Pacesetters

Compassion & Commitment

Pastor José de los Reyes Ordoñez, bilingual service, Balboa, Panama City, Panama, communion service, Sunday service, ecumenical, multidenominational, interdenominational, Christian faith

Guest Pastors

As we are currently transitioning to a new pastor, we have had the privilege of listening to various visiting pastors and members of the congregation who have led us through services and enlightened us. These include Pastor José Reyes Ordoñez (who is assisting with Communion services, baptisms and weddings), Beth Gray, Phil Edmonston, Noris Bustamante, as well as…

David Mahady

David has been an expat for more than 25 years, residing in Panama for the past decade, although originally from Scotland. While David struggles still with Spanish, he is able to understand and communicate with staff and others. David, his wife Allys, and their son have been with our Church for a number of years,…

Miguel Loban

Miguel Loban and his family joined Balboa Union Church in February 2011, when they moved to Panama for Miguel to work as a Marine Surveyor for Det Norske Veritas covering all of Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia, and Venezuela. While Miguel has a heavy travel schedule, he still finds time to volunteer at the Church…

Kendra Loban

Kendra and her family joined the church in February 2011, and she has been actively involved in Property Management since that time, taking great pride in helping refurbish and touch up many areas of the Church building and the parsonage. Much of the work done in the Bridal room, the Salon & the kitchen was…

Balboa Union Church, lay leader, Noris Bustamante, prayer, support, chaplaincy, prayer chaplain, service, elderly, AAAM, missions program

Noris Bustamante

Noris Bustamante joined Balboa Union Church in September 2016, after moving back to Panama from Sacramento, California.  She was elected as Vice-President of the Council in the January 2017 elections, and then moved to Treasurer of the Council in the April 2017 elections.  Noris has over 30 years experience as treasurer of not-for-profit organisations, particularly…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Beth Gray

Beth has been an active member of Balboa Union Church since 2009. She has served on Worship and Ministry Committee, being Council Secretary her last service; she has served as a Council President. In 2015, to take up the challenge of Membership Committee she started in the roll of Council Secretary until she was replaced…

Mitchell Quijano

Mitchell Quijano and his family moved to Panama in March 2016, and started attending Balboa Union Church shortly thereafter.  During 2016, Mitchell was actively involved in the AAAM program (previously the Bridging Families program, which was renamed AAAM – Asistencia Alimenticia para Adultos Mayores), and began helping with the technology needs and social media matters…

Elisa Dorado

Elisa has been a member of Balboa Union Church since December 2011.  For four years (2013 – 2016), Elisa Dorado served as the chair of Youth & Adult activities, taking great joy in organising and decorating for our events throughout the year.  She was the driving force behind our potluck lunches, get togethers, barbecues and picnics.…

Luis Villar

Luis arrived at Balboa Union Church in November 2014 as a refugee from Cuba, and asked for temporary assistance.  He became a live-in caretaker of the Church, and has grown into a role of missions and care of the poor and needy that arrive at the Church.  Luis formally joined the church as a member…

Nestor Miguel Ríos

Nestor Miguel became a member in September 2016 and has taken on an active role in Property Management and coordination of maintenance activities.  He is actively involved in updating the signage in the building, looking at safety and security measures that need to be updated and working to ensure that a vision is in place…