Maria E. Perez
District Girls Ministries Director
-B.A, Education – Southwestern A/G University
-M.A. School Counselor – Southwestern A/G University
-Texas Certified Teacher (Bilingual/ESL)
-Texas Certified School Counselor
-Pastor, Educator, Counselor & Speaker
“ I enjoy the combination of teaching, counseling and
preaching in my rural community church, alongside my
husband of 33 years. I am an ordained
minister and I have recently retired from Public Education for over 24 years as
a school counselor and bilingual teacher.
I am living testimony that God is a Code Breaker! When your DNA from your
family history tells you that you will only continue
down a path of alcohol, divorce and abuse." God breaks that cycle and declares “I am complete in Him, who is the Head
of all principality and power” Col.
2:10 I can be who God has designed me to be.
*Fun Facts About Maria: She loves to spending all her extra time with her two grandchildren Ezra & Asher. Loves going to parks or just reading a book :)
Teen Girl Ministries Specialist
-B.S. Human Resources Development
with Minor in Psychology -University of Houston
"Leyinska M. Alicea-Rodriguez, was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. That's where she began her service in ministry, as a Sunday School Teacher, at the age of 14. Since then, she has also served as a Children's Ministry Teacher, Director of Youth Ministries, and now as a Girl's Ministries Sponsor and TGM Specialist. God confirmed her calling to ministry during her junior year in high school, after praying for direction in choosing a career path. Her passion is to develop girls and young women to their fullest potential, so she is excited and honored to continue that pursuit through Girl's Ministries! In her career, she has focused on developing and facilitating training, and she is looking forward to leveraging her expertise to help develop our Girl's Ministry leaders."
*Fun fact about Leyinska: In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, and since she is an animal lover, she also loves getting to play with their pets! She is also engaged and soon to be married!
MPACT Club Specialist
-Texas Southern- Bilingual Education
-Instituto Biblico Magdiel Graduate
-S.E. Houston Sectional Coordinator
-Ig. Cristian la Vina, Local Coordinator
-Praise & Worship Leader
“I was born in Houston, Texas and enjoy worshipping our Heavenly Father through music and ministering to young girls. I love spending time with my husband, Jaime, of 15 years, and two of my precious gifts, my preacher to the nations Moses and my little Psalmist—Melodie. I have been involved in Girls Ministries both past and present at the local and sectional level and am honored now to also work at the district level. I love God with all my heart and thank him for the honor he has given me to serve.”
Fun Facts: I love to play UNO and other board games with my hubby and kids. I love to play dress up and tea party. I graduated as an Honor Star and am proud of it!
Assistant Girls Ministries Director