Woody Roland is honored to be on the Board of Nueva Esperanza. He and his wife, Su, spent most of 36 years serving as missionaries in Bolivia and Costa Rica. They planted churches and led mission teams. Woody served as the Latin America Regional Director for International Teams for over twenty years. From 1986 to 1990 he was the president of Seminario Biblico Evangelico in La Paz, Bolivia. They have a passionate love for the people of Latin America.
In 2014, Woody and Su returned to their hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, where Woody now serves as Global Missions Pastor at Autumn Ridge Church. Autumn Ridge has a strong missions DNA, supporting over 70 missionaries around the world. They have a long history with Nueva Esperanza and have sent many adult and youth teams over the years to work, as well as faithfully contributing to the ministry financially.