Meet The Refuge Staff:
Meet Our Staff:
We are a multi cultural church that welcomes anyone and everyone regardless of their past into an atmosphere of acceptance, through innovative worship and methods, through practical teaching based on biblical values to meet the needs of people where they are. It’s our goal to encourage people to surrender their lives to Christ and grow in a relationship with Him while getting connected with other believers to love life. Refuge is a place of help, hope and healing.
The Phillips Family: Our senior pastor, Terrin Phillips, loves God, loves people and loves life. He has an incredible vision for the church and an undeniable passion to reach those who are far away from God and to help them grow in a real and authentic relationship with Him as well as with others while facing life’s tough issues. Terrin has a master’s degree in Missional Leadership. He is married to Tracie and together they have one son, Jordan and one daughter, Morgan. Terrin loves songwriting, football, skateboarding and anything that involves adrenaline. His greatest love, however, is spending time with his family and friends.
The Rivera Family: Omar has been the youth pastor and an elder here at Refuge for the last four years. He has recently transitioned into our Executive Pastor roll here at refuge. He and his family have been in ministry since 2007. God has blessed them with two girls and a baby boy. He loves to work with both adults and students and has a heart to help pople work through life's tough issues while sharing Jesus with them. He is a man of integrity and charachter and we are blessed to have him here at Refuge. In addition to his ministry he also works full time as a civilian in the Army. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids and also playing basketball.
The Neuburger Family: Sean is an elder here at Refuge Church. He has been working in ministry alongside his wife, Lisa, since 2003, His ministry work includes 11 years as a Children's Pastor, and two years as an Associate Pastor. He has a heart for service and helping out wherever there is a need. In addition to serving at Refuge, he works full time as a Semiconductor Equipment Technician at Mission Solar Energy in San Antonio. He has a passion for astronomy, cooking, and going camping and fishing with Lisa, their son, Langston, and their over-sized family pet, Hwin, a Great Dane. The Neuburgers also enjoy traveling and game nights with family and friends.
The Smith Family: Kenton is an Elder here at Refuge. Kenton and his wife Sharon have worked in various capacities with children’s ministries ranging from Kinder through High School during the past 16 years. Kenton has also been a part of different praise and worship teams. Along with their two kids, Colton and Emily, they enjoy outdoor activities, whether on their ranch horseback riding, or camping, hiking, and fishing at state parks. Kenton and Sharon also lead one of our Life Groups. In addition to family, ministry, and fun activities, Kenton works as the Sales Manager for a national grower and supplier to wholesale florists. Sharon owns and operates her own hair salon located at their ranch.
Estela Flores is the new Revive group coordinator at Refuge Church. She has facilitated the Life Change classes many times and has a passion for helping hurting people work through their piles. She also serves in the cafe at Refuge with her husband Milton who is a crew chief on the C-5M at Lackand. He serves in the Air Force Reserve and as a Civilian. Together they have 3 children. Javier their oldest is in prison, a daughter Victoria is married and currently living in Germany with her husband Aaron who serves in the Army. Joel their youngest still lives at home and participates in our Refuel Student Ministries as well and helps with the middle school students on Wednesday nights. Estela loves serving at church, being crafty, spending time with family and friends, game nights and doing life with others in their life group. She enjoys cooking healthy and encouraging others to face life's tough issues while connecting with God and others, so they can love life.
Executive Pastor /Elder
Creative Arts Pastor / Elder
Connection Pastor / Elder
Revive Group Coordinator