My wife and I have been involved in mission trips to Haiti, Jamaica, Honduras, Mexico, Louisiana, Florida and Texas. With Connect Global I have the privilege of working with my family in Tampa, Fl, and focusing on our global efforts in feeding the hungry, and serving communities around the world with the message of Jesus Christ.
I have been blessed with the unique opportunity to have been introduced to the mission field at the age of 12.
I am a " PK" also known as a pastors kid, which has allowed me the privilege of knowing of a world greater than my own at a young age.
I first fell in love with missions when I went on my first trip to Mexico with my (christian) school. We slept on a concrete floor, ate new foods, and most importantly served in the elementary school. It was evident that decent meals and full bellies were scarce but joy and happiness were not.
This was the beginning of several other instances in my life that I realized how abundantly blessed I was and knew I wanted to share my blessings with others.
Since that first trip I have been back to Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras and what I consider my favorite mission trip Slidell, Louisiana. My husband Javier and I were only distant friends at the time but by the end of the trip we both knew we were meant to be together. Now we have been married 7 years and have a beautiful 3yr old, Madison Saige Mendoza. My first and foremost ministry is to my family followed by the unique and amazing opportunity to serve with Connect Global.
After graduating from Christ For The Nations Institute in 1994 I spent 17 years in the corporate workplace. There I became the youngest District Manager for a major national retailer, overseeing 16 retail locations and over 30 employees.
While in the workplace, I became the Missions Director for MorningStar Church in Tampa, FL. In this role I led several missions trips to Honduras and Southern Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
In 2008 my family and I relocated to Dallas, TX where I became the Associate Director of Worldwide Voice In The Wilderness. During this time I brought my knowledge of organizational leadership and cross-cultural ministry into the prison environment.