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Pastor of Small Groups

I moved to Houston in 2004 after graduating from Baylor University with a degree in Journalism and Sociology. I happened upon the Vineyard online and after only a couple of visits, I knew that this would be my church home. I could not have guessed at the time what a significant part of my life this church would become. Over the years, I’ve served in many capacities; I’ve led small groups, mentored students, helped with several of our cultural celebration events, and much more. Beyond that, though, the Vineyard has been a place where I’ve found lifelong friends, experienced God’s healing and intimacy, as well as found a place in this incredibly diverse and delightful worldwide tribe that we call the Vineyard Movement.

Having felt called to ministry from a young age, I began working in urban ministry during my college years. I worked for a para-church ministry called CSM during my first five years in Houston. During that time, I felt drawn to the Spanish-speaking community more and more. In 2009, I moved to Santiago, Chile, to partner with Iglesia La Viña Las Condes. I spent nearly three and a half years getting to know the Vineyard in Chile through various work with mercy ministries, worship, earthquake relief, and much more. I also saw my Spanish language skills blossom during those years, which was a huge gift and benefit of my time away.

Upon returning to Houston, I spent the next four and a half years at Family Services of Greater Houston as a Case Manager. During that time, I also completed my Certificate in Biblical Leadership through Vineyard Institute. In February 2017, I came on staff full time as the Pastoral Intern. This role oversees our Small Groups, Mercy and Justice Programs, as well as coordinates our Multicultural Workshop and various other diversity initiatives. My current role is a perfect blend of my experiences and passion. I’m filled with anticipation and hope for what God is doing in these days at the Vineyard Church of Houston.