Monte & Bethany Cyr (pronounced 'Sear') are Global Missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene on the Mesoamerica Region (formerly the Caribbean and Mexico/Central America regions).
Monte serves as the Regional Coordinator for Discipleship Ministries since March 2011. His main responsibilities include training leaders and pastors, and working with districts and churches to develop relevant and effective discipleship strategies to make Christlike disciples in the nations.
Monte has also served as the Global NYI President from 2005-2009, giving leadership to our youth and youth leaders world-wide. Additionally, he has served as the Africa Region Youth Ministries Coordinator from October 1998 until July 2006, and the Caribbean Region Youth Ministries Coordinator from July 2006 until March 2011. Bethany provides support to Monte's ministry by helping with office work, and she serves on the school board of their daughter Nkele’’s school.
Monte graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a B.A. in Religion in 1986. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri in 1990. Monte was a full time Youth Pastor from 1990 until their Missionary appointment in 1998.
Monte shares that God has called his family to invest their time, energies, and lives into the development of leaders and Christlike disciples. Bethany testifies that God clearly spoke to her about her willingness to let go of family, friends and home to obey Him and follow His plan for their lives. She feels very privileged that God is using them to bring glory to HIM!
Monte's home churches are Emmett, Idaho Church of the Nazarene and Boise, Idaho Tree City Church of the Nazarene. Bethany's home churches are Idaho Falls, Idaho Church of the Nazarene, and Boise, Idaho Tree City Church of the Nazarene. Monte and Bethany have four children: Robert (28 – living and working in New Jersey), Amy (26 – currently living and working in New Zealand), Bryan (24 - teaching music in Louisville, Kentucky) and his wife Jecca (21 - stay at home mom with their daughter Clara - 1), and Nkele (19 - Freshman at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee). They moved to Guatemala in August of 2012.