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Class of 2024 Vestry Members

The mission of the Vestry is to work with the Rector to advance our mission.

Its primary responsibilities are to collaborate with the Rector to discern God’s will, provide the required resources for advancing that mission and vision by acting as wise stewards of the church’s finances, and protect the integrity of the physical plant. Through prayer and discernment, our current Vestry has approved, by acclamation, three new vestry candidates, Derek Agomate, Jeannie Encarnacion, and Ernesto Trevino, as our 2024 Class of the Vestry. Please see below for their biographies to get to know them better.

Our vestry members serve three years:


Derek Agomate

Jeannie Encarnacion

Ernesto Trevino


Ana Davila

Von Long

Chuba Oyeka


Melissa Fuentes

Ben Kayode

Lisa Nelson

And with the new class, we must say goodbye to our outgoing members, Debbie Blank, Doug Eisele, and Kami Huyse. We are very grateful for their service and look forward to working with them in other ministries.

In Christ,



Class of 2024 Vestry Members

Derek Agomate

Derek has been a member of COTHA since 2011 and attends with his wife Amaka, and two children Uvi (16) and Mamoke (11).

He served on the search committee for Father Alex, is one of the leaders of the men’s adult formation class, and is a prayer team member.

Derek is an Engineer who previously worked in the oil and gas industry and is now in the chemical industry.

He enjoys reading, spending time with his family, and vacations.


Jeannie Encarnacion

Jeannie, along with her husband, Shaun, and her two boys, Ethan and Jace, started attending COTHA in 2021. Both Shaun and Jeannie were confirmed the following year. Jeannie currently serves in prayer ministry. She participated in a discernment committee, attends a small group, and enjoys participating in church events, including Sports Sunday and Thanksgiving Fall Picnic.

Jeannie works as a Physician Assistant at an allergy practice, but most of all, she loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying new cuisines, and staying active.


Ernesto Trevino

Ernesto and his wife of 32 years, Teri, moved to Katy in 2021 and have been members of COTHA since 2022. Their five children are grown; three live in the Austin area, one in Fort Worth, and one in Rochester, New York. Ernesto and Teri are blessed with six grandchildren. Ernesto serves as an usher at the 10:30 service.

Ernesto retired after a 20+ year career in the fire alarm life safety industry. He managed large customer call centers, fire alarm service techs, and life safety inspection teams. He enjoys walking, hiking, doing DIY projects around the house, and traveling.


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