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Rio Texas

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Location Dates Mission Type
Rio TX Local Option A July 12 - 16, 2020 Mixed Age
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Completed 6th-12th Grade

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U.M. ARMY Re-Imagined Due to COVID-19 May 12, 2020 — National

U.M. ARMY Re-imagined! The U.M. ARMY Staff and Board Members have been working for quite a while to ensure that you will still have a mission opportunity this summer. We believe God is still calling…

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Youth Advisory Board

Each year U.M. ARMY-Rio TX is blessed by the selfless time and gifts that our youth advisory board members (aka YABbers) provide.

YABbers attend two mission opportunities  each summer – one with their home church and another as a peer leader. Each day they train in a different leadership position, learning the skills and gaining the experience necessary to lead every aspect of the mission week.

Our goal is that these students will one day be directors!

Potential YABbers must meet the requirement of attending at least one year of High School U.M. ARMY and then go through an application process which includes recommendations from their youth pastor.

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Youth Advisory Board:

  • U.M. ARMY Edna:  Mattie Morrison
  • U.M. ARMY Mixed Age at Bandera:  Anna Hajek and Matthew Ortiz
  • U.M. ARMY La Grange:  Reagan Palacio
  • U.M. ARMY Victoria:  Abby Tirey
  • BASIC Gonzales:  Madison Jacoby
  • BASIC Mission:  Haley Ellis
  • BASIC San Antonio:  Ethan Surdy and Kiley Allen
  • U.M. ARMY Brackettville:  Parker Alsup

2018 Rio TX YAB

Board of Directors

Name Title Contact
Brian Smith Executive Director
Jenny Monahan Regional Director
Jason Surdy President
Vanessa Tirey Vice President
Grace Galiga Secretary
Heidi Stone Treasurer
Bonnie Bevers
Aiden Diaz
John Duke
David Griffith
Joy Hall
Jackie Morgan
Devon Spence
Laura Hewett Becker National Board Representative
Vanessa Tirey National Board Representative
Jay Watson National Board Representative
Adam Knapp Advisory Committee
Jennifer Vastardis Business Manager
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