The Founding Family
Founder / Director
City of Refuge Children’s Home was co-founded in 1964 by Martha Lopez Ortiz. Today, she holds the title of Founder/Director. Martha oversees and is responsible for all aspects of the Mission.
Assisting Martha in the directing of this ministry are her three adult children – Seth, Sara, and Susy Gomez.
Administrator / Assistant DirectorSeth is our Administrator and is in charge of all financial matters, administrative tasks, and public relations. He is also our Assistant Director and will one day be the new Director of our home.
Mission Trip Coordinator / Director of Women's ShelterSara is our Mission Trip Coordinator and the Founder and Director of our Women’s Shelter. She is responsible for overseeing the shelter’s daily operations and caring for all of the women and children who live there. Sara is also responsible for scheduling and overseeing all mission trips to the orphanage.
Supervisor of Rosarito CampusSuzy oversees and supervises the Rosarito campus.
In addition to the “Founding Family,” there are many other people who are needed to keep our home running and help advance the vision of Tijuana Christian Mission. Taking care of so many children – feeding them, doing their laundry, taking them to school and helping them with their homework – is no small task! Our staff consists of about 20 people, whose job descriptions vary greatly, sometimes from day to day. We thank God for sending each one of these faithful people to be part of our ministry.