Rev. Aurelia Davila Pratt: Lead Pastor
Aurelia Davila Pratt serves as the Lead Pastor at Peace of Christ Church, where she is also a founding member. Raised in Louisiana, Aurelia began to make Texas her home when she attended George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2008. There, she earned a Master of Divinity (2012) while also earning a Master of Social Work (2011) from Baylor University. In 2012 she was honored with the Robert Jackson Robinson Outstanding Student Preacher Award. She is a 2017 fellow of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and a mentee in the Baptist Women in Ministry Mentorship program. She also sits on the Baylor School of Social Work Board of Advocates as well as the Nevertheless, She Preached Advisory Team.
In ministry, Aurelia is passionate about finding the holy in the everyday and in creating opportunities to cultivate authentic, intimate community. She also enjoys learning about contemplative worship practices and other ancient church tradition. Her husband of 11 years, Lyle, is VP of Product at Voyant. Together they have a 2.5 year old daughter, Cosette and a boxer, Libby Belle.
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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.
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Rev. Fran Pratt: Pastor of Worship and Liturgy
Fran Pratt started singing in church when she was seven years old. For 14 years she was a worship leader in the Vineyard movement of churches, leading rock bands, building teams, planning events, and writing worship songs. In a former life, she was a clinical nutritionist, holding a M.S. in Human Nutrition. But liturgy and the arts in church practice, as well as motherhood, lured her away from that profession. She’s passionate about melding modern worship traditions with ancient spiritual and liturgical practices, and finding a balance between the contemplative and the joyously expressive in congregational worship. Her aim in worship leadership is to make space for congregants to engage directly with the Divine. She writes congregational litanies weekly which appear on her website franpratt.com, and is currently working on a book of litanies.
Fran and her husband Jordan Gadapee have together lived in Louisiana, Iowa, Illinois, and California, and now call Texas home. They have been married since 2003 and have two young daughters: Bluet is 7 and Temple is 5.
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