Committed to Nicaragua

Amigos for Christ is a nonprofit organization that facilitates leadership, water, health, education, and economic development in rural Nicaraguan communities. Our mission is to serve, so that Christ becomes more visible. Our vision is to be a model cross-cultural community development organization.

Working Juntos

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with our Nicaraguan neighbors to bring opportunity to rural communities in need. By working together, we spark transformational growth in people, families, and communities.

Our Philosophy

Our work is all about people. Juntos means working together, and that takes listening well, building infrastructure for change, and even picking up a shovel when the time comes.  

What Keeps Us Going

Our faith compels us to take action. Through every project, we strive to make Christ visible to each person who comes in contact with our team. 

You Can Join Us

There are plenty of opportunities to work juntos with us every year. You can support our work through donations or fundraising, volunteering your time and unique gifts at our U.S. office, or visiting us on a mission trip to Nicaragua.

 

Our Story

We have invested our lives in Nicaraguan lives since 1997. Read more about the story of Amigos for Christ. 

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team works together to lead our incredible team of 135 people.

Mission Trips These team leaders are committed to facilitating the best mission trip experience for all who come to serve with us. Their team carefully plans in-country travel logistics, delicious food, comfy accommodations, and most importantly, they coordinate the many life-changing connections with the local families you will serve. They can’t wait to make Chinandega your home away from home. 

Annie Bland

Director of Partnerships
Chinandega, Nicaragua
 

annie@amigosforchrist.org

TESSA SULIMIRSKI

Missions US
Buford, GA

tessa@amigosforchrist.org

REYNA SILVA

Surgical/Medical Trips
Chinandega, Nicaragua

reyna@amigosforchrist.org

Community Development These team leaders are at the forefront of all of the work Amigos does in local communities. From much-needed physical infrastructure to partnering with families as they experience life transformation, their work is the heartbeat of the organization in rural Nicaragua. 

Marierling Mejía

Plan 7
Chinandega, Nicaragua
 

marierling@amigosforchrist.org

RAMON BACA

Infrastructure Projects
Chinandega, Nicaragua

baca@amigosforchrist.org

SCOTT CUNNINGHAM

Water for Chinandega
Chinandega, Nicaragua

scott@amigosforchrist.org

NIC HERRMANN

Amigos Academy
  Chinandega, Nicaragua

nic@amigosforchrist.org

Program Support These team leaders facilitate the many “behind the scenes” operations that keep the organization moving forward. From growing our talented team to the efficient systems of our warehouse and facilities, to creatively sharing stories of impact with the world, the many team members who are part of Program Support are focused on setting the stage for the organization to thrive. 

JOHN BLAND

CEO
Chinandega, Nicaragua
 

johnb@amigosforchrist.org

KRISTIN SUTTON

Operations and Fundraising
Buford, GA

kristin@amigosforchrist.org

DANNY DUGGAN

Chief People Officer
Chinandega, Nicaragua
 

danny@amigosforchrist.org

SABRINA BLAND

Donor Relations
Chinandega, Nicaragua

sabrina@amigosforchrist.org

JOEY MCGINN

Communications
Buford, GA

joey@amigosforchrist.org

Finance and Admin These team leaders are committed to holding the organization to the highest standards of transparency and accountability. Their team’s work accounts for every dollar donated by our generous Amigos Family and ensures that every dollar spent is maximized to generate the highest impact in Nicaragua. 

MAURICIO BERRIOS

Finance and Admin Nicaragua
Chinandega, Nicaragua

mauricio@amigosforchrist.org

DENISSE MORGADO

Finance and Admin US
Buford, GA
 

denisse@amigosforchrist.org

ANDREW ESTES

Accounting & Gifts in Kind
Buford, GA

andrew@amigosforchrist.org

Our Board

CRAIG MERRIGAN

President

LINDA MACLEAN

Treasurer

RICK HACH

Secretary

GREG MALONEY

Member

MIKE COTTMEYER

Member

RACHEL BRISKY

Member