Founder & Executive Director
Awoken at Trinity University, I found myself engulfed in a world of violence and immorality known as the public school system. Impacted by a 12-year old pregnant girl, I began to see the insanity of dependence on a corrupt systematic approach to alter the hearts of man. After studying America’s Godly Heritage author David Barton, along with the journal entries of America’s Founding Fathers, I began to realize democracy was created to govern a Christian people. The massive increase in teenage violence rates, teenage pregnancy rates, murder, school shootings, suicide rates, drug abuse, physical abuse & neglect left me wondering if the solution to our nation’s greatest crisis could be found in a textbook. My conclusion was the only cure for a virus such as this could be the Word of God working through the hearts of man to bring reconciliation, newness, & hope into the lives of a dying and decaying generation. It is for freedom that I board this ship we call Still Water Christian Ministries and set sail into the wide-open spaces our Lord has called me.
Verse: James 4:14 “Life is a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Dallas Field Representative
I grew up going to camp every summer at Kanakuk, then served as a counselor there for 3 summers and absolutely loved it! I saw how the LORD used camp, counselors and sports as a platform for the gospel in my life. I graduated from the University of Texas back in 2010 and went to Turkey for two years, where I met my husband, Rodney. Believe it or not, we both actually grew up in the DFW area, but of course had to go overseas to meet - God’s funny like that!
Rodney’s a football coach at Mesquite Poteet High School in Dallas. We have two beautiful kids -- Paul Wade and Ana. The LORD has used this ministry to bless our family in so many ways ever since joining the team in 2013, and we are humbled to also be a part of all that He is doing in and thru Still Water.
Verse: Psalm 90:14 “Satisfy us in the morning with Your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”
I was born in Alice, TX, moved to San Antonio when I was 2. Have lived in Leon Springs/Boerne since 1977. I was born and raised Catholic and got to know the Lord even better on my first ACTS retreat. Working at Still Water has opened my eyes to the love of God through His people. I had never before worked around so many loving and caring people. I am married and have a beautiful teenage daughter, who has grown up in Still Water Camps and is now working them. I have been a member of the Still Water Family since August 2008.
Verse: John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
San Antonio Area Director
Growing up in San Antonio, it has always been my passion to bring the Word of God into our schools. Starting Christian clubs on my middle school, high school, and college campuses was something God weighed heavy on my heart. After teaching for an inner city charter school for six years and then founding a new charter school as an assistant principal, God showed me that many of our younger generations were missing something in their lives. The Lord introduced me to Still Water Christian Ministries in 2013 as I was starting a bible study at my inner city school as a teacher and coach. With the support of Still Water, we were able to grow that ministry from about 25 students to over 120 students, pass out over 200 bibles, and scholarship almost 60 students to attend summer camp. I have seen the impact Still Water Christian Ministries has had on these students, their families, and their school and have felt God calling me do more to further His Kingdom. It is with great joy that the Lord has provided me the opportunity to pick up my cross, go into our communities to spread His name and show students that what they are missing is a relationship with their Father Jesus Christ!
Verse: Ephesians 4:11-13 “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God' people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
Director of Marketing & Ministry Development
I grew up in Corpus Christi, TX and had the opportunity to attend Still Water Camps the summer after my freshman year of high school. It was here that the Lord captured my heart for eternity and I have felt His calling to continue to serve with Still Water since. Throughout high school and even college, I have been able to serve every summer in some capacity. I have loved the opportunity to serve God through Still Water in so many different roles out at camp. After being in the workforce for a few years after college & getting married to my college sweetheart Mike, I knew the Lord was calling me deeper with this ministry. I took the leap of full-time in January 2018 and am so grateful for the gift to share the Gospel through this vehicle!
Verse: Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, do wholeheartedly, as if working for the Lord and not for men.”
Coastal Bend Area Director
I was born in Seguin, Texas, but my family moved all around Texas while I was growing up. From Seguin we moved to Waco, then to Harlingen down south, and then to Corpus Christi where I graduated from Calallen High School. Ultimately, I consider all of South Texas to be my home, but I also spent 5 incredible years in Chicagoland at Trinity Christian College, so I have a soft spot in my heart for the city of Chicago. Summer camps have been one of God's greatest avenues to administer grace to my sinful soul, so it's certainly fitting that I came to know Christ and give my life to Him as a Still Water camper 10 years ago! I've been involved with the ministry in some manner ever since then serving as Core Team, Crew Team, and an Intern during these many years. Now I'm fortunate to serve the ministry full-time in Corpus Christi where I myself was introduced to Still Water!
Verse: Joshua 4:24 “This is so that all the people of the earth may know that the LORD's hand is mighty, and so that you may always fear the LORD your God.”
Growing up on a farm and ranch on the edge of the Palo Duro Canyon outside of Claude, Texas I placed my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior very early in life. During middle school while attending a camp in Colorado I committed my life to full time Christian service however He might lead. After graduation from Baylor the Lord led me to the ministry of Still Water Christian Ministries. God brought Matt and I together through our service with Still Water and we now have three girls, Mikayla Joy, Brea Faith and Aubrey Marie. It is a joy to serve in a lifestyle that allows us to see life transformation. We would be delighted for you to join this journey with us!
Verse: Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be made known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” The Lord is sufficient and sovereign. When I cast my cares at His feet with prayer and gratitude there is great peace!”
While I was born and raised in Southern California, my heart feels most at home here in Texas. My handsome husband of 17 years and I moved our family to the Hill Country 13 years ago. We have been blessed with three beautiful daughters. I came to know Still Water Camps through a dear friend. Our family finds it a privilege to be apart of an organization that calls on the Lord for direction and guidance, and to see His mighty works in action. We look forward to many more years of this ministry as employee, campers and staff.
I have felt the presence of Christ in my life from a very early age and am proud to be a child of God. It is my daily reminder to be the vessel He intended me to be and to leave my will aside so that His may be done.
Verse: Hebrews 10:24-25 “Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.”
Registrar & Female Director of Staffing
Raised in Calallen, an area outside of Corpus Christi, I was blessed to have a family that taught me about Jesus and I put my faith in Jesus at a very young age. I grew up in church attending youth group and camps where I always learned so much and loved being immersed in and environment that made much of my Savior. After graduating from Texas State, my husband Brad and I both moved back to Calallen. We celebrated 12 years of marriage this year and by God’s love and grace we have been blessed with two beautiful babies. I came on staff with Still Water in 2013 and serve as the Female Director of Staffing and the Registrar. My family has been able to come to camp with me. Serving together is something that we love to do and something that we understand grows us greatly with our Lord. I desire for people to know they are loved, valued, and with purpose in Jesus Christ. That the freedom His love offers brings undeniable joy, peace, and strength in life here on earth and gives us eternal life with Him in Heaven. I am thankful that Still Water is the place that I get to be a part of God’s plan for His people and to experience what He does in lives at camp. We are blessed to be a part of this Kingdom minded ministry.
Verse: Nehemiah 8:10 “...for the joy of the LORD is your strength”
Houston Area Director
Being a part of the Still Water team is an incredible privilege! It is an honor to be able to lead the charge out here in Houston. I was born and raised in San Antonio, and went to Warren High School. I was truly blessed to be raised by two parents who loved each other and the Lord. Their dedication to raising kids in a Christian household fostered the moment, at the age of 9, where I exchanged my life of sin and death for eternal life. During my sophomore year of college I had my first experience with Still Water at Weekend of Warriors, and my heart for kids was changed forever. God was clearly moving me towards a life dedicated to reaching the lost, teaching his children, and going nuts at camp. The door opened into Still Water after I graduated from UTSA, and I haven’t looked back. I am excited to allow God to use my life to make an eternal impact through the ministry that is Still Water! I'm also pumped to marry my future bride, Michelle, in December 2018. We will be starting this new covenant journey together in Cypress, Texas!
Verse: Matthew 11:29-30 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Hill Country Field Representative
I call Spring, TX home. In 2014, I traded the Houston skyline for San Antonio, as I continued my education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. It was here that I truly heard about Jesus through my Young Life leader, now co-servant, Dempsey. She brought me to Still Water’s Weekend of Warriors to help out and the rest was history!
Still Water is so much more than a ministry to me. It is a family that is rooted in God’s truth and I am so fortunate to have been able to serve ever since that first encounter! As I finish up at UTSA and look forward to graduating this December, I may be uncertain of a lot of things, but I fully confident that Still Water will forever be a part of my story. How Blessed am I to get to do this!
Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”