Fernando and Jessica Piñero
Fernando, who is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Jessica, who is from Washington State, met while living in Jaco, Costa Rica. Fernando is a man of many trades (from bus driving to pizza making) and Jessica, before moving to Costa Rica, worked in the children’s ministry at Chapel Hill PC in Washington. They were married in 2008 and have two wonderful boys, Keoni and Elikai. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors and playing just about anything with their boys.
Looking back, ten years ago neither of them would have expected to be where they are now, but God is good at keeping us all on the edge of our seats when we put our lives in His hands. In 2008 they began working with Radical Life Ministries (RLM) in a beach town called Playa Jaco, Costa Rica (not far from where they met). Their specific focus is working with youth, both in and outside the church. Their roles have grown and changed with the different seasons of the ministry. Fernando was involved in a Business As Mission carpentry shop with the youth from 2009-2012 (this involves discipleship, mentoring, job training, etc.), and is now picking that up again. Jessica was the admin assistant for RLM and did the accounting from 2008-2014, though her primary focus now is ministry in the home. She is also helping develop the worship ministry at Iglesia Radical.
They both graduated from ESEPA Seminary in Costa Rica in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Ministries (they graduated just before they first son was born). They currently serve as youth pastors at Iglesia Radical, which is a church plant of RLM. They also serve on the Board of Directors of RLM and are passionate about developing leaders and ministering to youth. Their vision is to become a sending church for many missionaries and maintain a mature Christian community that is being used by God to transform the City of Jaco.
To donate by check to the Piñero's Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Piñero Support” on memo line and mail to:
7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423