Danny & Stephanie Gutierrez

The Gutierrez family has served together in Peru since 2011. Danny and Stephanie serve on the pastoral staff and executive team of Camino de Vida, a growing church with 6 campuses located in the capital city of Lima.

Danny is also one of the church’s teaching pastors and leads the missionary internship program, which allows english speaking students to serve for a semester as a step in discerning if they are called to long-term missions.

Stephanie serves on the worship team, and as a teacher and mentor at the Grace House, a Christian safe house for girls who are struggling with eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, addictions or other results of abusive situations, and as a professor at the IDL leadership institute at the church.

Follow us on Instragram: @danielgutierrez // @thegringa

Freedom Small Group Season Ends with the Freedom Conference

During the second small group season this year we had a host of small groups walk through a 12 week conversation about living and walking in the freedom Christ has given us. The day included breakfast and lunch, 3 workshop sessions and hit max capacity at 368 participants. Danny was able do the first session and Stephanie was able to give the second session. The day was amazing!

Ellas Conference Blessed Women From All Over Peru and South America

Every year Camino de Vida hosts two back-to-back women's conferences where we have some 2,400 women attend from all over Peru and Latin America. The theme of this year was "The Welcoming" and it was powerful! We were able to see women connect in a profound way with God and leave refreshed and valued.

First Ever All-Spanish Marriage Retreat at Winshape Marriage

Our friends at Chic-Fil-A have an amazing foundation called the Winshape Foundation that serves families and marriages all year long in a diversity of ways. This year, we were asked to be the speakers at their first-ever Spanish speaking marriage retreat that we named "Amor del Bueno." We had 38 couples (representing 13 countries) join us on the beautiful grounds of Winshape retreat to invest in our marriages.

New CDV Worship Album is Out 

"Incontenible" (Uncontainable) is the newest worship album out from our church. It is availbale on Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, and Deezer! Check it out, it's so good! (Even if you don't know Spanish!)

The CDV Missionary Internship is in full swing. It is such an honor to journey with these young adults as they discover their callings. Now receiving applications for the 2019 term at

At the Ellas Conference we had the honor of hosting two lunch receptions for all the Pastors and their families who attended the conference. We had 90 in attendance the first day and 130 the second. It was awesome to see them connecting with other pastors from their cities and countries!

In August our interns joined 150 youth from our GetUp and Central youth groups for a mission trip up into the Andes. They did wheelchair distributions, children's programming in remote areas, and youth services for the churches in the city of Cusco. 

Small Groups! In season 2 of small groups we had 570 groups and 5,488 people participate. Stephanie and I led a small group for couples.

We've been asked to be the "marriage coaches" for a local TV show called "Vida en Pareja." 

Stephanie getting to speak at the "GetUp" youth group. These are the high schoolers of our church.

In September we had 113 small group leaders over to our home for a full day of fellowship and workshops. We poured into these beautiful people who week in and week out open their homes for those attending the Freedom small groups. 

Danny having a blast sharing the word at a #NochesCDV service. As part of the speaking team this is a big part of what he does weekly.

Stephanie put together the curriculum for a our Leadership Institute students and is teaching it in this quarter. The class is about relational development and is helping students be intentional about how they form and manage their most important relationships.

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