Ministry Staff

 

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Philip and Lisa Green, Congregational Pastors

Department: Congregational Pastor

Areas of Ministry: Over site all Pastoral Care and Vision

Family: Married to Lisa (28 years), 2 Children – Lauren (23), Kyle (19), and son-in-law Ross (28)

Came to Faith: 1973

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: The vastness of the universe that God created.

 FAVORITE

Food: Mexican
Snack Food: Chips & Salsa/Chocolate
Movie: 
Saving Private Ryan
TV Show: 
Burn Notice
Musical Artist: 
Bad Company/Foreigner/Eagles
Actor: 
James Garner
Time of Day: 
From 10 pm to mid-night/all is quiet
Season: 
Spring/Fall
Place in the World:
Caribbean/Alaska
Place to Pray: 
Favorite of all times was on a large rock in the Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, Texas every morning.
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Love Baseball/Football and Street Rods
Scripture: John 10:10
Sports Team:
Was the Houston Oilers back in the day. Now – Cisco Loboes
Sport: Football

 LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Indian
Snack Food:
Prunes
Time of Day: 
6 AM
Season: 
Summer – too hot
Place in the World: 
Don’t really have one
Sports Team: 
Don’t really have one

 Best Thing Someone Said to You: My wife Lisa said, “I love you” and “I do”


Life Motto: 
“Attitude is everything”

Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus, Ronald Reagan, and the next person needing Jesus

My Hero: 
My dad – Clarence G. “Jabo” Green

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:
At 16 in church camp, God placed the desire to serve in ministry in my heart.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: 
I am a Real Estate Broker of 28 years, that I want to travel to exotic places, and that I want to retire to Montana on my own 10,000 acre ranch surrounded by Mountains and a river running thru it.

 

 

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Ross Tyler, Worship Pastor

Department: worship 

Areas of Ministry: worship

Family: married to Lauren Tyler, no kids yet. Just our dog Kevin.

Came to Faith: 19 years old while in college.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: 

 FAVORITE

 Food: a good burger always puts me In a good mood, and Mexican food,

Snack Food: I love flaming hot Cheetos 
Movie: too many to choose from
TV Show: scandal, nashville, The Black List
Musical Artist: I like all music and too many to choose from
Actor: Tom hanks, Christian bale, brad Pitt, Matt Damon 
Time of Day: sunset
Season: I love winter because I love Christmas! But i like summertime too.
Place in the World: haven't been many places, but I'd like too! Haha
Place to Pray: on a lake
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: fishing, hunting, golf
Scripture: Proverbs 16:9
Sports Team: Texas longhorns, dallas cowboys, Texas rangers
Sport: golf

LEAST FAVORITE
Food: sushi
Snack Food: is there one?
Time of Day: I'm not really sure    
Season: I like them all but I guess fall
Place in the World: I need to actually travel to be able to answer that
Sports Team: Oklahoma sooners

Best Thing Someone Said to you: I'm not really sure, had lots of great things said to me. I think one of my favorites is hearing my dad tell me he's proud of me.

Life Motto: go big or go home 

Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus and then it's a long list

My Hero: batman

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: I've had many but I thinks one of my favorite times with God is during worship and hearing the people sing! It's powerful.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I love watching "Austin & Ally" on the Disney channel. My nephew and I talk about it all the time! Haha


Lauren Tyler, Worship Arts Pastor

Lauren was born in The Woodlands, Texas with a desire to sing. She loved to sing in church as a child and developed a heart for leading worship as a teenager in her church youth band. Lauren is a very gifted vocalist and songwriter. She has written numerous worship songs being used around the country. Trained in vocal coaching at the University of Texas' Butler School of Music, Lauren has led worship for many years in her local Churches - most recently at Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. She has recorded with various artists and performs and writes songs for a new worship band called 1211. Lauren currently leads worship with her husband Ross at Mountain Top Church in Cisco, Texas, developing a culture that inspires people towards God.

 

 

 

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Cory Student Pastor

Department: Youth Minisstry

Areas of Ministry:  Youth, Children, College, Worship, Lifegroups, Tech sound engineer

Family: Wife Michelle, Sons Kadin and Koen and Daughter Ayla
Came to Faith: Accepted Christ into my life when I was 12 years old
One of the things I find most Fascinating: Flying, I love to fly I love looking down at the cities and and looking down from so high up and looking at Gods creation
Favorite
Food: Mexican food and Sushi
Movie: Napoleon Dynamite and Forrest Gump
Tv show: Lost
Music Artist: U2, Coldplay, Radio Head and Sigur ros
Actor: Tom Hanks and Jack Black
Time of day: Evening
Season: Fall
Place in the world: Bodo Norway Europe
Place to Pray:  In the mountains or or at an ocean
Recreational Activities/ Hobbies: I love to fish and play golf
Scripture: Joshua 1:9
Sports team: UT football
Best thing someone said to you: God used you to be an impact on my life and how I have been an influence on their life
Life Motto: Loving God loving other as Jesus loved us
Three People i'd like to meet: I would love to meet Bill Johnson one of my favorite pastors, Martin smith who is my all time favorite worship leader from the band called Delirious.
My Hero: Jesus is my favorite Hero because of what He has done for me dying on the cross for my sins and my other Hero is Bill Johnson because of the wisdom He has spoken into my life and my Pastor Phil Green is my hero. Living life and working with Him daily is such a previlege and his encouragement and challenging me has made me grow so much deeper in my faith.
One of my greatest experiences with God: The greatest experience i've ever had with God was the day I got married to my Bride and when  i got Baptized and when my Children were born.
Most People don't know this about Me: I love to cut grass I love the smell of it I love the way it looks after its been cut and most of all I love to drive my John Deere riding lawn mower. That this is my baby. I love to drink coffee as much as i love eating food. I love to cry when Im playing such a beautiful song and I get goosebumps because it was so powerful. When I see other people hurting it breaks my heart and makes me want to take away their sufferings and let God use me to show his love to people when they are suffering. 

 

Michelle Heerlein Assimilations Director

Department: Youth Ministry and Assimilations Director
Areas of Ministry: Youth, Children, College,
Worship, Lifegroups, Women's
Family: Husband Cory, Sons Kadin(8) and Koen(6) and daughter Ayla (2)
Came to Faith:As a child, but rededicated at 18
One Of The Things I Find Most Fascinating: Water, everything about itthe way it looks, the way it sounds, the way it feels, the way it tasteseven the way it smells.  I love to watch it move in every form.  Theres nothing cooler than being under the water and looking up at the sky through all the ripples, watching the way it makes everything dance.  
Favorite
FAVORITEFood: hands down, chocolate….anything chocolate!!
SnackFood: besides chocolate…hot and spicy cheez-its
Movie: Ratatouille 

TV Show: right now…Grey's Anatomy, Drop Dead Diva and Walking Dead

Musical Artist: well, there's my husband….then maybe Florence and the Machine… she's just my favorite voice (besides Lauren's, naturally) but my fav listen is Bon Iver FOREVER

Actor: Robert Downey Jr.  Dude is funny

Time of Day: evening

Season: winter

Place in the World: I don't think I've been there yet

 Place to Pray: anywhere dark and quiet…or outside for the obvious inability to deny the presence and hand of God in everything around me

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: I LOVE TO DANCE SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

Scripture: hard to say, but a constant goodie to meditate on is Jer. 29:11

Sports Team: hate to burst any bubbles, but I really don't care much for sports

Sport: DANCE!!  But if I had to choose one that the rest of the world qualifies as a sport, I'd say hockey is the only one that intrigues me.  I just wanna see someone throw the gloves off and body check someone…is that so wrong?

LEAST favorite food: shell fish

Snack Food: raw veggies

Time of Day: morning

Season: summer, although I do still love it

Place in the World: anywhere where I'd be too far from my family

Sports Team: GAG 'EM Aggie's….too far?

Best Thing Someone Said to You: God used you to change my life.

Life Motto: Love God, love others 

 Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus, duh…my husbands late Grandmother, Ruth…and, not trying to keep w/ a super morbid theme here, but my unborn child who rests in heaven w/ Jesus

My Hero: Jesus…again, duh..only perfect being who ever walked the face of this earth, healed the sick, raised the dead, brought sight to the blind, made the lame walk, died for my sins and yours and overcame death to be seated on the right hand of God the Father awaiting His time to return for us and bring us home to Himself to live forever and ever in glory praising His name in the most high places….YEAH HE'S MY HERO!

One of My Experiences with God: The day my first child was born.  He showed me just what it means to get to a place where you have nothing left to give, nothing left at all, and no one else on earth can do a THING for you, but then the Father comes in, swoops you up in His arms and carries you through.  Ask my daddy for the full story…it's a goodie.

 Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I can't say theres a whole lot "interesting" that people don't know.  I'm a pretty open, sometimes too open, book…but I do have a couple cheesy "fun facts".  "Did you know" that I have big black spots inside the colored part of my eyes, my wrist bones are too small and often overlap causing my wrists to lock and creating a painful and panicked state for me...the same women who birthed all three of her children at home w/ a midwife, I was not born with any kind of birthmark, I hated my elbows of all things as a child, I have never been sent to the principles office or received so much as detention although that does not mean I didn't deserve to, my brother carries bragging rights forever for making my pee my pants on the kitchen floor, I have 4 "foster siblings" in addition to my 2 brothers, I met my husband when I was 5 months pregnant (also cool story), my right hip is facing in an entirely incorrect position, my right shoulder is not completely resting in it's socket, my right eye has been slowly degenerating since junior high and I have never been in any kind of fight or accident that would create any legitimacy for the right side of my body being an epic fail.

 

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Ryan Hughes Worship Leader

Department: worship Areas of Ministry: youth, united, worship 
Family: mom-Cathy pants, dad-chuck, bro- Ian, aaaaaand a
fiancé- kasey lauren Came to Faith: I was 8 years old in new braunfels tx, accepted jesus in my heart and was baptized... Really didn't start living out my faith until junior year of high school One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: music.. Haha. Blows my mind   
Favorite
FAVORITE Food: Chinese food. Any kind or moms lasagna Snack Food: Oreos and milk
Movie: Book of Eli 
TV Show: new girl
Musical Artist: switchfoot, Phil wickham, needtobreathe
Actor: tom hanks, Morgan freeman
Time of Day: when I'm asleeeeep
Season: summer
Place in the World: Rome
Place to Pray: my room with a guitar 
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: GOLF
Scripture: 1 cor. 1:27, Hebrews 12/1-2
Sports Team: Florida gators 
Sport: golf LEAST FAVORITE
Food: menudo
Snack Food: beets
Time of Day:   early morning   
Season: fall
Place in the World: The Ocean
Sports Team: Florida state.. Boooo Best Thing Someone Said to You: 
My dad telling me that he's proud of me... Bring me to years thinking about the times he does
Life Motto: no clue...

Three People I’d Like to Meet: 
Adam Scott, Tim tebow, Bear reinhart
My Hero: my mom/dad

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: getting to help lead FCA camps, and pour into kids and share my own failures and struggles... 

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: born in Germany! Lived there for 6 years

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Staci Wilks, Church Administrator

Areas of Ministry: children-women-administrator Family: 6 kids 
8 grand kids 
Came to Faith: elementary One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: prayer and Holy Spirit 
FAVORITE
Food:  Mexican 
Snack Food: cheese or peanut butter and crAckers
Movie: 
TV Show: 
Musical Artist: eagles
Actor: 
Time of Day: sunset
Season: summer
Place in the World: Turks 
Place to Pray: bedroom 
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: golf/boating
Scripture: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through  Christ who gives  me strength 
Sports Team: Lobos 
Sport: Football  LEAST FAVORITE
Food: mussels
Snack Food:chips
Time of Day:     middle afternoon
Season: spring!
Place in the World desserts
Sports Team:  Best Thing Someone Said to You: that you can't tell our kids are from a blended family.  ( you can probably word it better)

Life Motto: love people, be there for family, enjoy the moments in each day. 

Three People I’d Like to Meet: 

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:
When in prayer and worship to feel Gods presence and know he is in control.

 

John C

John C. and Betty Jones, Church Advisor/Elder

John C. had been the pastor at MTC for over forty years when he fully retired at the end of 2009. His life work was to see the completion of the MTC/Myrtle Wilks Community Center that was completed in September of 2009 and dedicated January of 2010. Surrounded by many of his family and friends he celebrated his retirement on January 31, 2010. Now he and his wife, Betty, are able to travel with his family and focus on his travel writing. He has received letters of recognition from four presidents and two Texas governors during his pastorate of MTC

During his forty years of ministry, John C. had the opportunity to minister at many large national and international conferences and camp meetings. He also made many trips into the Amazon and Belize, as well as missions work in the South Pacific, China, Africa, Europe, Central and South America. He now serves as the Church Elder, in advisory capacity to the Executive Church Board, and Leadership Team.”