About us

Since 1968, the passion of TIME Missions has been to Know God and Advance Missions. We connect your short-term mission team with local churches in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, & Haiti.  We will help your team GO, to see God’s hand at work, and deepen your VISION FOR MISSIONS, while helping the local church fulfill their vision through evangelism, construction, and discipleship.

When you GO with TIME Missions, you will watch your team grow in their knowledge of God, by serving others!  Our ministry is only limited by your creativity. Contact us at TIME Missions today, you were Made for Missions!

It's TIME to make a difference.


Dorretta Brown

TIME Founder and VP of Spiritual Leadership-DR
TIME founders Zeral and Dorretta Brown first came to the Dominican Republic in 1947, later serving in Cuba and Mexico where they founded TIME Ministries in 1968.  While Zeral went home to glory in 1996, Dorretta still serves actively as a prayer warrior, mentor, fund raiser, and visionary.  At 100 years young, she doesn’t get to visit the field as often as she would like, but still finds the time and energy to do so occasionally!  When she’s not on the field, Dorretta resides in Salem, Oregon, with her daughter Sharon, maintaining contact through Zoom, What’sApp and Messenger.  She has always been able to adapt to the times and keeps us mindful of being thankful with her favorite verse, Philippians 4:6-7:  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Kris & Cindy Anderson

Dominican Republic Field Director/Site Administrator-DR
Kris and Cindy Anderson have been serving with TIME Missions in the Dominican Republic since 2010.  After serving on several short-term trips with TIME since the mid 1990s, they followed the Lord’s leading to full-time ministry in the Dominican Republic in 2010 to help others Know God and Advance Missions .  Their children, Paul and Sofia were born there as well.  They are from Minnesota but met and began their married life in Des Moines, Iowa.  Their sending church is New Heights Church, Des Moines, IA. Cindy serves as the Site Administrator, working with finances for the ministry and is also the Caribbean Coach for MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) International, and helped to start the first MOPS group in the Dominican Republic. Kris has recently transitioned out of the Site Director role and with Cindy will begin focusing more on ministry promotion, strategic development, and beginning the first steps in taking the model of TIME Missions to new locations to serve pastors and congregations in need. They continue to live and serve on the field with TIME Missions in the Dominican Republic.

Sam & Jess Olmedo

Mexico Site Directors
Monterrey Site Directors Sam and Jessica Olmedo have been married and serving together with TIME Missions in Monterrey since January 2013.Sam is from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico and Jess is from Jonestown, Pennsylvania but they met and married in Monterrey where Jess began serving with TIME in 2006 and Sam in 2012 and have two beautiful daughters, Grace and Mia also born in Monterrey. Annville United Christian Church in Annville, PA is their home sending church and in Monterrey they attend and serve with Iglesia Nuevo Pacto. Sam focuses on being the site director for Monterrey and coordinates with local pastors and ministries as well as church partners in the United States. Jess takes care of administrative and hospitality for the site and much of her time and attention is focused on their daughters. They have a heart for discipleship and a desire to follow God’s vision to see TIME Ministries grow in order to reach out in our local area and see God glorified and people evangelized and discipled.

Rebecca Jacobs

American Group Coordinator/English and Baking Ministry-DR
Rebecca is originally from York, PA. She went to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 2003 and fell in love with the country and the people. She rejoined TIME as a summer intern, 8 months of serving in the DR, and then she went on a soul searching journey in her life. God reopened the doors for her to return to the DR in 2018 as a missionary intern and officially joined the team in February 2019.She serves as the American Group Coordinator. She is over seeing all of the scheduling information and organizing the groups coming to the Dominican.Her prayer for the future is to serve and love how God commands her to. To live a life of example and to share her love for the Dominican and TIME with others.

Kike (Enrique) & Paola Martinez

Site Maintenance Coordinator/Group & Outreach Coordinator-MX
Enrique (Kike) and Paola Martinez are full-time missionaries in Monterrey, Mexico. Kike is from Veracruz, and he was a volunteer with TIME back in 2015. He was a summer intern in 2016 and a full-time intern until 2019 when he was accepted as a full-time missionary. He is currently in charge of maintenance and construction projects for the site. He is also our multimedia coordinator. Paola is from Barranquilla, Colombia. She was involved with a Christian organization, while she was studying to become a dentist, leading college students and professionals to grow in their faith for 6 years. In 2021, she was a summer intern with TIME Missions and was accepted as a full-time missionary in October of 2021. She is our group and outreach coordinator.

Jaaziel & Carol Perez Chong Hing

Ministry Coordinator/Site Intern & Volunteer Coordinator-DR
Carol Perez has served with TIME DR as a volunteer, summer intern,  Missionary Intern, and now Missionary!  In her current capacity, she works with local pastors and chapels to prepare them to receive ministries from short-term teams.  Her awesome language capacity also helps the groups with translation. Jaaziel serves as the Intern & Volunteer Coordinator, preparing and discipling young people for Christ-centered service. Both have a passion for training youth and are starting the NGP (Next Generation Program) to help Pastors develop their young people by giving them opportunities to serve.

Tyler & Sarai Prescott

Site Director-DR
One of the most recent missionaries, Tyler Prescott hails from Hudson, NH, and has the accent to prove it!  After serving with TIME in sports ministry and construction, (which he still does!) God led Tyler to take on new responsibilities as the DR Site Director, where he'll be leading the local DR team. Sarai recently graduated with a medical degree and they are celebrating their first child, Caleb, born in May!

Keny (with one "n") & Daneris Paredes

Site Maintenance Coordinator-DR
Keny has served with TIME for several years, again in the capacity of volunteer, summer intern, Missionary Intern and now Missionary.  Keny serves in maintaining our facilities, construction, and especially driving the TIME bus, making sure we get to where we need to go safely and QUICKLY!  Keny is studying Industrial Engineering and hopes to take his learned skills to TIME developing systems for construction, maintenance, and more! Keny and Daneris were recently blessed with the birth of a baby girl, Gia.

Jean (JC) Carlos Rivera

Sports Ministry Lead-DR
JC and has been serving with TIME for many years.  JC leads our “TIME for Sports” sports ministry program where he hopes to engage youth with the Gospel and bring them from the court to the church.  He is also TIME DR’s marketing coordinator, getting the Dominican pastor’s STORY to our American church partners and making all our work look like fun! JC has one daughter, Jeanmery.

Noe & Anyoly Figueroa

Pastor Partner Coordinator (Noe), Women's Ministry Director (Anyoly)-DR
Other than Dorretta Brown, Noe and Anyoly are two of the longest serving missionaries with TIME, serving with us since 1992 when Zeral and Dorretta returned to the DR to partner with Pastor Rudy de la Cruz.  Noe serves in several roles at TIME, first as our Pastor Partner Coordinator, helping to locate and vet the pastors that we build chapels for.  In addition, he serves as Construction Coordinator, leading the teams in construction and making sure we have challenging projects! Noe also pastors a church in Hatillo, a small town west of Santo Domingo. Anyoly serves as our Women’s Ministry Director discipling women and leading conferences in the DR and Cuba.  Her heart is counseling pastor’s wives, but also reminding the TIME team of the hope we have in Jesus and is a wonderful counselor to anyone needing their spirits uplifted.  Noe and Anyoly have three children who also serve actively in the ministry, Megan, William and Elda.

Carmin Polanco

Hospitality Coordinator-DR
Though Carmin Polanco has been serving with the Hospitality Team for over 15 years, she recently responded to the call to become a full-time missoinary.  She and her team prepare healthy hearty meals, keeps our facilities clean and sanitary, and is often here before anyone else is awake, all the while maintaining an attitude of happy service.  She will not allow you to lose weight during a week with time!