The entire Collin staff will work together at all three campuses.
Garrett is husband to an amazing wife, Erika, and dad to a sweet chunky baby, Jack. In addition to ministry he also works as a professor of sociology at Collin College. He has a passion for woodworking, sports, and writing. He finds campus ministry deeply rewarding and plans to stay in it his whole life.
Danielle Rodriguez Clark
Danielle graduated from UTD twice and began working as a Speech-Language Pathologist, which she still does half-time. She is back on the Collin team after a few years in Denton. She enjoys long walks with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Ginger. She can often be found napping with her cat, Emmie, or folding people’s laundry. She loves doing ministry with college students because of their enthusiasm and passion!
Pedro was born in a tiny town in Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of 6. It took 3 years of bilingual classes for him to learn English, and now he can’t stop talking about his love for the Lord and his work on the college campuses. After two years at Collin College, he got a degree from UNT. Nowadays, you can find him on a walk at a nature trail, trying to find a place to charge his car, or learning how to love his wife Kristen. He’s looking forward to many more years at Collin where the Lord first opened his eyes to the plentiful harvest field.
Kristen joined the Denton team after graduating from the University of North Texas in 2017. She became a Christian while in FOCUS as a student, and has been excited about what God’s doing through campus ministry ever since! In her free time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks that are narrated by people with Scottish accents and hanging out with Pedro.
Erin was born and raised in Plano, Texas. She first attended Collin College in 2014 and was initially invited to FOCUS by a good friend. Originally, she was not interested. But, after many invites, she went and hasn’t stopped going since! After a couple great years at Collin College, she moved to Denton and graduated from UNT. She is excited to have a fresh start, help UTD students navigate their faith, and support them through their college years! Erin’s favorite things include bean burritos from Taco Bueno, sparkling water, and doing (poor) impressions of her friends.
Adriana immigrated from Mexico to the United States along with her family at the age of 3. The goal was to find a better future, one that included a stable and high salary career. This better future took her to Texas Woman’s University in Denton where she discovered the importance of being a committed disciple. Three years later, she graduated with a dual degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing and landed her dream job at The Michael’s Company as a Product Coordinator. Over the next 2 years, she kept ties with the FOCUS community, and has decided to come back with us full-time as a pastoral apprentice at Collin College!
After moving 10 times growing up, Jacy has planted herself in DFW with her husband, Alex. Her time in FOCUS at UNT gave her a family away from home, which she hopes to help bring to students on the Collin campuses as an apprentice this year. She’s excited to take classes and get to know people, but if she misses her daily cup of coffee, you might catch her daydreaming about eating pizza or having a pet goat.
Austin grew up in an old dirt town named Lucas, and started attending Collin College in 2010. He was searching and praying to find a Godly community, and his prayers were answered when a student introduced him to FOCUS. His relationship with the Lord has been growing ever since. Austin finally left Collin (after MANY semesters) and transferred to Texas A&M Commerce where he graduated with a B.S. in General Studies. Austin is pumped to give back at Collin through the apprenticeship, and will spend his free time pigging out on tacos, telling dad jokes, and pretending he can rap in his Jeep.