Darren and Dana Portell
(McKenna, McGwire, McCayde and McLayne)
Darren serves as a PE Teacher and Athletic Director at Morrison Academy in Taipei, Taiwan alongside his wife, Dana and their three youngest children, McGwire, McCayde and McLayne. Their oldest daughter, McKenna, is a student at Trevecca University in Nashville. Morrison Academy has been serving the international community in Taiwan since 1961 by providing a Christian education to children of missionaries and international families. One of the leading causes for missionaries to leave their field of service is the lack of good educational options for their children. On an island where less than 2% of the population is evangelical, Morrison Academy enables longevity for missionary families, and this directly impacts their mission’s efficiency in sharing the gospel. In addition, the school is openly evangelical, with more than 70% of the school being international students from belief systems other than evangelical Christians. The Portell’s personal ministry focus is to build relationships with the families of students to share the love of Christ.