Who is the Isaiah Ministry?We are a team of people that are dedicated to bringing hope to the hopeless. None of what we do would be possible without the dedicated help of our team and the energy they put into helping those who need it most. Meet the Team
Founder & Director of The Isaiah Ministry
Age: 37 years old
Michael came to Nicaragua as a solo and single missionary back in 2008 and the Isaiah Ministry was birthed shortly there-after in 2010 under his leadership. Much has changed over the years for Michael personally speaking, now happily married to his wife Jessica and blessed to be a father to their son Josiah. But the fire that has burned on the inside of Him for the Lord since he gave his life to serve others in Jesus’ name in 2005 is still burning as bright as ever!
Michael enjoys leading worship at the Project with the kids and staff, surfing whenever he gets the chance, traveling to discover new places, but most of all his passion is sharing about his Jesus to others and watching them get transformed by His magnificent love.
Jessica Carolina Gutierrez de Folsom
Beginner's Sewing Class Lead Instructor/Ministry AssistantAge: 25 years old
Jessica began as a tutor with the Isaiah Project years ago and and is now the instructor of the ministry’s Beginner’s Sewing Class outreach. Jessica was the inspiration for the Beginner’s Sewing Class outreach as she pretty much taught herself to use a sewing machine through YouTube videos and a whole bunch of a “can do” attitude. Jessica loves creating new things with her sewing talents and enjoys even more teaching other women of the community how to sew themselves as a means to provide a way for them to support their families from home. Jessica is also Michael’s wife and joyfully serves alongside him in serving her fellow Nicaraguan brothers and sisters.
All around multi-purpose guyAge: 28 years old
Christian has won a place in our hearts here at the Isaiah Ministry over the years and his journey has been something beautiful to witness.
From a poor kid who was raised on the streets growing up fending for himself; to getting caught up into drugs, theft, and other bad habits; to finding his way to the arms of Jesus and being transformed by His grace and love.
Christian sure has been through a lot and now loves truly being a father to his kids and man of honor in the community.
Jessica Maribel Castillo
TutorAge: 17 years old
Jessica is a former student of The Isaiah Ministry and is now a tutor. Jessica is currently studying Journalism at a local university and enjoys listening to music, singing, and practicing her english when she finds the time.
Jessica is one of the few students who has been with us since elementary school and is now on staff with the ministry. We are very proud of her and have enjoyed seeing how our Lord has provided for her and molded her into the woman she has become.
Katherine Elizabeth Gutierrez
Tutor/AssistantAge: 20 years old
Katherine has changed so much since she gave her life to the Lord not too long ago. We love seeing her smile and open up more and more as she learns more about who she really is in Christ. Katherine is wonderful with kids and has such a patience with them that we love having her around as a tutor/assistant. Katherine has completed her associates degree in hotel management/tourism and is currently feeling out what the next step in her life will be. For the time being she is with us and we couldn’t be happier to have her!
Josefa del Carmen Perez Casere
Cleaning LadyAge: 25 years old
Josefa is a young mother of 4 children who is no stranger to hard work and loves to get things just right before she is content with the task at hand. One of her dreams is to finish high school, which she had to leave early due to becoming a mother at a young age.
Josefa has another dream of her family owning their own property and home one day, as right now they live in a small rented room on her mother in law’s property.
Kenner Bladimir Obando Espinoza
Tutor/AssistantAge: 18 years old
Kenner is now in his 4th year of high school and is now a tutor with us in the ministry. Kenner began as a student in the Isaiah Project years ago but we had to part ways with him due to conduct issues, but we still maintained a friendship with him through which Kenner received Christ as his savior and began assisting us around the ministry as needed. Now as a tutor with the Project, Kenner’s story of redemption and transformation is one of the most beautiful ones we get to share!
Flor de Maria
Cook at the Isaiah MinistryFlor is our cook.
Flor is a mother of 6 grown children.
Two of her children and their families still live with her. She is the proud owner of her own piece of property which she was able to purchase with the aid of our ministry.
In her free time Flor enjoys reading.
Two of Flor’s favorite dishes to cook are Chicken Jalapeño and Grilled Chicken.
Carmen de Los Ángeles Bolañoz Maltez
Tutor at the Isaiah ProjectAge: 25 years old
Carmen studied International Relations at her university. Carmen has been a tutor at the Isaiah Project for 8 years now.
We very much appreciate all that she does to bring the light of Christ to those she meets and helps.
Alejandro José Rodriguez López
TutorAge: 17 years old
Alejandro has been with us at the Isaiah Ministry for a long time as a student, but now he is with us as part of our team of tutors.
We are so proud of Alejandro for graduating from high school and finishing what he started with us many years ago.
Alejandro is a fine young man who loves the Lord and is currently studying English in order to get himself ready to apply for engineering school down the road.
Beginner's Sewing Class AssistantElizabeth began as a student in the sewing program and only after one year we asked her to be the assistant to Jessica in leading the class.
Elizabeth is very talented and enjoys being with the other women helping them learn a new skill and we are very blessed to have her with us.
Alejandro Emilio Darce Chávez
Tutor at the Isaiah ProjectAge: 22 years old
Alex, what we call him for short, is a former student of the Isaiah Project, who has graduated from high school, learned English, and is now studying accounting at one of the more prestigious universities in Managua.
Alex has accomplished all of this while being sponsored as a student in or working as a tutor with the Isaiah Ministry.