• 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 30 years to Renee' Swindle Barrera. I have two grown children, Andrew and Anna, and a daughter-in-law, Christina. I'm the proud new grandpa of Matthew. 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

  • 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 colaborate with our staff to enhance our overall worship experience. I am also a 7 year 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. Yes, I answer the phones and smile when anyone walks through the door and spend countless hours glued to a computer screen working on getting the weekly bulletin just right, that and so much more. I keep in regular contact with our members to both update phone numbers and take down prayer requests. I listen to those who need someone to talk to and I hunt down that pair of glasses you left in the auditorium during worship. I do that and everything in between. That's a full-time job.


    Interesting Facts About Me: I am a mother of two wonderful boys. I have resided in Jasper, AL for 14 years. I am originally from Illinois and moved to Alabama when I was 17 years old.


    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. My children are involved in the Youth and Children’s Ministry and call The Trace their home. 


    A Few Of My Favorite Things: My family, going to the beach & the lake, enjoying the outdoors.


    Contact Jennifer by email at: jrhegness@wtcofc.org