Jennifer Stavinoha

JENNIFER STAVINOHA Hometown: Pearland, TX Education: B.A. Religious Studies from the University of the Incarnate Word M.A. Theology & Christian Ministry from Franciscan University Ministry at Ablaze: Co Director of Ablaze Families Ministry Background: After a powerful encounter with Jesus in adoration at a Steubenville youth conference, I fully directed my life towards where I […]

Emily Shimek

EMILY SHIMEK Hometown: Burleson, TX Education: B.S. in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience, Sociology, and Studio Art from Texas A&M Ministry at Ablaze: Content Coordinator with Beyond the Pew Ministry Background: Beginning in high school and throughout college, I was very involved in parish ministry and helped coordinate retreats and lead weekly small groups. Serving […]

Sam Shepard

SAM SHEPARD Hometown: Bryan, TX Ministry at Ablaze: Beyond the Pew Contact: sam@ablaze.us, 314-561-7331 ext. 710 Education: 3 years at Blinn College and Sam Houston State University studying Music Therapy Ministry Background: I have volunteered on several volunteer core teams around the Bryan area since I was in high school. After attending three years at college and university, I decided to serve with NET […]