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Richard (Rick) & Clara West

After pastoring in Indiana for three years, Rick and Clara West served as Wesleyan missionaries in Peru, South America, from 1975 until 1994. Rick served as Area Director for Latin America and the Caribbean from 1995 until 2008. From 2008-2016, Rick was the Coordinator of the Ibero-America Wesleyan Fellowship, which is now in process of becoming the Ibero-American Regional Conference in 2019. Currently, Rick serves as Interim Field Coach and mentor to Latino leaders and missionaries in the Ibero-America.

Since 2010 Rick and Clara have been facilitating the development of The Wesleyan Church in Cuba. As they travel together to Cuba, Clara is involved in women’s ministries, serves as a translator, and helps to provide many needed items for Cuban pastoral families.

Rick and Clara have four adult children and ten grandchildren.

Their life verse is Revelation 7:9: After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands (NIV).