In Argentina, the ELCIC helps to support the ministry of Rev. Andrea Baez, pastor of Esperanza del Sur congregation in Esquel and San Juan Batista congregation in Comodoro. Rev. Baez is a pastor in the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina and Uruguay (IELU).
The distance between Rev. Baez's two-point parish is about 575 kms (much of it on gravel roads). She is at each congregation twice a month, along with visiting other communities within about a 500 km radius of Esquel.