EQUIP | LOVE | SERVE

OUR MISSION: MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS WHO MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS

What we do

 

Everything that happens at ProjectStudents filters through the mission of making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus. From Monday night gatherings, small group and events, this ministry is geared to help students love God and others. We are a team comprised of parents, small group leaders, pastors, and students who all work together in an effort to move students toward Jesus.

MONDAY NIGHTS

6:30-8:30PM

If you're around the students at Church Project, you'll hear them say that Monday nights are a welcome break from the busy routine of school. It's a night intended to give students a place to hangout, listen, learn, talk, and simply be together. Monday nights are the heartbeat of Project Students. If you're a student, you're welcome to join us!   

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JOIN A SMALL GROUP

This is the most important part of what we do and where real discipleship happens.

On Monday nights students will meet friends, worship, experience challenging teaching, and participate in small groups. together. In small groups, students feel welcomed, loved, and connected. Students are placed in a group according to their grade and gender.Small Groups are fun, high energy, and impactful times. They are led by quality leaders who have a passion for developing meaningful relationships with students. Small groups meet weekly and serve together throughout the year.

Want to get connected to a group? Let us help you with that! Give us your info, and a Small Group leader will contact you with more info!

staff

 

Hey guys! Originally from Ennis, TX, I joined the staff at Church Project in 2012. I graduated from Texas A&M with a management degree (2011) before going on to earn my Masters in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary (2016). Me and my wife, Lindsay, have been married just over 4 years and have a two-year old son, Harvey. I enjoy movies, hot-cheetos, all things athletic, and simply spending time with students. It's going to be a great year!  

Calvin Taylor
pastor to 5th-12th

calvin@churchproject.org

Nelda WIEns
student admin

nelda@churchproject.org

 

small group leaders

Sup! I'm Jason. I have been at church project for 4 years. I met my wife Robyn here (she is one of the children's pastors) around 3 1/2 years ago, and we have been married for almost a year and a half. I work full time as the City Director for a nonprofit organization in Houston called Center for Student Missions. Oh and yes, I have an incredibly handsome beard! 

Jason McMinn
7th Grade Guys

jasonm@csm.org

Hey everyone, my name is Jacob and I originally come from Illinois! I moved here in June of 2015 for work and am now a fun blown Texan! I love the outdoors (even in the heat), and I've fallen in love with Church Project and am so happy to serve our community. It's going to be a great year! 

Jake Petefish
7th Grade Guys

jpetefish16@gmail.com

Hey guys! My name is Samuel and I grew up in Wisconsin as the oldest of six children. I entered into a personal relationship with Christ at the age of 12 and since then I've been journeying "further up and further in." I live with my wife Kate and our two dogs in Spring and works as a paramedic educator. Looking forward to a great year! 

Sam Kordik
8th Grade Guys

samuel@samuelkordik.com

Michael Sharp
8th Grade Guys

michaelsharp88@yahoo.com

Hi! I'm Hannah! And, I live on a farm! I've grown up in the church and have been apart of Church Project for almost 2 years now. I've served in many areas of the church but I'm really excited to get to to see Christ growing in the lives of CP Students! Here's to a great year! 

Hannah Cornelius
7th Grade Girls

hanniemannie13@hotmail.com

Hi! I'm Taylor Petefish and I am a recent transplant from Central Illinois. My husband and I moved to The Woodlands in 2015 and have enjoyed the adventure of moving across the country. I graduated from North Central College (Naperville, IL) with a degree in English-Writing and currently work as a case manager to foster children in the greater Houston area. I have an unhealthy obsession with my dog Chloe, have traveled to every continent but Antartica, and throughly enjoy spending my free time reading poolside.

Taylor Petefish
7th Grade Girls

teharrison215@gmail.com

My first year with Students and I'm SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED! Looking very forward to getting to know the girls and helping with life and their walks ... and no doubt, them teaching me some things too! I'm at stay-at-home Mom and am married to a guy named Josh, and have four kids (Macey - 13, Wyatt - 11, Marilla - 9 and Rhett - 8). We've been at Church Project for six years and love being a part of it. (We also host a HC, so if you're not in one, come!)

Steph Wade
8th Grade Girls

smiwade@hotmail.com

 

Hey! I'm Brittany. I'm a follower of Christ, a wife, a mother, and a friend. I love to sing and worship the Lord. I have a non-profit ministry with my husband called FIT PROJECT, where we serve the physical needs of the church in order to increase the effectiveness of Global ministry. I absolutely love to help and listen to others. My heart is to serve students and the church! 

Brittany Tellez
8th Grade Girls

bmttellez@gmail.com

Hey folks! Matt here. Me and my wife Bethany have been at church project for almost 4 years now and have been involved with ProjectStudents for two years and have loved every minute of it. We have a two year old son and one more on the way! I'm looking forward to another great year with students, and many more after that!

Matt Kovacs
9th Grade Guys

matvacs@gmail.com

Josh Wade
9th Grade Guys

jrwade25@gmail.com

 

Hola! My name is Carlos and I've been attending Church Project for two and a half years. I moved to The Woodlands for job purposes right after graduating from LeTourneau University in 2014. I am an active member of the Grogans Point House Church, I serve in the Mid 20’s – Mid 30’s Singles Community at Church Project, and I attend various Young Adult Bible Studies around our community. I have a heart for serving students and this will be my second year serving in ProjectStudents.

Carlos Cantu
10th Grade Guys

carlosenriquecantu@gmail.com

Hey guys, I'm Sebastian and I am stoked to live life with the 10th grade guys this year! I moved to The Woodlands a year and a half ago from the Chicago area and have been so blessed to call Church Project home during this time. I studied business economics at Wheaton College and work in the oil and gas industry. I love to run, play / watch soccer, read and travel the world. Looking forward to the coming year and how God works through Project Students!

Sebastian Spivey
10th Grade Guys

seb.spivey@my.wheaton.edu

Hey guys! I'm Jeremy. I love Jesus, my wife, and people. I also really enjoy working with students. Particularly, I enjoy leading them to worship Jesus. My wife, Christy, also serves in ProjecStudents and we're both excited to be in the lives of students this year! 

Jeremy McMinn
11th Grade Guys

mcminnjeremymm@yahoo.com

Hey everyone! I'm Evan, and I'm glad to be spending another year with students! I'm the assistant manager over at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, and I'm pursuing a degree in Biblical Counseling currently enrolled at LoneStar College. Looking forward to the days ahead! 

Evan Lis
11th Grade Guys

evan_lis1@sbcglobal.net

Hey people! I'm Everett, and I have been a Christian for more than 15 years. I came to Church Project almost 3 years ago. Shortly after, I met my wife Brittany. God has given us a strong passion for the church and its people. It is our joy to serve alongside these other SG leaders. Students, let's do this!

Everett Tellez
12th Grade Guys

everetttellez1@gmail.com

Hey guys, I'm Travis! Born and raised in Pearland, TX. Drooped out of High School to pursue a career in BMX. Was a professional BMX rider for 12 years. I now own and operate an extreme sports camp in Montgomery, TX. I'm married to Leslie and we have two boys. Here's to a great year! 

Travis Pastony
12th Grade Guys

travis@rebelruncamp.com

Hi! My name is Beth. I am a spunky, sporty, and fun-lovin' girl who loves to serve Jesus and work with and around other people. I especially enjoy working for the purpose of building the Kingdom. I love to use the gift of song in worship and I love getting to use my gifts of creativity on projects of all kinds. I love being a part of Church Project and getting to serve in ministries like ProjectStudents! It's going to be a great year! 

Bethany Kovacs
9th Grade Girls

bethvacs@gmail.com

Hi! I'm Cierrah. I found Church Project through a friend that attends CP Dallas and, from the moment I stepped into the doors, I knew I wanted to give all I could to serve this church and God. What that looked like was serving in projectKids and then with students during E16. I am doing my best to be a Christ-like example, fearlessly proclaim who He is, and shine light in the lives of those who suffer like I once did. That said, it's good to be back with students for another year! 

Cierrah Leonard
9th Grade Girls

cierrahl@yahoo.com

Christy Dienner
10th Grade Girls

christydienner@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Serina Truhlar, I have been involved in youth ministry for nearly 20 years. Growing up in a church youth group gave me a place where I could truly be who God wanted me to be. A place to belong and grow, a place where I could be myself. What I want teens to know is how big, how deep God's love for them really is! That if you set your eyes on Him, and have patience, He will give you the desires of your heart!
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Serina Truhlar
10th Grade Girls

sltruhlar@yahoo.com

 

Hi! Kate here. This will be my second year with students, and I really enjoy spending time with them. I also love working with those who have special needs, visiting with family, reading, drinking coffee, and simply hanging with my pups! My husband, Sam, is also serving as a Small Group Leader and we're both looking forward to a great year with students! 

Kate Kordik
11th Grade Girls

ktrsndz@gmail.com

 

Hi! I'm Christy, and I live with my husband, Jeremy (also a Small Group Leader), and our dog Bella in Conroe. I attended Sam Houston State University where I studied communication and photography. I have a heart for students and desire to make a kingdom impact in their lives. I'm really looking forward to this year with our students! 

Christy McMinn
11th Grade Girls

christymcminn@gmail.com

Hey there!! I'm Lindsay. I've been married for 13 years, have 5 beautiful children and have been at CP for 3 years. I am a worship leader and coordinator of student worship. I love being a small group leader and getting to know the students on a more personal level! I love music, dance parties, brunch and hanging out with my family.

Lindsay Munson
12th Grade Girls

lssmunson@gmail.com

Hey there! My name is Melanie, and I moved to the Houston area two years ago and discovered Church Project a few months later through a friend. I learn every Sunday and I love that CP emphasizes serving and gives so much back to local nonprofits as well as global ministries. I love sports too - playing and watching ha! I'm glad to be with students, and it's going to be a great year! 

Melanie Spradling
12th Grade Girls

melaniejsp@gmail.com

 

events

  THESE ARE MORE THAN JUST EVENTS. THESE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR students TO IMPACT THEIR PEERS AND ENTIRE FAMILIES FOR JESUS.
IT ONLY TAKES ONE INVITATION.