Mark McReynolds’ love of people and God’s creation comes from travel in 22 countries, 14 years of camping ministry, 7 years of university teaching, an M. Div., a PhD, and licensing as an Ecopastor by the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference. Mark has led many groups in Belize with his wife, Karen, as Co-Directors of Jaguar Creek (2000-2004). Scarlet Macaws were the focus of his doctoral research in Belize and he co-led a birding tour there in March 2018. Not retired, he is serving Mennonite Churches and leading SoCal A Rocha, a new ministry of A Rocha – a Christian conservation organization.

Belize: Beauty, Birds & Culture


Spend five days at an ecolodge in the heart of the rainforest. See colourful birds and other wildlife. Worship at a local church, take a guided nature walk in St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, visit Mayan ruins and a conservative Mennonite colony, and purchase local crafts at the Maya Centre. Also, enjoy a home stay at Armenia Village, which was founded by Central American refugees, and visit Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. End with three days and nights on Caye Caulker Island off Belize. Snorkel in the warm waters of the world’s second-largest barrier reef for great views of beautiful fish and amazing coral.