Dr. Steve and Katrina Boutrus
Steve decided to study medicine while in the 11th grade after hearing stories about how God had used physicians on the mission field. After studying engineering in college, he earned an M.D. from Tufts University in Boston and then completed a residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook in New York. After completing residency in 2013, he worked full time as an emergency medicine physician in New Hampshire and Vermont and is board-certified in emergency medicine. Since 2009, he has travelled on medical mission trips at least once per year with the purpose of using medicine to reach people with the gospel and show them the love of Christ.
Kat was raised by parents who were medical missionaries in the Philippines. She graduated from Bob Jones University, where she first committed her life to serve the Lord and changed her major to nursing because she recognized the way nursing could be effective in reaching people with the gospel on the mission field. After earning her R.N., she worked in New Jersey in medical/surgical nursing for five years and as an operating room nurse for another five years. During that time, she regularly participated in medical mission trips and she joined GDMMissions as an associate missionary in 2010.
Steve and Kat first met on a GDMMissions trip to the Philippines in 2011. They were married in October 2013 and are members of Tri-state Bible Baptist Church in Chesterfield, NH. During a medical mission trip to Benin, Africa in December 2014, they recognized that the Lord was leading them toward full-time missions and began preparing to return to Africa. They joined GDMMissions as full-time missionaries in January, 2015.