thumb Tristan, Patricia


Ministry Area: As Director of Kids’ Discipleship, I organize Sunday School curriculum, train teachers, form relationships with parents and children.  Providing a safe space for children to learn about the love God has for them is one of my top priorities.  Under Kids’ Discipleship, I supervise the CORE Early Childhood Ministries,  children birth through Pre-K.  Another area is CORE-Kids (Elementary age kids) and CORE-56 kids in 5th and 6th grades.  I am also involved with kids ministries at The Gathering and Awakening venues meeting at non-traditional times.  I am also involved with the Hispanic Mission Team who has a relationship with El Mesias UMC (Hispanic congregation) meeting in our building.


Brief Bio: I am originally from Veracruz, Mexico and immigrated to the USA when I was 11 years old.  I went to middle school and high school in Milwaukee, WI and then married Pastor Sergio and moved to Wichita, KS.  Currently, I am working towards my B.A. in Pastoral Studies at Southwestern College and plan to attend seminary to receive a Masters in Divinity.  I am a declared candidate to the Elder ministry.


Family: I have been married to Sergio for 13 years and we have two beautiful and busy boys, Yitzak (11) and Sergio (9).  We also acquired a mix shar pei/beagle last year (Louie) as part of our family.


Interests: I enjoy cooking, entertaining, and watching my children play sports.  I love to read and watch movies.


A Favorite Bible Verse:

Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”



Office hours:

Monday/Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday:    9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (lunch 12:30-1:30)