Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Email Scott Hatch - Lead Pastor BACKGROUND Born: Lubbock, TX Lived: Lubbock, TX; Marble Falls, TX; Tampa, FL; Houston, TX; Sugar Land, TX; Austin, TX Family: My wife, Sarah, and our wonderful kids; Braedan (8), Tatum (5), and (2) Charleigh! Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Christianity from Houston Baptist University and Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. Ministry: I was in fulltime ministry as an Associate Pastor at the Vineyard Church of Sugar Land/Stafford starting in 2008 and served as a part time intern for 2 years before that. While serving as an Associate Pastor at the Vineyard I led Young Adult, Evangelism, Alpha, Short Term Missions, Compassion, Hospitality, and Connections ministries. I’ve also led numerous mission trips to foreign countries, helped pioneer strategic church planting partnerships, managed staff, and coordinated a team of over 200 volunteers. Hobbies: Running, saltwater fishing, being outside with my kids, watching Houston pro sports teams, dating my wife, meeting new people, social networking, eating good barbecue, and anything related to fitness. Did I mention I like being outside? On my playlist: Jesus Culture, Hillsong United, Zedd, Skrillex, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Oh Hellos, Mumford and Sons, Coldplay, Lecrae What fascinates me: People who think different than I do, good communicators, passionate people, deep theology, God’s amazing creation! FAVORITES Books: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster; Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Non-Evangelism by Carl Medearis; The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak; Power Evangelism by John Wimber; Crazy Love by Francis Chan; Confession by Augustine; Surprised by Hope by NT Wright Food: Barbecue, sushi, and chicken fried steak. I also love Cajun food! Movie: Matrix Place to pray: On the trail Sports Team: Houston Texans, Rockets, and Astros Best advice given to me: Don’t ever let cynicism take away your passion. Stay on fire for Jesus and people will come from all around to watch you burn. My life motto: Finish life knowing that I’ve loved God and people with EVERYTHING I have Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Martin Luther King Jr., John Wesley, and John Wimber An interesting fact about me: I’ve run 7 marathons My hero: Jesus.

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Scott Hatch - Lead Pastor

BACKGROUND

Born: Lubbock, TX

Lived: Lubbock, TX; Marble Falls, TX; Tampa, FL; Houston, TX; Sugar Land, TX; Austin, TX

Family: My wife, Sarah, and our wonderful kids; Braedan (8), Tatum (5), and (2) Charleigh!

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Christianity from Houston Baptist University and Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Ministry: I was in fulltime ministry as an Associate Pastor at the Vineyard Church of Sugar Land/Stafford starting in 2008 and served as a part time intern for 2 years before that. While serving as an Associate Pastor at the Vineyard I led Young Adult, Evangelism, Alpha, Short Term Missions, Compassion, Hospitality, and Connections ministries. I’ve also led numerous mission trips to foreign countries, helped pioneer strategic church planting partnerships, managed staff, and coordinated a team of over 200 volunteers.

Hobbies: Running, saltwater fishing, being outside with my kids, watching Houston pro sports teams, dating my wife, meeting new people, social networking, eating good barbecue, and anything related to fitness. Did I mention I like being outside?

On my playlist: Jesus Culture, Hillsong United, Zedd, Skrillex, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Oh Hellos, Mumford and Sons, Coldplay, Lecrae

What fascinates me: People who think different than I do, good communicators, passionate people, deep theology, God’s amazing creation!

FAVORITES

Books: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster; Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Non-Evangelism by Carl Medearis; The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak; Power Evangelism by John Wimber; Crazy Love by Francis Chan; Confession by Augustine; Surprised by Hope by NT Wright

Food: Barbecue, sushi, and chicken fried steak. I also love Cajun food!

Movie: Matrix

Place to pray: On the trail

Sports Team: Houston Texans, Rockets, and Astros

Best advice given to me: Don’t ever let cynicism take away your passion. Stay on fire for Jesus and people will come from all around to watch you burn.

My life motto: Finish life knowing that I’ve loved God and people with EVERYTHING I have

Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Martin Luther King Jr., John Wesley, and John Wimber

An interesting fact about me: I’ve run 7 marathons

My hero: Jesus.

Facebook  |  Email Torri Baker - Worship & Creative Arts Director BACKGROUND Born: Toledo, OH Lived: Toledo, OH; Columbus, OH; Houston, TX; Austin, TX Family: My husband, Joshua, and our wonderful kids; Gavin (6) & Graham (1) Education: Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, Family Science, and Early Education from The Ohio State University Ministry: Praise and Worship Leader for over 20 years, serving at the Columbus Vineyard, and the Sugar Land Vineyard before moving to Austin Hobbies: Kids Photography, Studio BG Vocal arranging, Singing, Volleyball, Video Games with Gavin, Dancing with the Family, and Watching Tennis On my playlist: Tye Tribbett, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, Glee, West Side Story, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Fun., The Monkeys, Ray LaMontagne, The Fray, Nappy Roots, Snoop Dog, Jessie Jay, Labrinth, Sam Smith, Sia, Gavin DeGraw, Shania Twain, John Mayer, Toby Mac, Hillsong, Macklemore, Three Mo’ Tenors, Bruno Mars, Plain White T’s, Charlottle Church, Pavarotti, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Aerosmith, Soweto South African Gospel Choir, Amos Lee, Alfie Boe, Casey Corum, Jay-Z, Rascal Flatts, and I should probably stop typing. What fascinates me: Astronomy, the brain, and classical composers. FAVORITES Books: Jewish 100, Top Ten of Everything, Western Civilization, Bathroom Reader, Anthropology 101, How Science Works, 100 Greatest Scientists, & Why We Say It Food: Hummus, Avocado, and Pineapple Movie: Mystery Men Place to pray:  Deaf School Park of Columbus, Ohio Sports Team:  Ohio State Buckeyes and Pro Tennis Players (Rafael Nadal, Jo Wilfred Tsonga, Li Na, Serena Williams) Best advice given to me: Always respect and value the personal experiences of your neighbor. My life motto:  Love your neighbor as yourself. Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Mahatma Gandhi, Mary Magdalene, and any black American slave. An interesting fact about me: I wish I could be a full time student for life! My hero: Joshua Baker

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Torri Baker - Worship & Creative Arts Director

BACKGROUND

Born: Toledo, OH

Lived: Toledo, OH; Columbus, OH; Houston, TX; Austin, TX

Family: My husband, Joshua, and our wonderful kids; Gavin (6) & Graham (1)

Education: Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, Family Science, and Early Education from The Ohio State University

Ministry: Praise and Worship Leader for over 20 years, serving at the Columbus Vineyard, and the Sugar Land Vineyard before moving to Austin

Hobbies: Kids Photography, Studio BG Vocal arranging, Singing, Volleyball, Video Games with Gavin, Dancing with the Family, and Watching Tennis

On my playlist: Tye Tribbett, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, Glee, West Side Story, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Fun., The Monkeys, Ray LaMontagne, The Fray, Nappy Roots, Snoop Dog, Jessie Jay, Labrinth, Sam Smith, Sia, Gavin DeGraw, Shania Twain, John Mayer, Toby Mac, Hillsong, Macklemore, Three Mo’ Tenors, Bruno Mars, Plain White T’s, Charlottle Church, Pavarotti, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Aerosmith, Soweto South African Gospel Choir, Amos Lee, Alfie Boe, Casey Corum, Jay-Z, Rascal Flatts, and I should probably stop typing.

What fascinates me: Astronomy, the brain, and classical composers.

FAVORITES

Books: Jewish 100, Top Ten of Everything, Western Civilization, Bathroom Reader, Anthropology 101, How Science Works, 100 Greatest Scientists, & Why We Say It

Food: Hummus, Avocado, and Pineapple

Movie: Mystery Men

Place to pray:  Deaf School Park of Columbus, Ohio

Sports Team:  Ohio State Buckeyes and Pro Tennis Players (Rafael Nadal, Jo Wilfred Tsonga, Li Na, Serena Williams)

Best advice given to me: Always respect and value the personal experiences of your neighbor.

My life motto:  Love your neighbor as yourself.

Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Mahatma Gandhi, Mary Magdalene, and any black American slave.

An interesting fact about me: I wish I could be a full time student for life!

My hero: Joshua Baker

 
Facebook  |  Email Jessie Clayton - ThriveKids Director BACKGROUND Born: Mobile, AL Lived: Abbeville, Louisiana; Dallas and Austin, TX Family: My husband, Cody, and our three sons Jonathan, Jackson & Joash Education: Degree in Sociology and Certificate in Interior Design Hobbies:  Outside sports. Nature. A good antique store. Working on our 1920’s historical house. My family. Ministry:  I have been a Sunday school teacher since I was a teenager. My husband and I were the Youth Pastors at Victorious Life Church from 2004-2007. I was apart of the children's ministry at Christian Life Austin Church from 2007-2011 and have been taught Sunday School at Promiseland San Marcos 2013-2017. I have also served on worship teams playing the keyboard and singing. Outreach is very important to me and I love mission trips. On My Playlist: Bethel, Andy Mineo, Imagine Dragons, NF, LeCrea, Walk Off the Earth, Rag“N’Bone, Jesus Culture What fascinates me: God’s hand in every situation fascinates me.   FAVORITES Books:  Count of Monte Cristo. Any Francis Rivers novel!  And I am obsessed with podcasts…I count those as “books”. Food: Queso! Do I need to go on? Oh and chips!!! Movie: I love scary movies. I feel the opposite about cartoons or anything animated. (shhh, don’t tell the kids.) Place to pray: Outside on the hammock Sports Team: Barton Bobcats!  Yea, middle school sports.  Best advice given to me: Take Jesus home from church. Look your children in their eyes when talking to them.  My life motto: Give, give, and then give some more. Look for an opportunity everyday to show love. Three people I’d like to have dinner with: King David, George Costanza and my husband Cody. An interesting fact about me:  I have my kids convinced I am Ex-CIA. It feeds my self esteem. My hero: Every mom out there!!  You go girl! Now go take a nap. 

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Jessie Clayton - ThriveKids Director

BACKGROUND

Born: Mobile, AL

Lived: Abbeville, Louisiana; Dallas and Austin, TX

Family: My husband, Cody, and our three sons Jonathan, Jackson & Joash

Education: Degree in Sociology and Certificate in Interior Design

Hobbies:  Outside sports. Nature. A good antique store. Working on our 1920’s historical house. My family.

Ministry:  I have been a Sunday school teacher since I was a teenager. My husband and I were the Youth Pastors at Victorious Life Church from 2004-2007. I was apart of the children's ministry at Christian Life Austin Church from 2007-2011 and have been taught Sunday School at Promiseland San Marcos 2013-2017. I have also served on worship teams playing the keyboard and singing. Outreach is very important to me and I love mission trips.

On My Playlist: Bethel, Andy Mineo, Imagine Dragons, NF, LeCrea, Walk Off the Earth, Rag“N’Bone, Jesus Culture

What fascinates me: God’s hand in every situation fascinates me.  

FAVORITES

Books:  Count of Monte Cristo. Any Francis Rivers novel!  And I am obsessed with podcasts…I count those as “books”.

Food: Queso! Do I need to go on? Oh and chips!!!

Movie: I love scary movies. I feel the opposite about cartoons or anything animated. (shhh, don’t tell the kids.)

Place to pray: Outside on the hammock

Sports Team: Barton Bobcats!  Yea, middle school sports. 

Best advice given to me: Take Jesus home from church. Look your children in their eyes when talking to them. 

My life motto: Give, give, and then give some more. Look for an opportunity everyday to show love.

Three people I’d like to have dinner with: King David, George Costanza and my husband Cody.

An interesting fact about me:  I have my kids convinced I am Ex-CIA. It feeds my self esteem.

My hero: Every mom out there!!  You go girl! Now go take a nap. 

Facebook  |  Email Scott Boyd - Acting Logistics Coordinator BACKGROUND Born: Austin, TX Lived: Austin, TX, Waco, TX Family: My wife, Kirsten, and our amazing kids Tyler, Jake, Brady, .and Sophie Education: University of Mclennan Ministry: Serving in various capacities in different churches since I was a teenager. Hobbies: I love sports.  I coach select Baseball in the Fall, and Oak Hill baseball in the Spring.  I like to fish, spend time with my family, and support my kids in thier sports. On my playlist: Movie Soundtracks, Jesus Culture, Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin. What fascinates me: Psychology, different perspectives, and real compassionate people. I’m also fascinated by new inventions, new ideas, and the tiny details of life. FAVORITES Books: The Bible Food: Wings and Steaks! Movie: Man of Steel and Dark Knight Trilogy. Place to pray:  While Driving Sports Team:  Dallas Cowboys Best advice given to me: Not trying gives you a 0% chance to succeed! My life motto:  Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – Love People (everyone) Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Bruce Lee, Stephen Hawkin and Ted Bundy. An interesting fact about me: I played college baseball My hero: Jesus

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Scott Boyd - Acting Logistics Coordinator

BACKGROUND

Born: Austin, TX

Lived: Austin, TX, Waco, TX

Family: My wife, Kirsten, and our amazing kids Tyler, Jake, Brady, .and Sophie

Education: University of Mclennan

Ministry: Serving in various capacities in different churches since I was a teenager.

Hobbies: I love sports.  I coach select Baseball in the Fall, and Oak Hill baseball in the Spring.  I like to fish, spend time with my family, and support my kids in thier sports.

On my playlist: Movie Soundtracks, Jesus Culture, Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin.

What fascinates me: Psychology, different perspectives, and real compassionate people. I’m also fascinated by new inventions, new ideas, and the tiny details of life.

FAVORITES

Books: The Bible

Food: Wings and Steaks!

Movie: Man of Steel and Dark Knight Trilogy.

Place to pray:  While Driving

Sports Team:  Dallas Cowboys

Best advice given to me: Not trying gives you a 0% chance to succeed!

My life motto:  Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – Love People (everyone)

Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Bruce Lee, Stephen Hawkin and Ted Bundy.

An interesting fact about me: I played college baseball

My hero: Jesus