Graciela Lacey

Development Director

I have been a California Licensed Vocational Nurse for the past 22 years and a Licensed Professional Massage Therapist for the past 20 years.

As a Medical Missionary I’ve traveled to the Congo twice for Doctors On Call for Service (DOCS) and traveled alone eight times to Kitali, Kenya to help the local staff in a small facility and work with the poor and disabled. I’ve also gone on two mission trips to Honduras with the Rice Foundation and a team from middle Georgia.

In the past eight years my focus has been in Ukraine, where along with missionary work, I taught courses in Massage Therapy, Basic English, and Spanish. I’ve worked in villages located anywhere from 800 meters to 2 kilometers from the war zone in eastern Ukraine.

Because of my passion my husband, Ron, was inspired to participate in missionary work for the less fortunate. He’s traveled to southern Mexico to assist at an Indian tribe’s orphanage in the small village of Juxtlahuaca, and to southern Peru to visit a seminary for young priests.

Together we have been part of local community service in Southern California to feed the homeless in the Salvation Army and Catholic Workers’ shelters in Santa Ana.