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Leadership & Ministry Staff 

Church Council

DaySpring is guided by a five-member Coordinating Council.

Current council members are:

Church Treasurer

Chuch Treasurer


Eric has been pastor of DaySpring since 2008. He has a BS from Texas A&M in Industrial Engineering and a Master's of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. Currently, Eric is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX and has served as Adjunct Faculty at Baylor University and Truett Theological Seminary.  Eric is married to Jenny Howell, and they have 3 children.

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Rev. Brett Gibson has 15 years of church ministry and chaplaincy experience, serving communities in Texas and Colorado. He and his wife Christina have three children: Ellia, Olive, and Owen.

An Enneagram Nine, his interests include reading, public radio, musical theater, and all things DaySpring.

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Kingsley joined DaySpring and began working with the youth group in 2019. She has a BA in Writing and Rhetoric from Baylor University and a MDiv from Truett Theological Seminary. Kingsley has worked in the nonprofit sector of migration, academic book publishing, and creative writing. She enjoys reading, hiking, and water-skiing. Kingsley is married Nathan Gibbs, and they have two pets- Remi and Oliver.

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Associate Minister to Children

Natalie Ortiz-Lovince

Natalie is a MDiv/MSW student at Truett and the School of Social Work at Baylor and has had a great deal of experience working with children and youth through Mission Waco and serving as a Sunday School leader at Church Under the Bridge.
As Associate Minister to Children Natalie's primary focus will be scheduling and overseeing worship care while also providing leadership and support to our baby - preschool Sunday school and Wednesday evening activities.

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Tiffani has been at DaySpring since 2009. She has her MDiv from Truett Seminary at Baylor University and is married to Brent Harris, who is also her best friend. She and Brent have 3 teenagers children and enjoy hiking together as a family in state and national parks and visiting famous Texas BBQ joints along the way. 




A native of Waco, Susan is a retired high school choir director who has been in the music ministry for over 30 years.  When not making music (singing, directing and composing) she loves to read, work in the yard and spend time with her three amazing grandchildren!

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Amy has her MDiv from Truett Seminary and MSW from Baylor's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.  Amy is married to Jeremy Everett and they have 3 sons, Lucas, Sam, and Wyatt...and a dog named Jake. Together they enjoy trips to Colorado and playing Dominoes.

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Rebecca Edwards is the proud wife of Joel (a professional artist) and the mother of three (Ella, 17; Jack, 15; and Lucy, 15).  In her role as office manager, she loves connecting with people and tending to details of the church. She also enjoys teaching art through various volunteer capacities. She finds joy in travel or on some adventure with the family. Her other passions include photography, crafting, and learning new things.

Ministry Staff

Ministry Staff

Pastoral Associates

Pastoral Associates

My name is Saraí Muñiz and I am finishing up my Master's in Social Work at Baylor University. My hometown is Mission, Tx, a small town on the border. Some things I enjoy doing are playing the piano and spending time with my family. A fun fact about me is I come from a large family. My maternal grandmother has 12 siblings and my paternal grandfather has 13 siblings.  I am eager to join DaySpring and work alongside y’all with the Naomi House!

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Kayla Fojtasek

Kayla Fojtasek (pronounced Foe-tah-sick) has attended Dayspring since the Summer of 2021. She has a BM in Church Music and Worship with a minor in Practical Theology from Howard Payne University and is currently pursuing an M.Div at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. Her husband, Zachary, is also pursuing an M. Div from Truett.  Her hobbies include crocheting, reading, and playing with the best pup ever, Atticus. 

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Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth and her family have been members of DaySpring since 2016. She holds a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and she is currently completing MDiv equivalency coursework through Abilene Christian University Graduate School of Theology with intent to pursue a DMin in 2023. She is an adjunct professor for ACU college of biblical studies and online family studies programs.  Elizabeth enjoys travelling and family camping trips with her husband Austin and three kids (9,5, and 3). She loves reading, and exploring new ideas, places and friendships. 

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