The Guest House project is a labor of love. Our team members truly care
about our guests, their needs and their goals. It will take all of that devotion plus a lot of hard work to make this project succeed. To that end, our team members bring some remarkable gifts and experience.
After a 20-year career in retailing, Gary finally started using that BA in English Lit, editing and designing a monthly magazine for a missionary society. He made several trips to the Far East to get stories and photos of the society's work. Since moving to the High Desert, Gary has worked as a freelance writer. He's honored to be leading this inspiring project.
Eduardo Sanchez Kuri
SITE SECURITY MANAGER
Originally from Mexico City, Eduardo has made his home in Southern California for several years. He's a talented guitarist and has led worship music for several churches. As Security Manager for The Guest House, Eduardo will occupy an apartment in the facility. He's excited to begin this new phase of his personal ministry.
CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
After 43 years, Art retired from his career with San Bernardino County, where he'd worked in purchasing and data analysis. His participation in church leadership spans more than 50 years, with a focus on finance and staff/parish relations. In his free time Art enjoys deep sea and freshwater fishing, tent camping, and computers. The Guest House project is blessed to have Art's leadership.
The Guest House project could not happen without the time, talent and dedication of dozens of people. Already, site preparation and planning have involved more volunteers than we're able to track. And when our guests arrive, major operations like meal prep, shopping, house-keeping, child sitting and night monitoring will be greatly assisted by volunteers.
Rev. Carrie Cesar and Alfredo Cesar
Over the past three decades, Alfredo and Carrie Cesar have been involved in hundreds of ministry and mission projects with the Hispanic community in Mexico and in the United States. They both grew up in the Methodist Church, Alfredo in Mexico and Carrie in the U.S. They met in Dallas at Perkins School of Theology. The Cesars have been faithfully serving God, church and community in the California-Pacific Conference over the last ten years. Their gifts and passions include preaching, workshop facilitation, leading Bible studies, translating, and organizing mission projects to minister to the needs of Hispanic communities in and around their churches. As a team they are working with the leadership and Board of The Guest House project to develop a meaningful and dynamic ministry that will welcome many guests, and serve as a safe place for immigrants seeking help and resources!
Photography by Steve Howard
Our Supporters and Partners
Beyond our onsite team, The Guest House project is informed, inspired and in some cases financially assisted by a network of wonderful agencies. We encourage you to learn more about them.