Staff

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David I. Griffin - Director

David grew up in Spring, Texas and attended college at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.  At UMHB, David served as a men's bible study leader, BSM president, and as student body president.   

After college, David moved to Dallas to study at Dallas Theological Seminary.  While there, he met his wife Catharine and they were married in 2009.  During his time of study at seminary, David served as the BSM Director at UT Southwestern Medical School.  

He became the BSM Director at Sam Houston in the summer of 2011. In his free time, David is ussually chasing down his two boys, attending a Bearkat baseball game, or hiking in the state park.  

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Tiffany Willis - Intern

Tiffany Willis graduated from the University of Houston, where she majored in education. She and her husband, Nick Willis, are serving their second year as Campus Missionary Interns at Sam Houston State University. Her hobbies include drinking coffee, cooking, watching professional sports,and playing disc golf. She values her family dearly and loves her friends deeply. Her faith in Jesus has her on her toes as she follows Him throughout her life, and she is excited to be here serving at SHSU for a second year.

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Nick Willis - Intern

Nick attended the University of Houston from 2012-2016. While there, he got plugged in to the Baptist Student Ministry on campus, and also had the opportunity to work for the Intramural Sports Department and for the university basketball team.

Nick graduated from UH with a degree in Kinesiology and married his high school sweetheart Tiffany the following summer. Afterwards they were called to pursue God in the form of working with the BSM at Sam Houston together. This will be their second year in Huntsville.

Nick enjoys competing in almost anything, and in his spare time he likes to play just about any sort of sport (particularly basketball, football, and disc golf). He especially enjoys spending time with friends and family and always likes finding new people to hang out and play with.

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Tara Mengershausen - Ministry Assistant

Tara grew up in Oregon. She attended Western Baptist College for a year and then felt the Lord leading her to Youth With A Mission. While with YWAM she spent time in Honolulu, HI and also a couple of additional locations in East Asia. After returning to Oregon, she married her husband Pete in 2003. Since then, Pete and Tara have lived in Utah and now live right here in Huntsville, TX. 

For the past 10 years Tara has been a stay at home mom, but she is excited to be joining the BSM staff for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. 

Tara enjoys time with family and friends. She is also highly involved in her church. In her spare time she loves to do crafts, cook, bake and read good books.