Rev. Deborah Galtere
Dip Theology, BA Theology, MA Theology
Rev. Deborah Galtere served as a missioner, pastor, educator, and chaplain during her years of ministry serving in the Caribbean, South Africa/Botswana and Florida (USA). Highlights of ministry include travel by foot, horse, donkey-cart, boat, airplane, truck, and car to reach the congregations in which she lived and served.
Pastor to rural Batswana, Basara and Zulu communities in South Africa/Botswana in Word and Sacrament, her cross-cultural ministry established 41 mini libraries, 13 early learning centers, 1 church, school classrooms, playgrounds, community gardens and mediator in the Truth and Reconciliation meetings in her circuits. Deborah ministered in refugee camps during the Mozambique civil war, helping in medical missions and in training indigenous missioners to minister to the refugees. She traveled with her husband Glenn in a circuit of over 1,000 kilometers monthly to bring Bible School/Seminary extension classes to 4 different tribal regions.
Deborah served two church circuits in Jamaica and helped to establish International Seminary classes in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in the late 1990’s-early 2000’s. Her ministry in the USA involved pastoring congregations in Hialeah, and Jacksonville, FL and eventually became a Senior Chaplain with Vitas Healthcare.
She helped establish Community Chaplains Association, a non-profit that ministered to the elderly home/facility bound and volunteered as a chaplain with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Marine Corps League Auxiliary in Martin County. She presently holds membership in the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
Mission and outreach has been the focus of her life and ministry and continues with involvement in local mission outreaches in Port Saint Lucie, FL and the Caribbean.
She is presently writing a memoir of her and her husband Glenn's years in Africa - By the Roadside: Traveling with God in Mission which will be available later this year.