Ophelia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Marketing and History. She has worn various hats including technical recruiter, college student minister, full-time mom, and personal wardrobe stylist. She loves meeting new people, discovering their unique gifts and personalities, and enfolding them into our Providence community. Ophelia has been married to Marat for 14 years and they have two young boys. You will usually find Ophelia spending time with her family outside (baseball diamond, soccer field, swimming pool), working out at the gym, or connecting with friends over good food and drink.
Will grew up in Austin and is interested in caring for the city’s underserved population and restoring and conserving nature. As a deacon Will focuses on benevolence and finance. Will graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he met his wife, Katie. Will and Katie are kept busy by their four children, William, Winn, Virginia and Charles.
Mark grew up as an Army brat and moved seven times in eleven years throughout the United States, including his birthplace of El Paso, Texas and a few years in San Angelo. He went to high school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., but returned to Texas for college and graduated from Texas A&M University. After a brief stint working in the DC area after college, he returned to his beloved Texas in 2004–first San Antonio and now Austin–and hasn’t left. He started attending Providence in 2017 and has been a member since 2018. As a deacon of Sunday logistics, Mark leverages his skills as a project manager to serve the church in various capacities such as Sunday service tear down, security, and ushering. Mark married his wife, Paige, in 2022 and they reside in Buda.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Jordan spent time as a worship leader, songwriter, and manager at a guitar company spanning from Fayetteville to India to Denver. He is passionate about connecting the people of God to the mission of His kingdom through worship and serves as the deacon to our local partnership, International Restoration Church (IRC). Jordan also loves his hometown of Austin, so if you need suggestions for a good cup of coffee or delicious taco, he’s your guy. Jordan and his wife Darby have two sons, Asher and Jude.
Sean was born and raised in Austin. He joined Providence 7 years ago and jumped into serving with the set up team. Sean’s focus as a deacon is on Sunday logistics. He hopes to help make everything run smoothly behind the scenes so that people feel cared for and can be present in the service. Sean owns a flooring store in Kyle, Texas. He and his wife Jenn have a daughter, Lydia.
Brigette is originally from San Antonio and moved to Austin after graduating from Texas A&M. She serves as a deacon over Women’s Ministry and passionate about what God is doing in Austin, particularly among folks experiencing homelessness in our city. She and her husband Sam have two kids, Teddy and Maisy.
Camille has been involved in Providence since moving back to Austin in 2019. She is inspired by how God works through the His people in the local church, and she has a heart for local and global community partnerships. As a deacon at Providence, her area of focus is hospitality. Since before she could remember, Camille has enjoyed being a hostess, connecting others, and planning gatherings. It is her joy to use these gifts to serve the church! Camille is originally from Houston, Texas, and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. She co-founded and operates The Essential Market, a creative party goods company. She and her fiance, Jerry, are members of the Threlkeld GC.
Lucy Anne moved to Austin in 2013 to be near her nieces and nephews, but has enjoyed the Austin perks of the lake in the middle of the city to play on or walk around with friends. Shortly after moving, she was invited to Providence by friends. Her role as one of the deacons over Women’s Ministry is something she’s passionate about; knowing and loving God more by studying His word with other women is a huge encouragement to Lucy Anne. She is thankful for her job, but mostly because it allows her to be involved with her local church, family, and enjoy the city of Austin.