Teresa serves as the Director of Christian Education at Cross Tracks Church in Liberty Hill, TX. Teresa and Chris (her hubby since 1978) are University of Iowa alumni. Her ministerial experiences include serving as the Director of Children’s Ministry at Laguna Hills United Methodist Church in California as well as serving in youth ministry in various capacities 1989-1996; Student Ministries Pastor at Bethany UMC in Austin, Texas 2005-2017; and the Texas Regional Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Training 2016-2021. She was licensed as a Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church in 2013. Teresa graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in May 2019 with a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry. Teresa and Chris have 3 adult children (Chad, Eric, and Kellie) and through their marriages have welcomed 2 additional children (Erin and Maribeth). They have been blessed with six grandchildren (Shia, Miles, Kate, Finn, Maisie, and Sadee). Teresa enjoys the outdoors, cooking, reading, but most of all time with family and friends.