The LCMS partnered with the Lutheran Church of Venezuela to provide a mission pastor. Rev. Sergio Maita labors as a church planter with the Dominican Republic Lutheran mission. He received his call from the ILV and financial support from the LCMS. He preaches regularly at three mission sites in Santiago. Pastor Maita works alongside LCMS missionaries. His activities include assisting in the theological education of future pastors. Pastor Maita lives in Santiago with his wife and daughter.