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Staff

Kevin Reynolds

Executive Director/Fannin Backyard Bible Club 

Kevin is Executive Director of House of Faith and Children's Outreach Solutions.  He is a visionary, story teller, leader, creative out-of-the-box thinker and served as Co-Director of House of Faith from it's beginning until 2013. His leadership and deep passion for, "Taking JESUS to neighborhood children, youth and families" has taken him to many states across the US and several foreign countries where he casts vision, trains and equips leaders to reach the unreached in their own communities. Kevin writes the House of Faith curriculum, and is apart of leading the REFUGE High School program and the Fannin Backyard Bible Club.  Kevin is the proud father of four and grandfather of five. If not teaching kids about Jesus you might expect to find him hanging out with his grandkids, hunting, swimming, wheelin' in his vintage Jeep Wrangler, or catching a movie. Above all, Kevin seeks to Abide in the vine - John 15:1-4.

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Rachel Beaver

Director Emeritus/Alta Loma Backyard Bible Club Team
Rachel is Director Emeritus of House of Faith in San Angelo, TX, a grass roots ministry that began in one yard at the Lord’s leading in January of 1994.  Rachel and her husband of 37 years Bob are proud parents to Amy Beth, Benjamin and wife Mary and grandparents to Julia, Judah, Simon and Sam. A former teacher/coach, Rachel’s passion for “taking JESUS to neighborhood children, youth and families” is having worldwide impact and advancing the kingdom of God by taking His presence into our neighborhoods. Rachel is apart of the Alta Loma Backyard Bible Club.

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Jimmy Hill 

Director of Operations and Families/Grape Creek and Austin Backyard Bible Club
Jimmy Hill is the Director of Operations at House of Faith where he began working on February 1, 2000.  He has been happily married to Heather and they have 4 wonderful sons; Weston, Tyler, Colton and Austin. Originally from San Saba, Texas, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and all sports, especially the mixed martial arts. He particularly enjoys coaching his sons in football and baseball, and as far as House of Faith, he does a lot of everything. Jimmy and his wife Heather are part of the Grape Creek Community and launched the Grape Creek House of Faith Backyard Bible Club in October 2014.  Jimmy and Heather also lead our family ministry, which includes Parent University.

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Marci Menchaca 

Director of Programs/ Goliad Backyard Bible Club

Marci was raised in San Angelo and would eventually graduate from Texas A&M.  After working 10 years in full-time camping ministry with Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center, God opened the doors for her to return to San Angelo and begin working for House of Faith in May of 2007.  Her primary responsibilities include the Goliad Backyard Bible Club, Summer Camps and Interns, as well as overseeing all programs at House of Faith.

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Darlene Bratton

Development Director
Darlene began working with House of Faith in 2008. Prior to coming on board as staff, she was on the House of Faith board for 10 years and previously had a 15 year career at the San Angelo Standard-Times, leaving the position there as Marketing Services Director in 1993 to be a stay-at-home mom. Darlene is a long time community volunteer serving on numerous local and state level boards.  She is happily married to Brad and they have two adult children, Ben and Katie, and two grandchildren.

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Tara Davis

Social Media Director/Crockett & Holiman Backyard Bible Club/Curriculum Development Team
Tara Davis was born and raised in Indiana, where at the age of 8 she gave her heart to Jesus.  She knew early on that God wanted to use her life to tell others about Him.  At the age of 15 she began going on short term mission trips and would spend the next 18 years traveling the world to tell others about Jesus including Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, Kenya, and Canada. On a trip to Kenya she discovered her love and gift for teaching.  She attended Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois where she earned a bachelor's degree in Intercultural Studies with her certification in TESOL:  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  Her education led her to San Angelo, Texas in February of 2008 for a three month internship at House of Faith.  Tara is our Social Media Director and is the club leader for the Crockett and Holiman Backyard Bible Clubs. She enjoys reading, music, and loves to make others laugh; her greatest passions are speaking and writing, simply telling the story of God's amazing goodness and endless pursuit of His children.  It's the best story she’s ever read, heard, and had the honor to be a part of!

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Michael Tercero

Assistant Director of Operations/Fort Concho Backyard Bible Club 

Michael Tercero was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. His father was in the Army so his family was stationed in Washington, Germany and Massachusetts before finding their way back to San Angelo just before Michael started 2nd grade at Belaire Elementary. The Lord had begun working in his heart before he moved and started attending Fort Concho Elementary. It was in the lunch line during 4th grade that he heard a classmate talk about House of Faith. His curiosity would then lead him to Kevin Reynolds and Rachel Beaver at the Backyard Bible Club. He felt accepted with them and he has not been able to leave since. He would grow up through House of Faith, riding his bike in junior high which led him to a church and then graduating from Central in 2005. He then interned for two summers and started working for House of Faith on December 1, 2006. Over the years of working there he met a girl named Mindi Berry and decided he wanted to change her last name to Tercero. They married in January of 2014 at the same church his bike led him to. Michael helps oversee the daily operations of House of Faith.  He really loves engaging with students and encouraging young men to walk in what it takes to be a man of God. He also loves to fish, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers.  Michael's greatest joy is raising his adorable son Clayton with his wife Mindi.

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Shelley Emmons

Community Service Director/Social Service Coordinator/San Jacinto Backyard Bible Club 
After more than 16 years of teaching experience in public schools here in San Angelo, elementary through middle school, Shelley Emmons brought her passion for equipping students to make better, wiser choices to House of Faith where she serves as the Director of Community Service as well as at the San Jacinto Backyard Bible Club. She is also the Social Service Coordinator helping connect us with organizations and services that can help us provide a powerful network of resources for our children, youth and families.  She loves helping students feel empowered to be who and what the Lord wants them to be.

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Eva Asevedo

StoryTeller/San Jacinto Backyard Bible Club 
Eva Asevedo is originally from San Angelo and attended a small private college in Kansas. It was there where she encountered the love of Jesus and surrendered her life to her wonderful Maker upon reading a passage from Luke 5.  Many Godly people in her circle of influence mentored and invested in her which helped nourish her relationship with Jesus. As a result, she learned the value of discipleship and in turn her passion has been about bringing the love of Jesus to others she encounters. Eva is the team leader at the San Jacinto Backyard Bible Club, where she herself grew up attending as a young child.  Eva also engages with the local community in telling the story of House of Faith.

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Mike Schmitz

Children and Youth Director/ Bradford  and Belaire Backyard Bible Club 

Michael James Schmitz is an Iowan farm-boy wrestler gone Texan youth pastor bus driver. He gave his life to Jesus at ten years of age and is never turning back. His gifts include a heart that endures and encourages and a cordial phone persona. Mike has a Bachelor's of Intercultural Studies and Bible from his alma mater, Lincoln Christian University. Mike oversees the children and youth programs and is a club leader at the Bradford and Belaire Backyard Bible Clubs.

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Mindi Tercero

Team Step Forward Coordinator

Formerly known as Mindi Berry, she married the love of her life, Michael Tercero in 2014, and is now Mindi Tercero.  She is originally from Hobbs, New Mexico and she loves Jesus, people, photography, cooking, and her three furry animals.  Her first experience with House of Faith was in the summer of 2007 where she served as an intern and came onboard as staff in the Fall of 2007.  She now serves as the Coordinator of the Team Step Forward program, a college preparatory and scholarship program. Her gifts include cooking and serving others while her heart is to hear the heart of Jesus and go where He leads her.  Mindi's greatest delight is being married to Michael and raising their son Clayton.

 

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Haley Miller

Administrative Assistant / Goliad & Bradford Backyard Bible Club
Haley Miller’s journey with House of Faith began in the summer of 2010 as an intern, where she first fell in love with the children and how God was reaching them through House of Faith. She would spend the Fall of that year volunteering and eventually, would intern and become the full time Administrative Assistant in January 2012.  Haley holds down the House of Faith Fort and wears many hats in addition to her administrative duties which can include as much variety as being a DJ, calligrapher, and a caterer as well as a phone answer, visitor greeter and data information resource. Haley's  heart is to see kids grasp the truth of God's love for them and to fall in love with Him in return; to be raised up as mighty men and women of God: the next generation of spiritual leaders.

Josh Huddleson

Goliad & San Jacinto Backyard Bible Club 

Josh was born in Japan and moved to San Angelo as a young child.  Josh has volunteered for House of Faith through the years and has been apart of the Summer Intern Team in 2013 and was a Summer Lead Intern in 2014.  Josh is part of the leadership teams at the Goliad and San Jacinto Backyard Bible Clubs as well as plays an integral role in preparing for clubs each week.  Josh is a student at ASU where he is majoring in English.  When Josh is not working or studying, you can find him on a field playing Ultimate Frisbee or longboarding across town.

Kate Matthews

Children's Outreach Solutions Coordinator/Alta Loma and Bradford Backyard Bible Club 

Kate is from Illinois and is a recent graduate of Lincoln Christian University. Kate interned with House of Faith in the summer of 2013.  Kate serves as our Children's Outreach Solutions Coordinator and is responsible for packing orders of our Bible Study Curriculum to equip other people doing evangelistic outreach not only in Texas, but throughout the nation and even the world.  Kate also leads the Alta Loma Backyard Bible Club team and serves at the Bradford Backyard Bible Club.  Kate has a heart for discipleship of young ladies and is also a member of the worship band for our 321 youth program.  Kate is happily married to Dillon Matthews.

Vanessa Prater

Reagan & Bradford Backyard Bible Club  

Vanessa has volunteered with summer camps and girls retreat before coming on part-time staff in January of 2015, allowing her to focus on making sure all the lesson supplies are ready for each group for each week of Backyard Bible Clubs asd well as serving at the Reagan and Bradford Backyard Bible Clubs.