Ray & Lidia Zirekel
In 1995, Ray & Lidia were invited by Dr. Luis Palomo, Bishop, to minister with the Methodist Church in Costa Rica. Ray is an ordained elder in the Methodist Church and serves as a professor at the Evangelical Methodist Seminary. In addition, Ray is a member of the Board of Directors of the Methodist High School and Elementary School; and, he helps to plant and develop local congregations. Lidia is the director of the Methodist Children´s Home and they host approximately 25 short-term mission teams each year who work on a variety of church related ministries.
The Medina United Methodist Church helps to support The Zirkels ministry.