Rev. Aurelia Dávila Pratt: Lead Pastor

Rev. Aurelia Dávila Pratt is a pastor, writer, paradigm-shifter, and sacred spacemaker.  She is an imago-dei enthusiast who finds real joy in helping people live into the fullness of their God-given divine image. She is the author of A Brown Girl’s Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Poweravailable for pre-order now. 

 

Aurelia is the Lead Pastor as well as a founder of Peace of Christ Church. She is the co-creator and co-host of the Nuance Tea Podcast, where she is redefining what it means to be a clergywoman of color. She is currently chair of the Board for the Nevertheless She Preached conference and co-chair of the Religious Liberty Council for the Baptist Joint Committee in Washington D.C. Aurelia is also a licensed master of social work who currently serves as chair of the Board of Advocates at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. She regularly contributes articles for Progressing Spirit, Alliance of Baptists, and Good Faith Media.

Aurelia lives in Cedar Park, Texas with her husband of 14 years, Lyle, and their six year old daughter, Cosette. Find her on Instagram @revaureliajoy where she is reimagining faith and theology via spoken and written word. Learn more about Aurelia's work on her website: www.revaureliajoy.com

Contact Aurelia at aurelia@peacewilco.com

Rev. Matthew Hanzelka: Pastor of Community Care

Matthew is a founding member of Peace and serves as the Pastor of Community Care. He holds a B.S. degree in Financial Planning from Texas Tech University, an M.Div. degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and has completed Level I, Level II, and Supervisory CPE units. He is also a U.S. Air Force Reserve Chaplain and a hospital chaplain.
Matthew is passionate about helping Peace be a healthy community — a community of those who know and are known by one another and a community that is engaged in the work of the common good for our world. He has been married to Heather since 2006 and they have two children, Haddon and Ellys. They love all varieties of playing together, including camping, hiking, and soccer.
Contact Matthew at matthew@peacewilco.com

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Davis, Interim Pastor of Worship 

Jonathan is a pastor who loves to think, work, and dream creatively in his various roles in ministry. He has led worship in congregations and for conferences in Texas and Virginia for nearly two decades, and has authored over one hundred worship songs, some of which he's still proud of after the journey of faith de/re-construction. He sees life as a journey full of possibilities and brings his passions to a variety of ministry contexts, including serving as the Director of Communications and Marketing for Fletcher Seminary in San Antonio and owning a web design and hosting company that serves progressive churches and nonprofits nationwide. Jonathan also serves as Director of Development for the Integer Network – an international non-profit coaching network helping individuals and organizations worldwide lead with greater authenticity, connection and wholeness. He is the author of Sea Change: Equipping Rural Churches for the Tides of Cultural Upheaval, and his articles and columns have appeared in outlets nationwide, including in Baptist News Global and Good Faith Media. Jonathan holds a B.S. in Communication Studies from Howard Payne University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Logsdon Seminary where he received the Bratton Family Ministry Award. He is married to Audrey Davis and a proud father to Eli, Andrew, and Aaron. Read more about Jonathan and his work at www.drjonathandavis.com or connect with him on social media.

 

Naomi Young: PeaceKids Pastor

Naomi is a Romanian immigrant raised in the South. She’s a soul connector, student of spirituality, nature lover, and art enthusiast. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Play Therapy and School Counseling. Naomi has worked with children in various ways for more than 20 years. Combining her love for children with divine teachings has been so rewarding for her.

She currently enjoys expressing herself through digital art. You can follow her @EvolveLarisa and @mandalament for her latest creations, where she combines aspects of spirituality and writing into her pieces.

Naomi, her husband Steve and kids, Eve and Eko live in Pflugerville.

Contact Naomi at naomi@peacewilco.com

 
 
 
Servant Leadership Council (SLC)
The SLC is responsible for the business of the church and also provides leadership, direction and strategy in keeping with the mission and vision. Current members are Erin Szczerba (chair), Dr. David Holley, and Rev. Zach Dawes, Jr.
Deacons 
Peace of Christ deacons are called and ordained by the Church. Their primary work is to provide care and prayer for its people. Current deacons include Rev. Jana Muñoz (head deacon), Joyce Holley, Paul Verizzo, Sarah O'Bryan, Torrey Plummer, Dr. Tiffany Leschber, and Rev. David Stippick.

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