Trey started Northwest Fellowship in 1993 and has been in full-time ministry since 1986. He has a Masters of Divinity and did Doctor of Ministry work at Fuller Seminary. His passions are Jesus, prayer and his family. He is the proud husband of Mary Anne and the grateful father of daughters Lindsay, Christina and son-in-law, Nick. In 2009, God led Trey to launch the Unceasing Prayer Initiative mobilizing 40 churches to pray 24-7 for unity and revival in Austin, Texas for more than 7 years!
Mary Anne Kent
As a little girl, Mary Anne believed she would one day become a pastor's wife and missionary. When she fell in love with a tennis playing theology student in college, the fulfillment of her childhood dream began. Trey and Mary Anne married in 1985 soon after her college graduation and began a life of ministry and adventure. This adventure brought them to Austin in 1993 where they planted and continue to serve at Northwest Fellowship. Mary Anne enjoyed teaching school for 10 years until she decided to take her love of encouraging, equipping and motivating to the church where she joyfully serves in women's ministry. She also enjoys the opportunity to minister on worship teams, encourage pastors' wives, motivate women's groups, teach English to Japanese students and share Jesus in any way, any place and with anyone God allows. She is blessed to have been married to her hero, sweetheart and best friend, Trey, for 29 years and is amazed and grateful to be the mother to two beautiful adult daughters, Lindsay and Christina and the proud mother-in-law to Christina's husband, Nick.
Mark & Pat Juarez
Associate Pastor | Relational Care
Mark & Pat have been married for over 50 years.They have 3 adult sons and 7 grand kids. Mark is a 1989 graduate of LIFE Bible College in Los Angeles, CA, now Pacific Life in San Dimas, CA. They served on staff at Pasadena Foursquare Church in Pasadena, CA. from 1986 through 1995. They relocated to Austin, Texas to assist in planting a Foursquare church in Cedar Park, TX from 1995 until 2002. In 2002 they joined the staff of Northwest Fellowship where Mark served as Associate Pastor through December of 2008. In 1995 they were introduced to Intimate Life Ministries located in Austin, TX. They pursued training and became accredited mentors and trainers. The majority of their ministry has been to married couples over the past 18 years.
They moved to Turgutreis, Turkey in 2009, to serve English speaking “worker couples” by offering “Marriage Workshops,” and one on one “Marriage Intensives.” They have worked with over 100-couples during their 3 1/2 years in Turkey. They also served as Member Care for “The Eurasia Group”that is based out of Canada, and conducted workshops for International Baptist Convention in Spain and Switzerland.
Mark & Pat returned to the Northwest Fellowship staff in July 2012 and continue to offer relational care to married couples and singles. They continue their ministry to Turkey by returning 10 weeks each year. They also serve missionary couples that are being deployed or those who are stateside home on furlough. For more information visit: http://www.havenofhopeinternational.org
Originally from Green Bay, WI, Mommaerts graduated from St. Norbert College in 1958, then spent 10 years in the U.S. Army. Subsequent to leaving military service, he worked in Panama, St. Croix and Puerto Rico before relocating to California, where he worked for 17 years in Transit Operations Management. He retired in 1993 and moved to Austin. Having become a Christian in 1998, he came on staff at Northwest Fellowship as Business Administrator in 2000.
Grant & Nikki Carroll
Grant and Nikki Carroll have been married since 2002 and are blessed with five beautiful children. Shortly after getting married, they moved to New York City where Nikki worked as Creative Director and Worship Leader for the Children’s Ministry at Times Square Church, while Grant worked as Head Curriculum Writer and Drama Ministry Leader. They started various inner city outreaches, founded a drama troupe for at-risk children, and facilitated a weekly fine arts program. In 2007, they founded Child Refuge, a ministry aimed at preventing child sexual abuse. In 2010, they were Children’s Pastors at a sister church in Pennsylvania. In 2013, they moved to Austin and founded Ten Talents Academy, a visual and fine arts program. They joined the staff at Northwest Fellowship in September of 2014 and believe that children are fully capable of experiencing and encountering God, knowing that “the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
Youth & Young Adult Pastor
Nick is a born and raised Texas boy. From Abilene to Beaumont, and finally to the great city of Austin, TX, Nick has been on a journey for a real life-changing experience. After a long battle of waging war in the world, God led Nick to Northwest to find that life-changing experience, Jesus! After being radically changed and experiencing Jesus in the truest way, Nick ran hard after God with the calling of leadership and encouragement. On the way, God saw that Nick should not continue down this path alone and put in his life the next best thing other than Jesus, his beautiful, encouraging, strong wife Christina. It was love at first sight (for Nick at least). Now with his helper, Nick leads the young adults and youth groups with a passion for prayer, worship, reading God’s word and great community. Nick enjoys spending time with God, relaxing with his bride, reading new books, BBQ-ing, ultimate frisbee, playing guitar, listening to music, and the great outdoors. Nick and Christina are looking forward to the arrival of their first baby in May of 2017.