Our Team

Leadership is a crucial aspect to helping The STORY to grow in a healthy way. Over time, these people have shown a love of the Lord, a passion for our mission and a willingness to be part of a team who serves. Personally, I’m thankful to be among them. With that, they are also a pretty fun bunch! - Ray

BRITTANY BELTRAN (AKA TATER TOT) - THE KID'S MINISTRY POINT PERSON

I am the Point Person for the Kid's Ministry, and as part of the Kid's Team we want to guide children to put their faith in Jesus and teach them who God is and how He wants them to live.

How did you become part of The STORY?  I have been a part of The STORY Church for 9 years. We followed Ray and his family when he began his journey to start his own church, The STORY.

Family: I have been married to my husband, Vince, for three years. We have two adorable fur babies, Albus and Bellatrix. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so obviously my (fur) children would be named after my favorite characters!

Hobbies: I love to read books, especially Max Lucado books! I LOVE Harry Potter. I love arts and crafts, sewing, and drawing. I am also an expert at Guitar Hero!

Favorite quote/verse: "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it."  Matthew 16:24-25

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treat his inferiors, not his equals." -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Fun fact: I have known since the second grade that I was called to be a teacher.

 

CATHY MORPHEW - WOMEN'S SPIRITUAL DEVELOPEMENT POINT PERSON

I am the Women’s Point Person for spiritual development.  I help people with their spiritual growth and understanding of what it is to be a follower of Jesus Christ. This happens through growing in 3-vital relationships (the Lord, the church and others), studying and applying God's Word to our lives.

How did you become part of The STORY? I have been part of the STORY Church since the beginning!  My husband and I were a part of the first team that planted the church.

Family: I've been married to my wonderful husband, Mark, for 42 years. We have two sons, Micah (37) and David (33) and two amazing daughter-in-loves.

Hobbies: Traveling, decorating and spending time with my family and friends

Favorite Verses: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; who shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"Psalm 27:1-2  "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3

Fun Fact: I was a guest on "Good Morning Texas" Channel 8.

 

BRANDI FRY - PRE-SCHOOL POINT PERSON

I’m the Pre-school Point Person and I help create an environment where we help develop a first impression of our heavenly Father on the heart of our children.

How did you become part of The STORY?

I worked with Jazen, and found Ray had started a church. I have been with the Story Church since 2009.

Family : Wayne and I have been married for 15 years, we have a son, Wyatt, and our Beagle, Ella.

Hobbies: Reading, crafting, watching movies.

Favorite quote/verse: Faith Over Fear

Fun fact: I played flute for 7 years!


GABE RIVERA - MUSIC TEAM POINT PERSON

I am the Music Team Point Person and I help my team create an experience that goes beyond songs and connects attendees emotionally to the Lord and the church

How did you become part of The STORY? I have been part of The STORY Church for 8 years.  I knew Ray and Jazen from a another church and a few years later I ran into Ray at a coffee shop. So here we are.

Family:  I've been married to my Wife, Sara, for 6 years and we have 1 son, he is a blast.

Hobbies: Traveling, exercising, spending time with my family and friends, and I'm always looking to add to my guitar/amp collection.

Favorite Verses: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

Fun Fact: Anytime I'm in a new city I'm always interested in what kind of food they do best.(ie. italian beef, hot chicken, street tacos etc..)


VINCE BELTRAN - CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR

I help my team to create an incredible experience for every parent and child who takes part in our church gathering.

How long part of The STORY?  I have been a part of the STORY Church for 5 years now! I was first invited by my wife and her family.

Family: I have been married to Brittany since August 2015. We have two beautiful dogs, Albus and Bella.

Hobbies: My hobbies include playing any sport I can, spending time with family and friends, and listening to music.

Favorite quote/verse: Ephesians 2:10 "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

Fun fact: I played football from elementary school to college.

 

KERRY BRINKLEY - FINANCE DIRECTOR

I am the Director of Finance. I have a passion for numbers and organization and enjoy piecing puzzles together. These passions come together as I compile and distribute accurate and helpful informaiton to help the people of The STORY (and The STORY as a whole) to grow financially in a healthy way.

How did you become part of The STORY? I have been with the STORY for 7-8 years. I learned of The STORY from Ray Miranda during a conversation at our sons' soccer practice.  I have loved this STORY family ever since!

Family: Norm and I have been married 16 years and we have an amazing son, Scott (15). A beautiful Australian Shepherd thinks she is our second child.

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love my job and the people I get to spend each day with.  I have fun with any water based activity.

Favorite quote/verse: Thy will be done.

Fun fact:  I love listening to babies and children laugh and love to make dogs 'talk'.

 

JAZEN MIRANDA - GUEST SERVICES TEAM DIRECTOR

I am the Director of Guest Services and I help my team ensure that ALL guests and members feel valued with a sincere greeting, and friendly presence and a fond farewell.

How did you become part of The STORY? I have been part of the STORY Church since the beginning!  I had the privilege of being a part of the team that planted the church over nine years ago!

Family:  I've been married to my husband, Ray, for 17 years and we have 3 fantastic children.  Clayton (15), Cooper (12) and Belyn (6)

Traveling, reading (when I get the chance) and spending time with my family and friends

Favorite Verses: "Oh, how grateful and thankful I am to the Lord because He is so good." Psalm 7:17 "For He Who is mighty has done great things for me."  Luke 1:49

Fun Fact:  I danced on Ellen and I think Jello is gross!

 

RAY MIRANDA - PASTOR, COMMUNICATOR, SPIRITUAL DEVELOPEMENT AND PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

It is my privelege to help our church go further, faster by keeping the vision in front of us, guiding the direction and empowering others.

How did you become part of The STORY? On February 22nd, I felt the clear tug of my heart from the Lord to start The STORY alongside others.

Family: My wife Jazen and I married in 2001. We have three children ages (as of this writing) 15, 11 and 6.

Hobbies: Traveling and collecting car decals from each place we visit and sticking them on my RTIC ice chest. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching sports and doing things I’ve never done or things with people they've never done.

Favorite quote/verse: Psalm 116:1-2. Also, "Love hurts. Sure, not as much as jumping on a bicycle without a seat, but it hurts." - Leslie Nielsen

Fun fact: Messing with people might is one of my favorite things in the the world. Also, for a time I worked at The White House and I’ve dunked a basketball on a regulation rim.