Our Staff

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Our four schools in Honduras are run by a dedicated staff of 75 administrators and teachers. All of our Directors and staff in Honduras are Honduran, except for the Executive Director. Teachers and staff work closely with our students to give them not only a rich education, but also a sense of pride in themselves and caring for others. Below is a listing of our senior staff members.

Staff in Honduras

Matthew Engleby, Executive Director in HondurasThe Rev. Matthew Engleby (mengleby@elhogar.org)
Executive Director in Honduras
Prior to joining El Hogar in the spring of 2011, the Rev. Matthew Engleby served as a parish priest in New Jersey. Matt has had a long relationship with Central America, beginning with his years in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. During his time as a parish priest, Matt worked with young people and led several mission teams to El Salvador. As Executive Director in Honduras, Matt spends half of his time in Honduras supporting the four centers, and half of his time traveling in the US and Canada speaking on behalf of El Hogar.



Lazaro Juarez
Director of El Hogar Technical Institute
Sub-Executive Director of El Hogar Projects





Claudia Castro
Director of El Hogar de Amor y Esperanza, our Elementary School program                                             




Yony Aguilera
Director of the El Hogar Agricultural School





Erika Skafel
Coordinator of North American Relations                        





The Right Rev. Lloyd Allen
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras
El Hogar is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras.



Staff in the US

Liz Kinchen (lkinchen@elhogar.org)
Executive Director in North America
Liz Kinchen has been with El Hogar Ministries since 2001. She was also the Director of Lay Ministry for the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, MA, from 2001 to 2014.

Prior to working at El Hogar, Liz worked for over 20 years as a Program Manager and Development Manager in the software industry, working at large, midsize, and start-up companies. Liz has master’s degrees in Computer Science and in Counseling Psychology.


Jason-Lang-WebsiteJason Lang (jlang@elhogar.org)
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Jason Lang joined the staff of El Hogar in June 2015. He has worked in government outreach on projects at the local, state, and federal levels in Maryland and Delaware. He has also volunteered with several nonprofit organizations in an effort to help them reach their outreach goals.

Jason oversees all external and internal outreach undertaken by the organization, including the website, social media, and printed materials. He holds two B.A. degrees in communications and history, and is planning on continuing his education in the future.

Candy Beckwith
Administrative Assistant/Donations Coordinator
Candy Beckwith joined El Hogar in June 2015 after relocating to Massachusetts. She brings a wealth of experience after working with organizations like the American Red Cross and the International Crane Foundation.

Candy maintains the databases that are at the heart of the organization. She also ensures that donations are properly processed and that those interacting with the organization receive the highest level of service.