Elders & Staff

Kort Marley

Pastor of Teaching & Vision

Kort is the lead pastor at Providence and oversees the daily operations 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. 

Cory Elder


Cory serves as an Elder at Providence, is a member of the teaching team.  He has been involved in the ministry since 2007, and loves every minute that he spends serving the local body at Providence. Cory has been married since 2008 to his wife Leah, and has two sons named Jonah & Micah, and one daughter named Grace.

Art Tanamachi


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 also leads Kings Point Home Group alongside his wife Olga. 

Mario Cediel


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.

Brendan Tanamachi

Director of Gathered Worship & Connections

Brendan is the Director of Gathered Worship and Connections at Providence and oversees all aspects of gathered worship and audio/visual content as well as the assimilation and membership process for guests and visitors. Brendan has devoted his entire life to musical/creative ministry and currently has 16 years of experience leading saints (young and old) in corporate worship through song. 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.

Ty Gaston

Director of Family & Discipleship Ministries

Ty serves as the Director of Family & Discipleship Ministries at Providence Community Church and oversees Providence Kids, Youth, and all Life-Stage ministries. Ty has been serving in ministry for almost 10 years and served our country in Active Duty for the United States Coast Guard for 4 years. He has two children, Caleb & Lauren with His wife Megan. Ty has his Bachelors in Psychology from Liberty University and obtained his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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 hospitable 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 Providence 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. They have one son, Matthew. 

Lauren Schreiber

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. She has over 10 years of ministry experience including youth ministry and now women's ministry and home group leadership. She is married to her Husband Donovan and has two children, Ellie and Austin. Lauren serves as the Director of Women's Ministries at Providence and has a passion to teach, serve, and equip.

Erik Ripley

Director of Mission & Outreach

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 as well as key partnerships with other churches and organizations. Erik is married to his wife, Chelsea, and has two boys. Ezra & Kilian.

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