Staff

Pastor Tom Weaver

Lead Pastor
I'm from North Carolina, and met my wife in Houston, Texas at a mega church. We moved down to the Rio Grande Valley for a trucking business, and I was captured by Christ about a year into our marriage. I've never been the same. I went into full time ministry,  and we planted churches for almost 10 years. We have three amazing daughters, and love San Antonio!
Our desire for Mission Church is to see discipleship happen on the local level and for churches to be planted all around the city and through the state. We are thankful for our Mission family!

Jesse Spradley

Executive Pastor
I am originally from Houston, GO ROCKETS, and have been married to my amazing wife Liz since 2005. God has graciously given us two awesome kids, and a fun dog! We have both been on staff with churches for many years and served in Honduras as Missionaries. I've also worked in the corporate world and I'm super thankful for the lessons learned that have been a benefit to the role I have here at Mission. We've lived in San Antonio since 2017 and have fallen in love with the city, the culture, and the TACOS. I began serving Mission Church in May of 2020 and am SUPER excited about learning how to do life and ministry with the amazing staff at Mission.

Daniel Duce

Discipleship Pastor
I’ve lived in San Antonio since 1995. San Antonio is my hometown. I really love this city and it's people. I began working in ministry in 2002… at various churches and in varying capacities. God has graciously allowed me, over the years, to do short-term  mission work all over the world. It was actually on a mission trip in Colorado in 2002 where I first met my beautiful wife and best friend, Anna. We’ve been married since 2004, and God has blessed us with two amazing kids, I just love being a dad. I have been at Mission Church since February of 2009. It has truly been one of the great privileges of my life to serve our Mission Church family over the years, to watch Jesus care for and grow His church, and to witness Him change people’s lives in our midst.
FUN FACT: I went to high school in Ensenada, Mexico. 

Briana Escobar

Children's Director
Hi there! I'm Briana! I grew up in a small town in North Texas, called Vernon. I moved to San Antonio, for the first time in 2013, but returned in 2018 to get back to my Texas roots! I am married to my high school sweetheart, Adrian, who is a member of the US Air Force. Together we have three sons: Maddox, Gideon, and Raiden. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University and have worked in Children's ministry for over 5 years now. I am also currently the director of a Mother's Day Out program at a different local organization. Leading children and those who help disciple them through their journeys with Christ is my passion. I hope to equip children and families with the tools that they need to help them through their own walk with discipleship. 

Shayna Gutierrez

Children's Director
Hey there! I am from a mix of west Texas and small town Refugio, Texas. I came to San Antonio in 2004 for college. I dabbled in some backpacking and big adventures before embarking on my most favorite adventure of marriage and motherhood. I met my puro San Antonio husband Gary in 2010 and settled in to San Antonio homemaking. My job history is packed with all kinds of randomness but the majority of it has been child focused. We have two amazing kiddos of our own and after 6 years at Mission, I consider the kiddos here to be my babies too.
It is my desire to present ways for all children to experience the tangible goodness and righteousness of Jesus in hopes that they will continue down a path of getting to know Him personally. I hope to equip parents to be good stewards of their children and to provide support as they disciple their children.

Renae Alfier

Finance Administration
Renae has been attending Mission for several years and has had a desire to serve her church.  Renae joined our Mission Church team in 2022 and we are so thankful! She is married and has an awesome daughter. 

Andrew Nieuwsma

Communications and Production Director
Andrew is an amazing young man that dedicates his time and talents to serving in whatever way he can. Andrew came to Mission in 2021 and started serving every week in any way we needed. Now Andrew heads up our Communications and Production departments while being an awesome husband to his amazing wife, Abby. 

Nathan Gutierrez

Creative Arts Intern
Nathan has been attending Mission Church for many years and has served as a worship volunteer for most of those years.  Nathan joined staff in 2021 as our Creative Arts Intern and will be finishing up his degree in May of 2022.  Nathan has served diligently before and after being on staff. God has gifted this guy with some amazing talents and you should probably get him to do your next family portraits.  

Elder Board

Travis Higgs

Lay Elder

Chris Curiel

Lay Elder

Ramón Silva

Lay Elder

Graydon Mears

Lay Elder

Johnny Griffin

Lay Elder

Thomas Weaver

Staff Elder

Daniel Duce

Staff Elder

Jesse Spradley

Staff Elder

Finance Team

                  Travis Higgs

                 Jesse Spradley

                    Kyle Willmon