,John married his high school sweetheart Pam . He loves getting to invest in marriages and having a front row seat to all the amazing stories of life change at Watermark Church, where he serves as the Director of ReEngage and Marriage Ministries. "I’ve never see anyone walk on water or raised from the dead, but I would put many of the incredible marriage-turn around stories I’ve seen here in the same category."
Mark serves as an Elder and Pastor of Life Development at River City Community Church. He started his church’s marriage ministry as a lay counselor by implementing a pre-marital mentoring program in 2001, which has grown to a multifaceted marriage ministry over time. He retired from a 32-year business career in 2012 to join the church staff. Mark oversees adult education, recovery, care, and marriage ministries at River City Community Church. He is passionate about seeing God change lives and families through an effective church marriage ministry. Mark has been blessed to be married to his wife Karen for the past 38 years, has 3 married children, and 2 amazing grandchildren.
Ryan is the Executive Pastor at Grace Community Church in Universal City, TX and has been married to his wife Brittany for 10 years. Prior to taking on this role, he served as the Family Pastor at Grace overseeing kids, students, and marriage. He continues to serve and oversee marriage ministry and has a heart to see kids and students surrounded by strong marriages, including his own kids Grayson and Brynlee.
Tim is the founder of Winning Families, The Relational Impact Group, LLC and The Biblical Counseling and Coaching Institute. He is the Vice President of the San Antonio Marriage Initiative and serves as a Biblical Counselor at The Austin Stone Counseling Center. Tim has a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling has thirty years of combined pastoral and counseling experience. Tim and his wife, Elaine, have been married for 38 years. They have 4 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 6 grandchildren.
Troy Neeley is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Solid Rock in San Antonio, Texas. His teaching can be heard every week on both KDRY and KSLR. He has served as Senior Pastor for over ten years. Before beginning Calvary Chapel Solid Rock, Troy served in many areas of ministry to include: Worship Leader, Office Manager, New Believers Ministry, Youth Ministry, Assistant Pastor, and Event Planner among others. His vast experience gives him a unique perspective on how staff, lay leaders, and pastors can work together to fulfill all God wants to do in and through our churches.
Danny serves as associate pastor of Next Gen Marrieds at First Baptist Church of San Antonio. Along with leading FBCSA's contemporary worship gathering, and mobilizing the church family into community missions, he has invested in enriching and equipping marriages in the First Baptist Family. He has been married to Anna for 15 years, and has three daughters, Emma, Addison, and Dairinn.
Carlos and Nora Rodriguez
Carlos & Nora are both Certified Life Coaches, specializing in Relationship Coaching. In addition, they are both Pastoral Counselors and have been in ministry for over 35 years. They have dedicated the last 15 years to helping people restore and enrich relationships with the people they love and currently work from their ministry The Relational Wellness Center. Married 45 years, they truly know the inner workings of marriage and share their knowledge with couples wanting the very best Christ has for them and their families.
Dave is the founder and “head coach” of BreakThrough Moments, a not-for-profit ministry delivering Counseling, Coaching & Customized Consults to individuals, marriages, businesses and churches/faith groups. Dave brings a professional blend of corporate senior management, entrepreneurial small business, and pastoral/church leadership. Dave is particularly known as a versatile leader who understands and adeptly spans business, finances, marriage, family and general life circumstances. As one advocate says, “Dave finds people wherever they are stuck and he helps them break free!" He and his wife Jo are Christ-Followers who unashamedly point others to the Life and Hope found in Jesus. They have two children and four granddaughters, all residing in San Antonio, TX.
Raul and Karen Benitez
Raul and Karen have been married for 28 years and have two adult boys, Andrew (25) and Austin (22). Raul is a retired U.S. Army Officer who currently works as a Department of the Army Civilian at Fort Sam Houston. Karen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing here in San Antonio. Together, Raul and Karen currently lead the Marriage Mentoring Ministry at Northeast Bible Church in Garden Ridge (NE San Antonio).
Jon is the founder and president of Growing Love Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to revolutionize our culture for lifelong love. Jon received his master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1997. He has done therapy and counseling with thousands of couples and individuals, trained hundreds to facilitate marriage courses, and conducted over 100 marriage intensives. He is the author of "Growing Love" and "365 Days of Growing Love". Jon has 3 grown children, one son-in-law, one grand dog, and has been married to Joanna for 33 years.
Robert and Donna Lagoudis
Robert and Donna are Certified Biblical COunselRobert and Donna would say that they have no special qualifications...they have been called to minister to others. God placed marriage ministry on their hearts in November of 2013 at a FamilyLife Weekend to Remember. They know what it means to struggle in marriage and after 25 years, they don't have it all figured out, but they have a strong, Christ centered marriage and want to help others. In addition to running events, retreats, and Bible studies focused on building stronger marriages, they work with couples in small group intensive settings, and counsel couples, as well. Robert and Donna are Certified Biblical Counselors with the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) and Certified Biblical Life Coaches with the Biblical Counseling and Coaching Institute (BCCI). Bottom line, they have seen amazing things happen with couples that surrender their hearts and wills to Christ... they begin connecting as a couple and can see more than a restoration... they can see a totally new marriage.
Jeanie graduated from the University of Texas and later Washington University in St. Louis with dual Master’s degrees in Social Work and Counseling. Her previous work includes Child Protective Services, Adolescent Residential Treatment, Individual and Family Counseling, Adoptions and Foster Care. Her most valued career was raising three wonderful children with her husband, Mark, to whom she has been married to for 33 years. They have been at CBC since 1997 and Jeanie has been on staff since 2008. Her passion is helping others in the midst of life’s challenges and circumstances find true peace and hope through Jesus. She enjoys teaching and speaking, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
Carl is President of the San Antonio Marriage Initiative. He's been the husband of his high school sweetheart and best friend, Kelli, for 34 years and have two wonderful adult children and granddaughter. Carl loves being married, loves helping others with marriage, and loves the institution of marriage.
In 2014, I will celebrate 19 amazing years of marriage to my bride, Rita Hicks. We’ve shared many victories together. God birthed 360 Enrichment Group as I was working alongside an executive here in San Antonio, and saw first-hand how reducing the stress in his “Home Life” made such a holistic difference in his life. Not only was “Home” a completely different place, but his company also reaped the rewards. I’ve spent the last 20+ years of my life building relationships and helping others navigate daily living, and I am so excited to be a part of 360 – where the Employer, Employee, and the Next Generation all become healthier.
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