PFK Costa Rica

    Potter's Field Ministries partners with Calvary Chapel Villarreal, which is overseen by Senior Pastor Francisco Moreira.  Pastor Francisco and his wife, Erika, have 2 children: Natalia and Erik.

    Calvary Chapel Villarreal was founded in 2006 by Pastor Phil McKay. In reference to that time of planting the church, Phil stated:  "I have had a heart for ministry from a very young age. I knew without a doubt it was my calling. After several years on staff at Calvary Chapel Vista, my wife and I moved to Costa Rica and started a Bible Study in our house in Villarreal of Tamarindo, towards the end of 2006.  That study grew into Calvary Chapel Villarreal." (For entire story, visit the church website: It was in January 2015 that Pastor Phil was called by the Lord to become the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Paris, TX, and at that time Pastor Francisco stepped into his role as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Villarreal.

    In partnership with the McKays and Calvary Chapel Villarreal, in 2010 Potter’s Field Kids launched an after school program and a Bible Club. While the after school program follows a very similar format to our other locations with academic assistance, Bible teaching, nutrition, and activities, the Bible Club is a hybrid of the after school environment and our Kids Club framework, involving more activities and Bible-based learning and less academia. We have seen incredible growth in this PFK location and so many personal testimonies of lives transformed – not only the children themselves, but many family members, as well.

    Serving alongside Pastor Francisco and PFK is Corey Grueter.  He assists Pastor Francisco in various areas of the ministry there, along with his wife, Andrea, and their son, Jesse.

    We have Cassandra Tartter serving as our onsite PFK Overseer managing our PFK programs as well as acting as a liaison between the IGNITE interns serving there and the church staff as they work together in the PFK programs. serves in that capacity presently for us.

    Eddy Lopez is serving full-time PFK staff member as well, serving in the administration and operations of the programs, assisting Cassandra, teaching classes, and directing the sports unit of the ministry.

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