• George Barrera

    Preaching Minister

    What I Do: I am the preaching minister at the Trace. My primary responsibilities are preaching and teaching the Word and working closely with our shepherds to formulate a vision for the future. I also work closely with our mission effort in San Vicente, B.C., Mexico.

    Interesting Facts About Me: I've been married for over 30 years to Renee' Swindle Barrera. I have two grown children, Andrew and Anna, and a daughter-in-law, Christina. I'm the proud grandpa of Matthew & Allison. I've watched a practice round at Augusta National. I attended George Strait's final tour in San Antonio. I sort of speak two languages. I am 6'0" (wink).

    I Choose To Worship At The Trace Because: I believe in the direction of our Church, and trust our shepherds. Most of all I love the people here! They love God! It's evident in how they worship, serve this community, and give generously to God's mission.

    A Few Of My Favorite Things: Family, playing all sports (as I age, mainly golf), following Spurs basketball, eating Mexican food with Renee', and playing with my dogs.

    Contact George by email at: gbarrera@wtcofc.org

  • Ryan Bush

    Youth & Family Minister

    What I do: I am the Youth and Family Minister at the Trace. I am married to Summer and have four daughters, Sadie, Emma, June and Laurel. We have served as missionaries in Nicaragua and as youth minister of the Stockdale Church of Christ in Texas. We are so glad to be serving alongside everyone here at the Trace and as a part of our community here in Walker County.

    Contact Ryan by email at: rbush@wtcofc.org   

  • Jason Azbell

    Worship Minister

    What I Do: I am the worship leader. My responsibilities include planning and leading worship on Sunday's and Wednesdays. I lead and direct our worship team and collaborate with our staff to enhance our overall worship experience. I am also an employee of the Walker Co. Health Dept.

    Interesting Facts About Me: I have been married to Nikki since 2000 and we have 4 children. I have an older, much stronger brother. I have been a forensic scientist, a high school biology and middle school science teacher, and I served in full time youth ministry for four years. I can water and snow ski. I have been a lifeguard, and coach of basketball, soccer, and track and now 4 yr. old tee ball. I officiate high school basketball and hope to officiate at higher levels one day. I love going on mission trips. I have served overseas in Grand Cayman, Honduras, and Mexico.

    I Choose To Worship At The Trace Because: At first, we attended because we were welcomed by happy, friendly people. Now, we attend because we are family with and "do life" with them.

    A Few Of My Favorite Things: Fall weather, Alabama football, singing, and family.

    Contact Jason by email at: jazbell09@att.net

  • Jennifer Rhegness

    Administrative Assistant

    What I Do: Being a secretary at a church is so much different than anywhere else.  I answer the phones and smile when anyone walks through the door to spending hours getting everything just right for all worship services and events. 

    Interesting Facts About Me: I am a mother of two wonderful boys. I am originally from Illinois before moving to Alabama.

    I Choose To Worship At The Trace Because: I felt a bond with the members at Woodland Trace the first time I visited and have attended here since and call The Trace our home. 

    Contact Jennifer by email at: jrhegness@wtcofc.org