Aaron Reyes - Lead Pastor
Pastor Aaron Reyes (B.S., Wheaton College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is a second-generation Mexican American and the Lead Pastor of Hope Community Church. Aaron also serves as Dean of Vida House, a theological training facility in East Austin for POC ministry leaders who desire to pursue vocational ministry within their community. His own research and speaking engagements focus on the story arcs of immigration, redemption, and justice throughout the Bible. A native Austinite, he lives in Manor with his wife, Michelle, and their two kids, Azariah and Ava.
Josh Posada - Minister of Worship and Community
Josh Posada serves as the Minister of Worship and Community. He is from McAllen, Texas but has lived in Austin since 2011 to pursue his love for music. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Music in 2015, Josh became the Music Director of a local east Austin church where he developed as a worship leader. He has been married to his amazing wife, Crystal, since July 2018 and they welcomed their son in 2020. Josh is passionate about encouraging the congregation to join him in singing praises to the Lord on Sundays, to worship however they feel led, and to submit their entire lives to God as an act of worship.
Matt Price - Elder
Matt Price has served as an elder at Hope since 2020. Outside of Hope, he is the Founder and Executive Director of RBI Austin, a nonprofit organization
and an affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program. RBI Austin provides
baseball and softball leagues, clinics, and Christian-based mentoring to underserved youth and
communities. As a native Texan, he was born and raised in Corpus Christi, but moved to Chicagoland where he earned a Business/Economics degree from
Wheaton College (IL) and was a four-year letter winner for the baseball team (NCAA D-III). In 2008, Matt moved to Austin where he made the eastern crescent his home. He is husband to Elizabeth and they have three children ranging from one to six years old. Matt is a fan of the underdog, an advocate for the forgotten, and passionate about empowering underserved youth to be all God created them to be.
Frank and Veronica Farrera - Ministers of Hope en Español
Frank and Veronica were born in the beautiful country of Guatemala. They have been married for over 30 years and are the proud parents of 3 adult children and 3 precious grandchildren. While in Guatemala, Frank worked as a doctor and surgeon in the field of gynecology, as Vero also worked in the medical field. Then, in 2009 they planted Shalom Christian Ministry. However, due to violence and life-threatening circumstances, they emigrated to the United States in 2017. While in the US, they graduated from Western Theological Seminary and were commissioned by Tulare Community Church (in California) as church planters. They subsequently joined Hope in August 2021, where they started Hope en Español, a ministry engaging Hispanos in northeast Austin. They regularly volunteer and teach at Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center, and they are in the process of planting a church in east central Austin. And just this past spring, Frank was called to serve as an elder of Hope.
Mairany Sanchez - Director of Hope Kids
Mairany serves as the Director of Hope Kids. Having grown up in the church, she has desired to serve children even from a young age. This desire grew when she stepped out of her parents’ faith into her own. One day, God revealed Himself to her in a powerful way and her life was transformed from then on. Through the years, God has confirmed her heart for children as she has seen how vital it is to guide children into truth. As such, she has responded to God’s call to place the seeds of the gospel into children’s hearts and to teach them about God’s kingdom. As of December 2022, Mairany has served the children of Hope by providing leadership to Hope Kids. A Scripture that drives her ministry is Proverbs 22:6, which says; “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”