The Dwyers

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Michelle and David

Hello, we’re the Dwyers and we’ve been living in Santiago, Chile since 2008 (working with IberoAmerican Ministries) and serving with Ambassadors Football since 2011. Michelle and David met while attending Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. Michelle is originally from Apple Valley, MN and David grew up in Chardon, OH. Prior to their time in Chile the Dwyers lived in Chicago, Boston, Indianapolis, Seattle, and Costa Rica.

The Dwyers have two children that Michelle has always home-schooled. Nolan and Kaylyn live in the United States where they are studying at University; Nolan in Dayton and Kaylyn in Seattle.

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Nolan and Kaylyn

The football (international)/ soccer (USA) / futbol (Spanish) ministry we began in Santiago emerged out of a desire to take the existing futbol ministry inside our church, outside the confines of the church property. After a team from Ambassadors Football Brasil came to serve with us for 10 days David teamed up with his best friend, and Ambassadors coach, Roberto Lozano and the Chilean Ambassadors Football group was formed.

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David serves as the Director of Ambassadors Football Chile.  He also serves as the Ambassadors Football International Brand/Online Director where he manages the visual aspects of marketing and branding as well as the global web/online presence for all of Ambassadors Football.
www.ambassadorsfootball.org (International site)
www.ambassadorsfootball.org/cl (AF Chile ministry site in Spanish)
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In 2013 David teamed up with Aaron Tredway the Ambassadors Football Director of Pro Player Ministry and Global Development to launch TO/WHO; a ministry that seeks to help footballers around the world to embrace their passion for Jesus as deeply as they embrace their passion for football. David serves TO/WHO in the areas of branding, web, and content development. You can see their work here:
www.towho.org
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David brings an entire careers worth of experience to this work having learned storytelling and creation skills from some of the world’s best. His past working stints include:

  • Microsoft / Chief Story Teller – Windows Marketing Communication
  • Pearson / Publisher of New Riders
  • David C. Cook Publishing / Denominations Special Designs

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As Chief Story Teller for Windows, at Microsoft, David’s primary responsibility was to bring the Windows consumer story to life and unify the consumer messaging across all Windows platforms. His primary canvas for this storytelling was the Windows web properties at Microsoft.

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In his role as an Acquisitions Editor and eventual Publisher of New Riders, David’s book publishing career fell in sync with the emergence of the World Wide Web as a consumer entertainment hangout place. He published the first book on how to prepare graphics for the web, web usability, and Flash web design. His time at New Riders also coincided with the explosion in digital photography and Photoshop use and David led New Riders to the forefront of these markets.

David is humbled to have partnered with incredible authors such as:

 

We have personally embraced these verses from Proverbs as the guiding principles for our work.
Proverbs 3:5,6 (ESV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Ambassadors Football Chile has embraced this verse from Colossians to guide them in all their endeavors.
Colossians 3:23 (ESV)
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.