Noe Clemente was raised in Naucalpan, Mexico State after his indigenous parents emigrated to Mexico State from their home in the mountains of Puebla. Although his parents raised him in the Christian faith, he did not make a personal commitment to Christ until he was almost 20. He immediately began to take Bible classes at his local church, and months later, at a youth conference, felt the Lord calling him into full-time ministry. He enrolled in Calvary Ministerial Institute in El Carmen, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and began classes. During his 2 years in the classroom and one year of practical ministry internship as youth pastor in Tapachula, Chiapas, he became more aware of the important part foreign missions plays in fulfilling the Great Commission and wanted to get involved.
Holly Swinburne Clemente was raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and grew up in a Christian home. At an early age, she made a commitment to Christ, but did not consider full-time ministry or missions until much later. She went on her first missions trip to Monterrey, Mexico at the age of 12, and during high school made 3 more trips, two to Monterrey and one to Tecate, Mexico. During one of those trips, she was challenged by a veteran missionary to give up the first year of her life after high school to missions. She took the challenge, and 2 months after graduating high school, she moved to El Carmen, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to teach English at a small Christian school. It was while she was there that God confirmed to her that ministry in Mexico was part of his long-term plan for her life. She spent the next year at Calvary Language School, also in El Carmen, learning Spanish, taking culture classes, and being involved in practical ministry.
Noe and Holly were married in 2003 and began working almost immediately in Michoacan, Mexico at the invitation of other missionary friends. Their first 5 years were spent supporting another ministry as they opened the first Christian church in Cumuatillo. God used those 5 years to give them experience in almost every aspect of the new church...everything from cleaning and running the sound system, to preaching and leading worship. They were ordained as ministers by New Life Ministries International in August of 2007. In 2008 they were invited to become the interim pastors at a nearby church in El Fortin. During their 4 years in El Fortin they began focusing on personal discipleship, children's ministries (including a Saturday kids' club, kids camps, and VBS), and outreach and missions. 2013 opened new doors for them to minister to children and parents in other local churches, while continuing to minister to the children in Cumuatillo and El Fortin.
Noe and Holly are currently serving alongside their 6 children, Uriah, Keyli, Aislynn, Matthias, Canaan, and Jathan. Among many other things, they are working to create a solid children's ministry program and a missions program at a church in Sahuayo.