Pastor - Rev. Michael Novak
Michael and his wife, Rachel, are both originally from Memphis, TN. Michael attended the University of Tennessee - the other UT. While Rachel attended Covenant College in Chattanooga, TN. Before moving to Texas, Michael attended Covenant Theological Seminary (MDiv) where he studied the Bible, theology, and counseling.
Michael served as the RUF Campus Minister at Trinity University from 2010-2017 where he worked to reach and equip college students with the Gospel.
Michael and Rachel have three children, Caleb (born in 2008), Abigail (born in 2010), and Katherine (born in 2012). They enjoy being outdoors, taking visits to the park, watching movies, and finding unique restaurants to enjoy a good meal. Michael also enjoys running, golf, and college football. Michael and Rachel would love to meet and get to know you.
RUF Campus Minister - Rev. Curtis Castleberry
Curtis is a native Texan. He spent time as a young child in west Texas but grew up in Corpus Christi. After high school he moved to San Antonio to attend the Baptist University of the Americas (BUA). While finishing college and working at Jason's Deli in 2007, he met his soon-to-be-wife, Marian, a San Antonio native. Curtis graduated from BUA in 2008, and he and Marian were married in January 2009. Curtis and Marian attended Redeemer Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, where Curtis served as an apprentice while he attended Redeemer Seminary in Austin. After completing seminary in May 2015, Curtis served as a pastoral intern at Las Tierras Community Church in El Paso. In February 2016, Curtis accepted a call to become the Assistant Pastor of Community Formation at Oaklawn Presbyterian Church in Houston. The Castleberrys have two children: Jeremiah (JJ) born in 2011 and Levi born in 2014. The family enjoys video games (Super Mario Brothers!), reading, basketball, movies, bike rides, and tacos!
Director of Ministry Administration - Martha Kate Stainsby
Martha Kate is a native Texan, originally from Fort Worth, TX. Martha Kate attended Texas Christian University, where she was an English Major. A year after graduating TCU, Martha Kate married her husband Brett (a DBU grad) on the Fourth of July (a year to their first date!). While Martha Kate is originally from Fort Worth, both she and Brett spent their first three married years in Waco, TX, where for two of those years she served as the RUF intern at Baylor University.
Martha Kate and Brett moved to San Antonio in June of 2017 for Brett’s job in healthcare IT and have already fallen in love with this city. Martha Kate enjoys cheering on her TCU Horned Frogs, reading, writing, and monogramming anything she can find.
Director of Worship - Carlyle aguren
Carlyle was born and raised in Texas before attending the University of Arkansas where he met his wife Nellie. Carlyle was on staff with Young Life, a Christian outreach ministry for adolescents, in Fayetteville, AR from 2013-16. He and Nellie moved to San Antonio in August of 2016 for Nellie to pursue her master’s degree in mental health counseling from UTSA.
Carlyle is the Area Director for Young Life in northwest San Antonio and Nellie is continuing to pursue her master’s while volunteering with Young Life.
Carlyle and Nellie love Chipotle, college football, live music, and The Office.