Developing Ministries
We have a number of developing ministries in the synod. These are ministries that may grow into congregations in the future. They would love to have local congregational mission support partners. Contact the Pastor-Developers below for more information.

You can click on the blue links for more info/to email the Pastors. If you have info about any of these ministries that you want to add, please send it to our webmaster.

Synodically Authorized Worshipping Communities

  • Our Savior, Boerne -- Rev. Steve Rode - transitional pastor
  • Gethsemane/Jesus Maestro, San Antonio - TBD
  • San Pablo, San Antonio --Rev. Nelson Velazquez - transitional pastor
  • People of Hope, Victoria - various
  • Platicas de Santa Sofia, San Antonio - Enedina Vasquez, lay mission developer
  • The Gathering, New Braunfels - Cherise Farmer-Miles, lay mission developer
  • Valley Missioner - Rev. Alma Morales
  • UT - Austin, Campus Ministry - Rev. Brad Fuerst
  • TX State, San Marcos, Campus Ministry - Rev. Jaime Bouzard

Ministry to People Living in Poverty

  • San Lucas, Eagle Pass -- Vicar Julio Vasquez, SAM
  • Agua Viva, El Cenizo -- Rev. Mariana Mendez

Gulf Coast Conference Mission

  • Island Mission, N. Padre & Mustang Islands -- Rev. Tom Dietzel

Mission begins in multiple ways and each new venture has its own footprint depending on the local setting, the synod strategies, the developer and the partnerships that surround the work.?


The Southwestern Texas Synod is part of Region 4 of the ELCA-Brandmark
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