Meet the founders of Just Go
Born in El Salvador, Ronald immigrated to the United States in 1986 with his family and settled in Silver Spring, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S., M.A., and PhD. in Geography. Dr. Luna is the former Undergraduate Director at the Department of Geographical Sciences at University of Maryland College Park. Ronald is passionate about improving the social and academic lives of children and students through education. Currently, he is teaching at George Washington University.
From 2014-2021, he has been the lead pastor of Ebenezer church currently located in Spencerville, Maryland. He has lead the transformation of his church into a mission focused church. Currently, Ebenezer church is sponsoring approximately 21 projects/ministries/missionaries in 9 different countries. God has called him to take the Gospel to the furthest, most dangerous, poorest, and less (gospel) reached areas in the world. In order to do so he is focused on mobilizing a generation of professionals to go to the ends of the world.
In 2022, is working at the Well Community Church as their community outreach and mission coordinator. He has lead trips to Bangladesh, Romania, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, and Kenya. Married over 14 years to the love of his life and best friend. He is the proud father of Josue and Sara.
Christopher was born in El Salvador. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. Architecture, a master in Architecture, and a master in Urban Planning.
He has been involved for years in worship, Sunday school, youth ministry, summer camps, and disciple-making ministry. He is passionate about the message of the Gospel. He has served on short mission trips to Bangladesh, Argentina, Romania and Ecuador.
He believes that he must serve Jesus with all he has, whether spiritual gifts, ministries, or academic degrees. In 2019, he lead his first Just Go mission trip to the Amazon of Ecuador.
He is currently working in construction as an Assistant Project Manager. He has started to invest his resources in sustainable projects in developing countries. He hopes one day design communities.
Ivonne was born in Virginia. She graduated from University of Baltimore with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. She is passionate about children with learning disabilities. She currently works as a preschool teacher and works hand in hand with the learning specialist. She also enjoys organizing programs with the children's ministry at her church. In 2019, she will be leading his first Just Go mission trip to El Salvador.
Lesly was born in Virginia. She is currently enrolled in Montgomery Community College, and is obtaining her associates in Physical Therapy. Lesly went on her first missionary trip to Romania, and God spoke to her through the love that the kids in Romania showed her. She is passionate about working with children while sharing the gospel as well.
Meet the Members of Just Go
Vanessa was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a minor in Spanish Literature. She graduated from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law in May 2021 with a focus in immigration law. Vanessa has been selected by the immigrant Justice Corps for a coveted slot in its 2022 class of Justice Fellows.
She has been involved for years in the youth ministry at her church serving as the treasurer for her youth leadership. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to teach and mentor youth through a Biblical worldview. In June 2019, Vanessa went on her first missionary trip to the Amazon of Ecuador. She hopes to continue her involvement with missionary work as the Lord directs her.