Don and Martha Wehmeyer
Don and Martha Wehmeyer have served in Yucatan, Mexico since 1981.
Don is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (1977) and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1981) and he was ordained as a Teaching Elder (PCUSA) in 1982. He received his D. Min. from Columbia Presbyterian Seminary (1998) and was a Millard Scholar at Union Presbyterian Seminary in 1999.
Don and Martha have worked with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico since Don graduated from seminary. Their ministry has focused on three areas: theological education, church planting, and retreat-workshop leadership. In theological education Don has been a professor at the San Pablo Theological Seminary. Don also travels to different presbyteries to give workshops on topics the local Mexican churches request. Don is a visiting teacher at Reformed seminaries in Colombia and Chile.
In terms of church planting, the Wehmeyers have been involved in three church plants that are now self-supporting congregations with their own installed pastors. In the arena of workshops and retreats, Don and Martha are the founders of the Gethsemane Retreat Center in Chablekal, Yucatan. The retreat center is used by Christians from all traditions for spiritual formation, marriage enrichment, and it also serves as a base for frequent short-term mission teams from the U.S.
In addition to their ongoing ministries in Mexico, they are also looking forward to serving local churches and presbyteries in the US which are interested in expanding their Hispanic ministries. Furthermore, Martha has plans to create a diaconate ministry helping local Mexican women generate income for their families using quilting and sewing.
Don and Martha were married in Merida in 1982 and have three children: Valerie, mother of their first grandchild, Kristen, a R.N. in Dallas, TX and David, who graduated college and is looking for work in computer graphics in the Austin, Texas area.
To donate by check to the Wehmeyer’s Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Preference for Wehmeyer Support”on memo line and mail to:
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