Meet the Missionaries

Mitch Tolbert

COUNTRY:

Guatemala

ASSIGNMENT:

Pastoral Associate

SITE:

Apostolic Vicariate of the Peten

Mitch is originally from Louisiana. He relocated to Southern California several years ago and is a member of St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His primary activity is the work of the Social Pastorate (pastorates of Health, Land, Women, Human Rights, Education, Migrants). His role is that of catalyst, facilitator, animator, instigator, intermediary, accompanist, and organizer.

IN OWN WORDS:


"What are the gifts of mission? The gift of living simply without the need for so much stuff — a thankfulness for life and all that God provides for us from the earth — the gift of being truly present to others. These are just a few of the gifts I’ve received in my mission to the Mayan people of Guatemala."