Eric, Liz, Derrick, Kaleb, and Micah

We first came to Tanzania in 2010 working as volunteers for the United Methodist Church and later went on board with Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in 2012.

In the last ten years we have added three kids to the mix, Derrick, Kaleb, and Micah. We moved from Tarime, a smaller rural town, to Mwanza, a city of over 2 million people. We also started Wesley College, the first United Methodist college in Tanzania.

We have had the opportunity to work in orphan care, church planting, community development, economic empowerment, and education all while working with, being mentored by, and mentoring Tanzanian leaders, volunteers, interns, and fellows.

At the end of the day we are still passionate about lighting the sparks of faith in others and the sparks of opportunity in communities and churches.

We are a family that expects God's interruptions in our life as we are on God's journey more then our own.

If you want to get the official scope follow the links below. There is also information there for supporting us as missionaries.
Elizabeth Soard
Eric Soard

If you have any questions, want to come for a visit, or just want to let us know what you are up to in your life you can get a hold of us by email.

Eric Soard: ericsoard@umcmission.org   
Liz Soard: esoard@umcmission.org