Mission Teams

Karen Carroll, an Appointed Missionary of The Episcopal Church, is the head of the mission team support office of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic.

Click here for a list of incoming mission teams and their work locations in 2018 (updated as of February 18, 2018). Please note that information about mission teams changes often. Please do not make any plans regarding any of the teams listed in this schedule unless you have contacted the team leader or Karen Carroll in the Dominican diocesan office. Karen’s contact information is below.

Approximately 50 mission teams from the United States come to work in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic each year. The Diocese has an office dedicated to the planning and support of the work of mission teams, and the Dominican Development Group works in close cooperation with this office to facilitate the transfer of funds needed to pay for in-country meals and lodging, transportation, and program supplies such as construction materials. The DDG has developed secure and reliable methods to transfer funds internationally to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic that satisfy all U.S. Homeland Security banking regulations for such transfers. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the DDG can accept funds as charitable contributions under Internal Revenue Service regulations. Funds sent by individuals directly to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic are not considered charitable contributions under U.S. tax law.

The DDG has installed a toll-free way for mission team leaders in the US to call the DR Mission Team Support Office in Santo Domingo. Just make a call to the DDG’s office in Tampa FL (813 400-2722), select Option 3, and you will be automatically connected to the Santo Domingo office. The only charge to you is the cost of the call from your US location to Tampa.

On left: Charlie Nakash with missioners working on building a house.

The Dominican mission team support office is led by Karen Carroll, a resident, full-time missionary from the Diocese of Southwestern Florida. She is assisted by Patricia Martin, a Dominican staff employee, and by Charlie Nakash, another resident, full-time Appointed Missionary from the Diocese of New Jersey who specializes in coordinating construction projects. All three are bilingual.

Patricia Martin in the mission team support office

Inquiries from US-based mission teams should be directed to this office, using these contact points:

Oficina de Coordinación de Equipos / Team Coordinator Office

Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana

Email: oficinadrequipos@yahoo.com or drequipos@gmail.com

Telephone (To DR office in Santo Domingo via DDG office in Tampa, toll-free): 813 400-2722, option 3.

Telephone (To DR office in Santo Domingo via international commercial lines) 809 688-6016 / 809 686-7493 ext.24

Once planning for a specific mission trip has reached the stage where in-country costs can be calculated, the mission team leader will be instructed to mail a check for those costs to the DDG for secure transmission through international banking channels to the Treasurer of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic.




CDC Health Advisories for the Dominican Republic

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Travel Health Notices

Health Information for Travelers to the Dominican Republic

Episcopal Relief and Development Information on Zika:

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Helpful publications from the DR Mission Team Support Office:

Mission teams scheduled for 2018 (updated as of February 18, 2018)

Mission Trips — Why Go? (updated November 2013)

Mission Teams – Helpful Hints (updated June 2015)

Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana: The Same Episcopal Church, Two Different Cultures (updated June 2012)

YouTube videos about mission team projects and the Diocese of the Dominican Republic:

Southwest Florida – Tampa Deanery Team 3 at Iglesia Episcopal San San Pedro y San Pablo in 2011 in Santo Domingo

Nebraska – 2014 Youth mission team working at the Campamento Monte de la Transfiguración in Jarabacoa

Central Gulf Coast – 2013 mission to build church furniture

Rhode Island – February 2013 mission trip to the Campamento in Jarabacoa

Connecticut – 2010 | 2011 (version 1) | 2011 (version 2)

Michigan Tri-Diocesan Project – 2012

Georgia – 2010 (relationship between exploration trips and mission trips) | 2014 (invitation to a mission partnership between two churches)

Virginia – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (Richmond) and their 2013 medical mission to Azua

The Dominican Episcopal Church (2006)

The Dominican Episcopal Church (2011)

Anglican Communion Stories: A Two-Winged Dove (2011)