Zachary and Rosario Dalton
  • Currently serving: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Home church: Harrisburg (Pa.) BIC
  • Serving since: 2015
  • Married: 2020

Zach was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa. and grew up attending Harrisburg BIC (HBIC). In college, he pursued a career in psychology and counseling and holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field.

During high school and college, he frequently volunteered with the children and youth ministries at HBIC and discovered a passion for serving children and families. Zach took that passion overseas in 2015 when he deployed to Bogotá, Colombia to serve as the secondary counselor at El Camino Academy.

Rosario grew up in Bogotá, Colombia and came to know the Lord when she was 15. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations and her specialized degree in education.

She also felt called to ministry and had a passion for at-risk children and youth. In 2015, she began volunteering and eventually working as a teacher for the non-profit foundation Hogar de Paz (Home of Peace) which serves and supports vulnerable students.

Three years after deploying to Bogotá, Zach felt led to reach out to at-risk children and families within the community. He started volunteering at Hogar de Paz where he met Rosario. They soon fell in love and were married in March of 2020.

Their shared passion for at-risk children, youth, and families continues to drive their ministry. In 2020, they launched Program MAYA, a non-profit that works to support hurting families who were affected by the COVID pandemic. The program provides academic support, creates educational opportunities, and meets practical needs through groceries, clothing, and school supplies. Rosario works to increase the reach of Program MAYA through social media.

Zach continues to work at El Camino Academy and helps students who need extra support. Additionally, they serve as mentors for Mission of Hope Colombia’s program to support first generation college students. In everything they do, they seek the Lord’s will in how he would like them to share their gifts for the Kingdom.