I started going to CCBC in college when the “Bubble” still existed. Years later a friend of mine was asked to interview for an opening as a video editor here. He turned down the offer but gave them my name. After a few rounds of interviews I got the job! I have worked here since November 2014.
I can’t pinpoint the moment I gave my life Christ, because it happened over a long period of time. I grew up in a loving Christian home and went to a Christian summer camp called Kanakuk for five years. Kanakuk was where my faith became my own and I begin to understand what it meant to live for Christ.
I have two older brothers and one younger sister. I spent the first 18 years of my life in Graham, Texas, a small town about an hour and a half north west of Fort Worth. I enjoy comics, video games and movies. If it involves super heroes, space ships, or magical worlds chances are I’ll enjoy it. I go rocking climbing regularly and ice climbing every February; and I’m deaf in my left ear.
I’m utterly thankful for God’s grace in my life, I have a job with people I enjoy being with as well as a family who also knows Christ. I couldn’t ask for more than that. I’m a native Texan girl with a nerdy side, and when I mean side I mean all of me.
I accepted Christ as my personal savior when I was 12. I quickly after that had a crisis of religion. Not Faith. Throughout my late 20s I was in a searching mode. After we started attending Christ Chapel, we did the 40 Days of Purpose one fall. I recommitted my life to Christ and was baptized at the end of that series.
I attended the Crown Class at Christ Chapel and during that class God starting really laying on my heart that I wanted to work for Him full time. I started praying about it. It seemed impossible because we needed my income, but God’s plans were bigger than our financial health. Within a year I was working full time drawing pictures for Jesus at my favorite place, my church!
In my spare time I’m a groupie for my husband’s band. I love being a helicopter mom to my daughter, Reign. We have three big dogs: Marley, Lucy and Francis. And if I ever get a second to myself then you’ll find me on the Trinity Trails in full cycling gear! Watch for me, I’m usually bleeding or really scratched up from falling off my bike. War Eagle!
I was raised in a Christian home with a pastor for a father and a preacher’s daughter for a mother. I was in church every time the doors were open. I became aware at a pretty early age that my family legacy and presence at church weren’t making me good enough to get into heaven. I realized, at the age of 8, that I bring nothing to the table when it comes to my salvation. Grace is what makes me clean in God’s eyes.
I came across Christ Chapel while praying about finding freelance design opportunities at different churches in the area that could not afford to bring on full-time design employees. I am still having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that God provided an opportunity for me to support my family full-time and create work for the kingdom.
I’ve been married to my wife, Stephanie, for 10 years and we have three kids — Emma, Marshall and Hank. We love legos, movies and 80s music.
My family didn’t attend church when I was growing up, but I always had an interest in learning about God. When I was 14 I attended a youth group event at my friend’s church and that’s where I finally learned who Jesus is and I believed. It changed my life.
I’ve been serving as a graphic designer at Christ Chapel since 2010, when Suzin talked me into it. And I’m so glad she did. It’s never a dull moment in the Communications Department and we have lots of fun as a team.
My husband, Kevin, and I are both Horned Frogs and we call Fort Worth home. Our baby boy keeps us busy these days, and we love to try new restaurants, read, watch movies, cook and travel. When I’m not in the office at my yellow desk, you can find me taking care of our kiddo or knitting. I’m also falling into the rabbit hole of spinning and dyeing my own yarn.
I was raised in a Christian home my entire life. From an early age, my parents helped me realize that I needed God in my life. I accepted Christ at age 8, not fully understanding the reason why I needed Him in my life, but knowing that I wanted what my parents had. It wasn’t until summer camp in high school that everything finally clicked for me. I understood the magnitude of what Christ did and I wanted to live for Him, trying to be a light in this world. I am far from perfect, but am extremely grateful for a God who is merciful and shows me His love constantly.
While going to college at TCU, I began going to Christ Chapel while I was in Fort Worth. After graduation, I began praying that the Lord would put me where He wanted me. After finding nothing for a while, Christ Chapel came up on my radar. Suzin Hines began talking to me about this role that she thought I would be good at. After a little hesitance and prayer on my part, I realized that the Lord was bringing me to Christ Chapel and I couldn’t be happier. I love the fact that I get to work with fellow believers on His mission.
I was raised in Plano and Austin, Texas with my twin sister Kristin. I am a very tall individual, so you will have no problem finding me anywhere. I love everything related to sports and being active. If I am not at Christ Chapel, I am probably either hanging with friends, watching sports or on a basketball court somewhere.
During my last semester at Texas A&M (whooooop!), I was searching for corporate marketing jobs in big cities, praying for something to come through before I graduated. But in the midst of all of those corporate positions, I stumbled upon a digital media position at Christ Chapel, completely different from anything else I had applied for. A few months later, here I am, so grateful for a God whose plans far outweigh my own, because now I get to do something I love and have a tiny part in the incredible things God is doing through this church.
I was raised in Katy, Texas, but College Station also feels a lot like home. If I’m not hanging with my triplet sisters (yes, we’re all girls, no, we don’t look alike), then you will probably find me at a concert, national park or the nearest coffee shop.
I grew up going to church and when I was 10 years old made the decision to be saved and baptized after seeing a play at church. Since then, I’ve followed the Lord. Of course, there have been ups and downs, but a few years ago I rededicated my life to Christ and got rebaptized because I wanted to fully commit my life to Him.
Growing up I really liked photos, video and martial arts. I’d make small videos on my computer and that led to me volunteering in the video department at church. In college I got a job as a marketing student and really loved it. My mindset was that even in the little things – photos, videos – we’re pursuing and glorying Christ. Through the years I’ve continued to find ways to serve and work in video departments until 2019 when I discovered Christ Chapel from the core values sermon. It was different than anything I’d ever heard. I was about to graduate and felt this weird tug on my heart to check Christ Chapel’s job board. I did and found the live video director position. I applied and now here I am!
I’m a third-degree black belt in taekwondo (I’m state, district and world champ), I like to go rock climbing and I’m a certified scuba diver. I also like to do photography on the side.
I grew up in Fort Worth and in a family that loves Jesus. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized the incredible gift that is: from the very beginning, God’s gracious love has been chasing me. Because I grew up with parents that continually told me about God, I honestly can’t remember life without Him. At the age of 7 or 8 I asked Jesus into my heart because I knew that I wanted Him to always be with me.
While I have never had a defining moment where everything turned from dark to light, there have been certain seasons of challenge or loss where life felt as dark as night, as lonely as living at the end of the galaxy, impossible, hard and cruel. In those times, I have been forced to dig deep and decide if what I believe about God is true: if He really does love me, if He really is with me, if He really sees the ins and outs of my day. And what I keep coming back to is this: His is faithful and true. It doesn’t matter where I run or how hard I push away, He will chase me to the ends of the earth. He is gracious and compelling, the very best friend. Life away from Him just doesn’t make sense.
Six months after graduating from college, I moved to Paris (France, not Texas) and lived in an apartment that was less than 100 square feet. It was even better than you might imagine – every day was a glorious adventure. When I moved home, the last thing I intended was to put roots back down in Fort Worth, but my parents convinced me to go to Christ Chapel while I figured out what my next step … and three years later, I’m still here! Little by little, I was introduced to the Communications Department and now consider it a joy to work alongside a group of fun, talented people every day.
I am an aunt to two incredible little boys and I have a ridiculous circle of friends and family who are the best people I know. I am convinced that everyone needs to see Lone Bellow live in concert (there are no words) and that you have not tasted the best of Fort Worth until you’ve had the donuts at Lili’s Bistro on Magnolia Ave. If you’re looking for a book recommendation (which I always am), look no further than Shauna Niequist. And tacos, oh yes – tacos are my love language.
I was born and raised in Dallas in the Oak Cliff neighborhood. My dad is a preacher and my mom does good in the community through different local churchs’. I have three siblings and countless more family members. I met my a wonderful woman named Xochitl during my second year of college and 7 years later we got married. Took me about half that time to learn how to spell her name.
I graduated from UT Arlington and while I was there I was looking for an internship for school while at the same time looking for a part time job. I got an email from a professor that a church was looking for an intern. Something told me to take it, even knowing that it was unpaid, an hour away and that it would take up most of my day which meant no time for a job. Now months later I am hired full time and couldn’t be in a better place. I really do feel blessed to be a part of Christ Chapel. God has more than once put me in my place and proven Himself to me when He doesn’t have to. He has definitely been there for the good and bad and I know He will continue to be there no matter what is thrown at my wife and me.