John lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina with his wife, Cindy, and has three grown daughters.
John is President of the 516NOW and focuses primarily on mission, vision, project feasibility and implementation.
Scott first visited Nicaragua with his wife, Linda, in 2003. They both fell in love with the country and the people. Serving the Lord there has become their passion. Scott has made almost two dozen trips there and has led many mission teams. He has a particular passion for leading groups of teens on mission trips to the country.
In addition to his wife, Linda, Scott has a daughter and two grandchildren. He is the Secretary of 516NOW.
Kathy serves as Treasurer for 516NOW and loves sharing the universal smile and hugs with the children she meets in both Nicaragua and in the United States.
In June of 2018, with great sadness, Brenton and his family were forced to evacuate due to the civil unrest which erupted in Nicaragua. Settling in Austin, Texas, Brenton and Deborah continue to advocate for and lead the Palacaguina Christian Academy from the United States. Brenton joined the board of 516Now in January of 2019 to further strengthen the relationship between PCA and 516Now as well as continue to work along-side his Brothers and Sisters in Christ who have a heart to love and minister to the people of Nicaragua through creating sustainable and God-honoring ministries where the Lord calls.
Beginning with a discipleship-oriented ministry while a student at the University of Oklahoma, Eric has long had an interest in missions. He has served on teams in Central Asia, western Africa, and Latin America. Opportunities for service are plentiful for a physician, and God has ignited his passion for serving in short term missions. During several trips to Nicaragua from 2015 through 2018, he became familiar with 516NOW. His current focus is 516NOW work in the DR. He enjoys planning and organizing mission trips for adults and teens and has had the joy of taking all but his youngest on multiple trips. Seeing his eldest, Emily, respond to God’s calling into missions has been a source of abundant joy. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve with others with a love for people.
Maria is married to Eliezer Urtecho, also a graduate of Grace Bible Institute, who has been the pastor of Grace Baptist Church outside of Diriamba for the past seven years. After 15 years of praying God answered them with a baby, Eliezer Ismael, born September 6, 2022.
William Centeno Centeno
He is married to Danelia with whom they have a beautiful daughter.
Argentina Navarro Perez
SSK Diriamba Director
Dominican Republic Team
Jaime & Jacqueline Blandon
Jaime is married to Jacqueline, a missionary from the Dominican Republic who how is a lawyer and also graduated from the Rio Grande Bible Collage. She serves in the women’s and children’s ministries. They have two children James and Jaimeline.
Jaime serves as President of the Board of 516NOW Nicaragua and country director in Dominican Republic where tehy live now. He is also the director for Latin America, supervising, coordinating and promoting projects for our working areas.
El Salvador Team
Oswaldo & Ester Asturias
Oswaldo serves as our representative in el Salvador and is responsible for all the necessary logistics of 516 Now in his country.
Ester Asturias studied her Bashellor degree in Theology at Rio Grande Bible College. Upon graduation he was part of the foundation of a theology seminar in El Salvador. After getting married, work with her husband in a church in California, USA for 5 years. She currently serves as a children’s education coordinator and leader of the Women’s Ministry in Life to Grow Church she has planted with her husband.