and pastors of the Dios de Gloria Ministry. They have been married for 25 years, and they have three children: Abraham (24) Christopher (22) and Michelle (20); and they have two grandchildren, Alessandro (6) and Sebastián (18 months). They received the gospel in 2000 and were called to be pastors almost six years ago.
IVÁN & SERENA
Ivan and Serena Ruelas lead the missions ministry REFLEJO. They work constantly to bring the gospel to needy and marginalized places in Mexico and Latin America.
Ivan, also, is part of our team of teachers in Seminario del Oeste. Currently, they live in Tijuana.
LUIS MIGUEL GARCÍA & NADIA SERRANO
Luis Miguel García and Nadia Serrano are the directors of our campus in Cuba. In 2011, they founded CaSiMin (a servant leadership program) to train and equip church leaders in Cuba. In 2017, they became partners with Seminario del Oeste and leaders of the Cuban campus. They have served in local, national and international ministries and missions. Luis Miguel has a Master's in Practical Theology and Nadia has her Bachelor of Biblical Studies. Both are currently pursuing a Master´s degree in Biblical Leadership Luis Miguel and Nadia have been married for 23 years and have two daughters, Liz Dayana, 20, and Liz Debora, 16. They live in the city of Matanzas, Cuba.
SERGIO & MARY
DE LA MORA
Sergio and Mary De La Mora, founders of Team Kairos ministry, a ministry partner of the family of ministries of Iglesias del Oeste. They have been serving in ministry for over fifteen years, with a passion and focus on biblical counseling, and spiritual, relational and emotional healing. They are graduates of Seminario del Oeste with a diploma of Tecnico Superior in Biblical Leadership. They have been married for 9 years, have 9 children and five grandchildren.
JUAN & ELIZABETH
Juan and Elizabeth Huerta are teachers at Seminario del Oeste por Extension.
They are pastors in a church located in a community of Ensenada called José López Portillo and they have a beautiful 11-year-old girl.
Glenn Luke is a recent addition to the Iglesias Del Oeste Team. He spent his last few years as a missionary in Southeast Asia working as a church planter amongst unreached people groups. He moved to Ensenada in early 2021 and is now in charge of mobilization for Iglesias Del Oeste. Glenn has a deep desire to care for, equip and send Latinos to share the good news to the most unreached parts of Latin America and beyond.