Who We Are
We are "Pastors and Priests Available for Service",
a Non-Profit, 501c3 Tax Exempt Corporation, currently serving in Jamaica and Haiti.
As Christians we are called to the "Priesthood of All Believers", with each of us serving Christ and his church through prayer and equipping it for every good work.
In other words, we want to help you help others in their own context.
Meet Our Founders
Rev. D. Kay Pratt
Kay is co-founder and Vice-President of PAPA's Ministries. She is a retired ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She served congregations in Indiana and Michigan for more than 25 years. During her tenure she has been involved in many mission projects and has traveled to do mission work in the US and abroad.
Kay served as a full time missionary in Jamaica for 7 years between 2006 and 2016. Along with husband Merlin, Kay will be serving as Co-Mission Director in Jamaica. She uses her years of ministry experience to guide the organization as it seeks to train pastors and laity to be in mission and ministry to each other.
She is now retired in order to work full time with PAPA’s.
Rev. Merlin H. Pratt
Merlin is co-founder and President of PAPA's Ministries. Merlin has more than 20 years of ministry in local congregations as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church developing skills in congregational reconciliation and restoration. He has served as Lay Speaking Ministry Coordinator as well as CROP Walk Coordinator for five years. Previous to his calling into the ministry, Merlin experienced a variety of business vocations and skilled trades which help in the daily running of our organization. Merlin served as a full time missionary in Jamaica handling duties of Mission Director and Building Coordinator for 7 years between 2006 and 2016. Pastor Merlin is retired and is serving Papa's Ministries.
Rev. Ryan Wenburg
Jamaican Youth Coordinator