Founder & Executive Director
Awoken at Trinity University, I found myself engulfed in a world of violence and immorality known as the public school system. Impacted by a 12-year old pregnant girl, I began to see the insanity of dependence on a corrupt systematic approach to alter the hearts of man. After studying America’s Godly Heritage author David Barton, along with the journal entries of America’s Founding Fathers, I began to realize democracy was created to govern a Christian people. The massive increase in teenage violence rates, teenage pregnancy rates, murder, school shootings, suicide rates, drug abuse, physical abuse & neglect left me wondering if the solution to our nation’s greatest crisis could be found in a textbook. My conclusion was the only cure for a virus such as this could be the Word of God working through the hearts of man to bring reconciliation, newness, & hope into the lives of a dying and decaying generation. It is for freedom that I board this ship we call Still Water Christian Ministries and set sail into the wide-open spaces our Lord has called me.
Verse: James 4:14 “Life is a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Ministry Partner/Camper Recruitment Coordinator
I grew up going to camp every summer at Kanakuk, then served as a counselor there for 3 summers and absolutely loved it! I saw how the LORD used camp, counselors and sports as a platform for the gospel in my life. I graduated from the University of Texas back in 2010 and went to Turkey for two years, where I met my husband, Rodney. Believe it or not, we both actually grew up in the DFW area, but of course had to go overseas to meet - God's funny like that! We just moved to Boerne this summer and heard about Still Water through some friends.
Rodney’s a football coach at Boerne High, which is what brought us initially to the area, but as we spend more time here, we see that the LORD has brought us for so many other reasons - a huge one being Still Water. I am so humbled and excited to be a part of what He's doing and is going to do thru this ministry.
Verse: Psalm 90:14 “Satisfy us in the morning with Your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. ”
I grew up and have lived in south and central Texas my entire life. I never attended camp as a child nor had the fellowship that I have witnessed since I began working with Still Water in
2008. Their spirit and compassion has transformed my life and I continue
to grow with The Lord each day. My daughter looks forward to camp every summer and loves hanging out with the team.
I love the community, faith and belonging the ministry brings into children’s lives. I am proud to be a part of this organization.
Verse: Romans 12:6 “And we each have different gifts, according to the
grace that has been given to us...”
Growing up on a farm and ranch on the edge of the Palo Duro Canyon outside of Claude, Texas I placed my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior very early in life. During middle school while attending a camp in Colorado I committed my life to full time Christian service however He might lead. After graduation from Baylor the Lord led me to the ministry of Still Water Christian Ministries. God brought Matt and I together through our service with Still Water and we now have three girls, Mikayla Joy, Brea Faith and Aubrey Marie. It is a joy to serve in a lifestyle that allows us to see life transformation. We would be delighted for you to join this journey with us!
Verse: Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be made known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” The Lord is sufficient and sovereign. When I cast my cares at His feet with prayer and gratitude there is great peace!”
Coastal Bend Field Rep
I was born and raised in Corpus Christi TX. I am married to my beautiful wife of 6 years Maida and we have an amazing 2 year old girl Brooklyn Faith. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior the last semester of my high school year. Growing up and going to church but not having a personal relationship with Jesus helped me to know the severity of the need for a solid relationship with Him at an early age. Early in my faith God gave me a passion to reach youth for Him. My wife and I shared that passion and started working with youth while we were dating. After we were married we had an opportunity to be youth leaders at our church home. In 2012 we had an opportunity to send our youth to Still Water camp and through that a relationship began. We continued to send our youth to Still Water. I recently had an opportunity to join the Still Water Team and I am excited to be a part of what God is doing through Still Water!
Verse: Psalms 32: 8-9 NLT “The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.’”
While I was born and raised in Southern California, my heart feels most at home here in Texas. My handsome husband of 14 years and I moved our family to the Hill Country 10 years ago. We have been blessed with three beautiful daughters and I have been graced and privileged to be at home with them for the past 10 years. I am so excited for this new venture with Still Water! I came to know Still Water Camps through a dear friend and it is a privilege to be apart of an organization that calls on the Lord for direction and guidance, and to see His mighty works in action.
I have felt the presence of Christ in my life from a very early age and am proud to be a child of God. It is my daily reminder to be the vessel He intended me to be and to leave my will aside so that His may be done.
Verse: Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
I was raised in Calallen, a suburb of Corpus Christi, Texas by a loving and complex family that ensured I was raised with Jesus Christ. My relationship with Jesus has been present in all stages of my life from the curveballs that life throws to the celebrations I have been blessed with. Through Gods love and grace I have been able to serve others, specifically youth, from the time I was a youth myself into my career upon graduation from Texas State University.
I taught and coached at the high school level for 6 years working with students from all walks of life and with different needs. I desire to help those around me know they are valued, loved, and with purpose in our Lord.
Still Water has been a vessel for me to do this as I worked with them to serve our youth. In this season of my life I have now stepped out of teaching after much prayer and am now working with Still Water on a year round basis. I am married to Brad and we are expecting our first baby Luke James!
Verse: Psalm 46:10 “be still and know that I am God.”
Director of Camping
I was born into a Christian home on the Northeast side of San Antonio. My Dad through most of my life was the Head Basketball Coach at Judson High School, and I eventually went on to play for him on the Varsity my junior and senior years. Around this same time, I began to grow tremendously in my faith in Christ, and began attending Bible Studies, leading worship, and learning to walk with God on a daily basis. I attended St. Mary’s University, where I received by BBA in Finance in 2015. While at St. Mary’s, I began to serve at Deer Creek Camp in Medina, Texas and fell in love with Camp ministry, eventually serving for 6 summers! I am excited to combine my passions for camp ministry, sports, and faith in this new adventure with Still Water Camps. My life mission is to help as many people as possible come into a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ, and in so doing discover the person that God created them to be. In October of 2016 I married my college sweetheart, Ana Valdes, who is the love of my life and without whom none of this would be possible.
Verse: Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Kenny is leading the development of our new Still Water property in Harper, Texas “Esperanza de la Cruz”!