Meet the staff that works at the City of Refuge Honduras
The City of Refuge doesn’t run itself! We rely on nearly 50 full time employees to operate the base daily
The City of Refuge would not run at all were it not for these ladies dotting the proverbial “i”s and crossing the “t”s. They handle all the accounting, purchasing, scheduling, payroll, etc. We are grateful for their dedication and meticulous attention to detail that helps to keep the rest of us on track.
The City of Refuge is required by Honduran law to have a licensed psychologist and social worker on staff. We are honored to have our two very dedicated social workers on staff: Julisa and Saguaro.
Dr. Sara Herrera – Medical Doctor
Julisa – Social Work
Saguaro – Social Work
La Finca (The Farm)
Farming in Honduras is not easy. Tasks accomplished with machinery in America must often be done by hand in the rough mountain terrain of Honduras. We honor and appreciate our full time farm crew. They are master stewards of the land without whom The City of Refuge children would surely starve.
Educators (Tias and Tios)
The direct caregivers at the City of Refuge are some of the most dedicated and hardworking members of our staff. They work one week on, one week off and supervise the boys, girls, and pequenos (ages 0-8) in separate dorms 24 hours a day. There simply aren’t enough words to communicate the appreciation and respect we have for these incredible people.
La Cocina (The Kitchen)
The City of Refuge kitchen is headed up by our own chef Cesar and his dedicated staff work sun up to late into the night preparing fresh and utterly delicious meals for the City of Refuge children and staff. We are trying to convince Cesar to write his own cook book. Come visit us and you’ll understand why.
Construction and Maintenance
Maintenance is another 24/7 job at The City of Refuge. They deal with everything from the near constant plumbing and electrical repairs to fixing vehicles, welding truck frames to building furniture and swing sets for the kids. Whatever the job they “git’er done”.
Escuela (The School)
The Bilingual Christian School at the City of Refuge is a top of the line institution for grades 1-9. The children receive an education that is biblical and in line with Honduran government standards. If you spend any time at our school there is one thing that will become abundantly clear. Our teachers love the children and they absolutely love to teach. We are eternally grateful that they do.
Laura – School Principal
Whether its picking up food or other supplies, transporting missionaries and employees on outreaches or a medical emergency, our drivers and mechanics get it done.
The City of Refuge is one of the safest if not the safest place in Honduras thanks to our guards who patrol the grounds and watch the front gate. Among other things they are tasked with keeping vehicle records and ensuring children do not leave the compound without proper authorization.
Full Time Missionaries