The ELCA in Mexico

In addition to working with the Theological Community of Mexico and Augsburg Lutheran Seminary, the ELCA has a number of other partners in Mexico. Those with which I have been most closely related are the following:

This is a bilingual-bicultural congregation in Mexico City. Good Shepherd was formed in the late 1940's. It is currently served by Pastor Luke Roske-Metcalfe, an ELCA missionary. The church has a bilingual service every Sunday and does ministry in both English and Spanish.
For the church's website, CLICK HERE.


The Mexican Association of Urban and Rural Transformation, or AMEXTRA, is a non-profit organization that works with community development projects. Much of AMEXTRA's work is done in collaboration with churches in Mexico in both urban and rural settings. Among the areas in which AMEXTRA works are
education, health and nutrition, income generation, emergency relief and environmental sustainability projects. You can visit AMEXTRA's website by CLICKING HERE.



Up until Fall of 2010, the ELCA carried out educational immersion programs at the Lutheran Center in Mexico City. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, the ELCA had to close its program in November of 2010. Nevertheless, the immersion programs now continue under AMEXTRA, which has established the "Seeds of Transformation Program." For more on this program, CLICK HERE

The ELCA also has a Young Adults Program in Mexico. For information, CLICK HERE.