"A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops."–Henry Adams

Lisseth Rivera

National Director

Directora Lisseth joined 

Paula Maelaño Mora

Administrative Subdirector

Subdirectora Paula...

Pastor Manfredo


Pastor Manfredo leads our student chapel program ...

Veronica Flores


Profesora Veronica Flores lives in Granada and teaches the preschool level II four year olds. She is a pastor's daughter and very involved in her home church.

Magdalena Flores


Profesora Magdalena Flores, sister of Veronica, also lives in Granada and is actively involved in her church. She teaches the Level III five year olds (Kindergarten). 

Yelki Cruz

First Grade

Profesor Yelki Cruz lives in the Sabaneta sector of Granada and teaches the first grade class. Yelki leads youth ministry in his home church. 


Second Grade

Profesora Katia lives in Granada and teaches the second grade class. She assists with children's ministry in her church. 

Luisa Cruz

Third Grade

Profesora Maria Luisa Cruz lives in the Sabaneta sector of Granada and teaches the third grade class. Along with her husband, Yelki, she leads youth ministry in her home church. 

Projected 2020

Fourth Grade

We are in prayer that God would bring us the ideal teacher for our fourth grade class

Projected 2021

Fifth Grade

This position is projected to be filled in the 2021 school year

Projected 2022

Sixth Grade

This position is projected to be filled in the 2021 school year

Valentin Barahona


Profesor Valentin Barahona lives in the city of Granada and currently is our ESL teacher for all grade levels.  He currently leads worship at Iglesia Cristiana El Puente and assists with the GCEC sports ministry outreach. 


Charles and Sarah Kaye, Founders & Executive Directors

Charles and Sarah Kaye moved to Granada, Nicaragua from Charlottesville, Virginia in September 2006. Before entering missions, they both worked in finance and investments in Charlottesville and New York, where they met and married in 1996. Their work in Granada is based around the El Puente Mission Base and the Granada Christian Education Center, both of which they founded after clearly following God's direction in their lives. They have two adult children living in the states.  Charles and Sarah currently split their residence and ministry commitment between Charlottesville, VA and Nicaragua. Their ministry work in the US is strategically focused on meeting the varied, ongoing needs of the work in Nicaragua., managing the programs in Granada and building out the school over the next several years. They hope to leverage the vast amount of experience and relationships  they have gained over the last 12 years serving on the ground as full-time missionaries to expand our strategic partnerships with churches, schools, universities, businesses, and others. 

Ryan and Adriana Brooks, International Program Directors

Ryan and Adriana Brooks moved to Granada, Nicaragua from Tucson, Arizona in August 2015. Before entering missions, Ryan worked in business and sales management, while Adriana worked as a speech-language pathologist; both served in lay ministry for many years before serving as missionaries. Their ministry in Granada is based around the Granada Christian Education Center, with Adriana's work focused on the school and Ryan's on the sports ministry program. They are parents to 15-year-old triplets and one adorable dog. As of August 2019, the Brooks make New Albany, MS their home while their children finish high school. They continue as full-time missionaries, with the US as a home ministry base and Nicaragua as their country of service. In full collaboration with the Kayes, their ministry in the states focuses on serving the needs of the work in Nicaragua, traveling to and from several times a year. They feel a special calling to  develop, manage, and grow programs that will improve the long-term sustainability of the school, such as our newly released sponsorship program. 



Granada, Nicaragua

Central America

GCEC is a legally recognized NGO in Nicaragua and board administered by Entrega, our 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the United States.

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