What is Makarios? 

Makarios is a ministry that serves the people of the Dominican Republic.  Makarios is a Christian school whose vision is to see communities serve Jesus while working to end generational poverty.  Its mission is to Love, Educate and Empower the children and their families so that the Gospel can do its work in transforming lives and improving communities, one child at a time. 

Our family serves in the Dominican Republic as part of a fantastic team of committed servants of Christ. We moved the the DR in October of 2019 with our youngest 2 girls, Scottie and Zoey. Our two college-aged kids reside in Houston and are pursuing their passions and growing into amazing young adults.

Scott is the In-Country Director for Makarios in the Dominican Republic.  Upon completion of Spanish language school, he will lead our dedicated team of over 50 staff members and volunteers. Our family will integrate into Dominican culture as we build relationships within local communities.

Makarios is headquartered in Austin, Texas under the direction of Executive Director, Chris Buster.  More information is available at www.makdr.org

Ways to Partner

We would love to connect you to the work of Makarios and provide an opportunity for you to support their work. 

  • Short term mission trip

  • Child and teacher sponsorships

  • Vision trip

  • Teacher training conferences

  • Internships

  • Financial partnership

If you would like information on how to partner with us, please click HERE