FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Camino Global Announces New President
Dallas, TX, June 11, 2012 – After a five-month search and extended prayer, the U.S. Board of Directors of Camino Global announced the appointment of Douglas Livingston as the mission’s next President, effective July 1, 2012.A special installation service will be held on Thursday July 19th during a weeklong event called Convocation 2012, a once-per-decade gathering of the entire mission family, taking place this summer in Estes Park, Colorado.
Passion for missions on a global scale, and a diverse ministry background spanning Central America, North America and Europe, were core to Livingston’s selection.
“We are confident God has been preparing and equipping Douglas for this specific responsibility during his entire life,” said Board Chair Roger Raymer, speaking for the Board’s selection team.
William D. Taylor, Senior Mentor of the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission, commented that “Douglas is a team-builder who has been deeply shaped through his interactions with key mission leaders around the world. He will bring vision and will challenge the entire Camino Global mission community to grapple with the realities of mission in today’s radically changing world.”
Livingston is the son of Camino missionaries who served in Honduras for 36 years, and brings more than 26 years of ministry experience to his new role. Douglas pastored the Bethel Evangelical Church in Siguatepeque, Honduras for seven years. During this time, he served as national youth coordinator and national missions coordinator for the association of Camino-related churches in Honduras. He also pastored the Dry Creek Bible Church in Louisiana while preparing for ministry in Eastern Europe. Then for 13 years, he led the “Cooperation MAYA” team of missionaries from multiple Central American nations. Under his leadership, this team planted a church and established a variety of community transformation ministries in Albania’s capital city, Tirana. More recently, at Camino Global, he has focused on leadership of Camino’s Latin mobilization initiatives and as Executive Director of Cooperation MAYA.
Mr. Livingston holds a B.A. degree in Pastoral Theology from Southeastern Bible College, and a Masters in Theology from SETECA (Central American Theological Seminary) in Guatemala City.
Douglas met his wife on a TACA Airlines flight over Central America. At the time, Gloria Gutierrez was working as a flight attendant for TACA while active in evangelism and discipleship as she prepared for missionary service. Douglas and Gloria have been married for 21 years, and they have two young adult children, Victor Alan and Mary Andrea.
Camino Global was founded in 1890 as the Central American Mission, and known since 1975 as CAM International. CAM became Camino Global on May 21st of this year. Its mission is to produce and empower committed followers of Jesus Christ in Spanish-speaking areas to reach the world.
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