Travis Engel has a background in ministry and social work and feels called to “equip and mobilize local churches to engage their communities in helpful ways that build mutually beneficial relationships to the glory of God.” He grew up on a farm in Travis, TX herding cattle, fixing tractors, and cutting corn. He graduated from Baylor University with an M.Div and M.S.W. and enjoys remodeling homes, social work research, and meeting new people.
Ali Shepherd is a soon to be graduate of Baylor University’s Garland School of Social Work and a former intern at Tri-Cities. She received her B.A.S from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, in Community and Mental Health with a minor in Social Work and comes to us with experience in outpatient substance abuse treatment and church ministry. Ali is mom to four valorous daughters, enjoys deep one on one conversation and has a heart to see people live abundantly free lives.
The hospitality team helps community members feel welcomed and comfortable during their wait, providing light refreshment, conversation and referrals for services.
Friends are trained as lay case managers. They come alongside community members and commit to journey together with them to work towards goals the community member would like to complete to help them move from this point of crisis to a place of stability.
Administration volunteers work every week in the background to make sure our organization runs smoothly. From making copies and making sure our supplies are stocked, to tirelessly recording program data or bookkeeping and running reports. All of our jobs are all easier because of these wonderful ladies!
Our very own “geek squad” keeps us up to date in the digital age. This is the group that fields every technological question we have and sees it as a beautiful and exciting task to conquer!