Marco and Laura Vergara
Marco and Laura Vergara, both Colombian, moved to Canada and the U.S. respectively to escape political situations in their country.
Laura, born into a Christian family, made a decision for Christ at age 17. She served with the youth and as a coordinator of small groups at her local church in Florida for nine years.
Marco came to faith in Toronto, Canada, at the Scott Mission where he served the homeless population. They married in 2009, and as a couple, served in a church plant for the Spanish-speaking community in downtown Toronto under the umbrella of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church. During that time, Marco served as a worship leader, and Laura served the kids and in women’s ministry for about three years.
During the same period, Marco started doing the sermon translations and voice over for Pastor Charles Price from the Peoples Church, which he performed for the next seven years. After the arrival of their first baby, Jacob, they moved to Mississauga were they served at Streetsville Baptist church for three years. Marco served as a worship leader and Laura in kid’s ministry. During that time, they welcomed one more child, their son Thomas.
In 2015, after the birth of their third baby, Lana, they decided to join Clearview Church where Marco served as a worship team member and Laura served on the children’s ministry leadership team. In addition, since 2017, they both have been serving as pastoral care elders for the college and career group.
Marco and Laura will serve the church in Bogota, Colombia, equipping and training leaders.
Marco will work with the worship and music ministry, helping direct and develop it. He will also train leaders in the area of worship and help out with Sunday services in administration and programming.
Laura will work with children and moms of the church. She will be facilitating mom groups for mothers in need of a support network as they raise their children. Along with this, Laura will help develop children’s ministries for the church, including vacation Bible school.
Together, Marco and Laura will do pastoral care and support. They will also be involved in coordinating and supporting global mission recruiting for local and national programs in Colombia.