ELDERS & STAFF

MEET THE TEAM

Elders & Staff

Kort Marley

Pastor of Teaching & Vision

Kort is the Pastor of Teaching and Vision at Providence and oversees the overall direction of the church. He is a husband to his wife and high school sweetheart, Morgan. Kort has served in ministry since the age 18, and led youth, college, and young adult ministries for 5 years before planting Providence. Kort is an undergraduate from Liberty University, and serves as a staff member and Elder at Providence. He and Morgan have one son, Jonas. 

Art Tanamachi

Pastor/Financial Officer

Art is a husband to his wife, Olga, a father to 2 amazing kids, Dana and Brendan, and a loving "Papa" to Isaac and Ella. Art worked for Exxon Mobil for 38 years before retiring in 2012 to take a break. Little did he know that “taking a break” would mean serving as an Elder at Providence and as Providence’s Financial Officer. Art and his wife, Olga, have led a Home group together for the last 5 years.

Mario Cediel

Pastor

Mario serves as an Elder at Providence as well as leads a Home group with his wife Chacha. Mario is a successful business owner and serves the city of Houston in many different ways. Mario and Chacha are parents to their three daughters Marcie, Neli, and Tita, and love their grandchildren Oliver & Eloise.

Mike Costello

Pastor

Mike is the newest Elder serving at Providence.  He and his wife, Brenda, have been married for 47 years and have 2 children, Matthew, who lives in D.C. and Rebecca who lives here in Atascocita with her husband and son, Lincoln. Mike and Brenda have been serving Christ and His Church for nearly 44 years, both internationally and domestically. 25 of those years were spent in the mission field where they led, trained, oversaw 59 missionaries throughout the world. They retired in 2007, moving to the Houston area. They have been members of Providence for 3 years. Since being at Providence, they have been serving as Home Group Leaders for the past 2 years. Mike finished his undergraduate degree from the Southwestern A. O. G. University in 1997, and his master’s in General Theological Studies from Columbia International University in 2005.  

Ty Gaston

Executive Director/Elder Candidate

Ty serves as the Executive Director by overseeing the church's operations, strategic planning, administration, working alongside Art Tanamachi with the finances and leading the staff to achieve the mission and vision Providence. Ty has been serving in ministry for over 12 years ranging from student/college ministry, leadership development, and Home Group leadership. He has two children, Caleb & Lauren, with his wife, Megan. Ty has his Bachelors degree in Christian Counseling from Liberty University and obtained his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also serving our country in the US Coast Guard Reserves.

Brendan Tanamachi

Director of Worship and Group Life/Elder Candidate

Brendan is the Director of Worship and Group Life at Providence. He oversees all aspects of the worship environment on Sundays. He also oversees all aspects of Providence's growing Home Group life where we believe true discipleship takes place. Brendan has been leading worship in multiple capacities for the last 16 years.  He has an Associates Degree in Vocal Performance and is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Houston Baptist University. He is a husband to his wife, Chelsea, and father to their son, Isaac and daughter, Ella.

Jenna Vaccaro

Director of Hospitality (Support Staff)

Hailing from Mobile, Alabama, Jenna serves as the Director of Hospitality at Providence. She oversees the Connect, Usher, and Hospitality teams as they provide a welcoming environment for the church during our Sunday Gatherings. Jenna has a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and worked for ExxonMobil for 5 years before devoting her daily life to the discipleship of her children. She is married to her Husband Marco and has three children, Andi, A.J, and Gabi.

Julie Weaver

Director of Providence Kids (Support Staff)

Julie is the Director of Providence Kids and helps our church to provide a Gospel-centered partnership with parents for inter-generational discipleship. Julie obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University, and her Masters degree in School Psychology from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. She and her husband Matt have been married for 20 years and have one son, Matthew. 

Lauren Schreiber

Bookkeeper and Director of Women's Ministries (Support Staff)

Born in South Africa, Lauren moved to the U.S. in 1998. Lauren has a Bachelors degree from the University of Houston in Finance and currently works as a performance consultant, developing training in the corporate world. Lauren currently serves as the Director of Women's Ministries at Providence, fulfilling her passion to teach, serve, and equip. She has also taken on the mantle of Bookkeeper and helps to ensure our financial integrity as a church. Her 10 years of ministry experience is a huge asset to our team. She is married to her husband Donovan and has two children, Ellie and Austin.

Erik Ripley

Director of Mission & Outreach (Support Staff)

From his humble beginnings in Wheeling, West Virginia, Erik has served in the ministry for 10 years. Erik serves Providence by helping to organize and implement specific missional and evangelistic outreaches by establishing key partnerships with other churches and organizations. Erik is also a member of the Teaching Team and fills the pulpit on occasions. Erik is married to his wife, Chelsea, and has two boys. Ezra & Kilian. They are currently in the process to adopt a child from India and eagerly await their arrival!

Megan Gaston

Administrative Assistant

Megan serves as the Administrative Assistant at Providence and helps the full-time staff with the daily operations of the church. She also serves as the Coordinator of our Hospitality Team on Sunday mornings that seeks to offer a welcoming environment to all who attend our gatherings. Megan is married to her husband, Ty, and has two children, Caleb and Lauren. 

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