Mission History

The mission began in 1990 when Rev. Robert Cook first visited Berlin as the Hunger Action Enabler of the Presbytery of Des Moines, Iowa.

Rev. Cook went to live in Berlin permanently in 2001 and retired in 2006.

In January 2008, Kathy Mahler moved to Berlin to become the new Mission Co-Worker.

Follow this link to access a calendar of activites from 1990-2013.

Our Sister Parish Mission: A Personal Narrative
by Rev. Robert Cook


In the early winter of 1999 I made a life changing decision. It was to move to Berlin, El Salvador to live and work with the Parish Team of the Parish of Saint Joseph. The road to that decision had begun nine years before in November of 1990.

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