Mark VanderWees has been working for World Renew since 1991. Originally from Canada, Mark and his wife, Nancy, enjoy living cross culturally. Their first 11 with World Renew were in Haiti. There, three of their children: Jesse, Lisa and Kaitlyn were born. Their two youngest children, Jesús Joshua and Justin, were born in Nicaragua.

Mark thrives being part of Nicaragua's dynamic country team. He has a background in agriculture and management. Nancy is a trained occupational therapist who volunteers her time in numerous ways while balancing her time with two active kids at home. Jesse is working as an engineer for a firm in the  Netherlands, Lisa is in her fourth year studying nursing at McMaster University in Hamilton, and Kaitlyn is in her second year at Queen's University in Kingston.

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