Trey joined the staff of eleven:28 in 2018 after serving on the board of directors since 2013. A veteran of church leadership, consulting, and coaching, Trey brings a unique professional story to eleven:28 as executive director. Experienced in personal and leadership development, Trey has a passion for the potential for transformation every person has because of the image dei present in every person. Transformation isn’t possible without soul care.
Deanna Gemmer is a writer, speaker, leader, and pastor. She met her husband when they were summer camp counselors and now raise their two brave and inquisitive daughters at a camp where her husband is the director and she serves in a variety of roles, including pastoring summer staff. She has a passion to empower women that God has called to ministry and you can find her writing on that subject as well as a variety of musings at her blog, deannagemmer.com.
Laren has always known God to be a big part of her life from the time she was very little and she discovered what a true Daddy is like. She did not answer her call to ministry however until after graduating college. She has served in several formal and informal ministry jobs but finds the most meaningful times with her Daddy are when she is sitting alone or in a small group and just listening to his voice, or when she is walking in the rain and being reminded of the newness being created and nourished around her.
Cynthia cherishes the holy moments found in practicing silence through the sensory, shared spiritual formation with community, and in the normal practices of daily life. She loves living in Houston with her husband Cale and their Yorkies, Bandit and Banjo. She is a minister at Bering Drive Church of Christ, where she has served since 2009. Cynthia has a BA in Youth and Family Ministry (Abilene Christian University, 2009) and a MA in Spiritual Formation (Portland Seminary, 2018). Cynthia is inspired by the faith of the mystics, particularly Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and St. Francis of Assisi.
Jennifer knew her life was a call to ministry when she was 16 and began to serve as a student leader in the youth ministry of her small California church. Jennifer came to ACU in 1994, and got her B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry. She also met Randy at ACU and they married in 2000. They have two awesome boys, Kelton (b.2004) and Samuel (b. 2008). The Porters moved to Brazil in 2005 with the Salvador Mission Team and spent 8 years church planting, finding forever friends, and experiencing the radical life God has for all of us. After they returned to the states they settled in the Lubbock area to be near their families.
Betsy has been leading Covenant Groups for eleven:28 Ministries since 2017. As a participant for many years before that, Betsy has seen the way these groups support women in ministry in powerful, life enhancing ways. Betsy graduated from Harding University with a B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry. She is also a photographer and particularly loves taking pictures of couples, families, and events. Betsy says of her position as a pastor, “God has truly blessed me by providing such a great place to be involved in His ministry. I pray that Jesus shines through me to everyone I encounter here.”