Staff

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Chris Smith - Director

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Health at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX and also his Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  

He previously served as the BSM Director for University of Texas at the El Paso campus.

He and his wife, Jonya, have four children.

My desire is to follow the command of the Great Commission and go make disciples.  God has called us to live as lights in a dark world.  I think the greatest tragedy in the church has been the lack of living as Jesus lived and not letting people around us see his example.  I also believe there is a void in many churches of true life on life discipleship as Christ has called us to do.  I believe throughout my calling into ministry God has given me a passion to pour into people through discipleship relationships so that they would catch the vision and do likewise. 

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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. 

Tara came back to the work after 10 years of staying home with her two girls. 

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. 

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Megan Allen - Intern

Megan Allen attended Texas A&M University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management. She is undecided about where her future might take her, but knows that for now she is called to be a light on the campus at Sam Houston State University. As the Campus Missionary Intern, she hope's to encourage students in their walk with the Lord and has a heart to seek and save the lost!

Megan loves doing life with her students, playing sports, exploring new cultures and talking about Jesus!