St. Louis, MO
Melo and his wife Nicole met in Orlando where they were saved by Jesus, served, and led together in college ministry for a few years. They have been married for 9 years and have three beautiful children. Melo Sauval is currently a church planting resident at Mosaic Church in Orlando, and he is working on a Master Of Divinity in church planting from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Melo and Nicole love Orlando and are excited to plant a church that will glorify God and expand his family by making disciples.
Manuel and Jenna Sanchez were married in 2010 and have lived for ten years in Joliet, Illinois. Manuel served on the pastoral team at Gospel Life Church as an intern overseeing Spanish ministry, teaching, and leading a small group. In 2013 the family moved to Iglesia Camino al Cielo, a Joliet Spanish speaking church in need of a bi-vocational pastor. For the past 7 years, Manuel has shepherded this church and so appreciates the privilege it has been to serve Christ together with them. Manuel and Jennifer have four children: Josue, Noemi, Natan, and Salome. Manuel currently attends New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The Sanchez family has relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. While in Atlanta, Manuel and Jenna will join Gospel Hope Church to train and partner with Gospel Hope for church planting in the Dominican Republic.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Jeremy and Victoria have been married for 9 years and have one adorable daughter, Eleanor Belle. For the past ten years, Jeremy has served on staff at Biltmore Church—the first five in college ministry and the past five as campus pastor. Jeremy will also be graduating with his M. Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary December 2020. The Woods’ are eager to engage college students and families as they plant in the rapidly growing Myrtle Beach area where they will labor to see the Great Commission multiply to and through the Grand Strand.
West Palm Beach, FL
Jeremy and Angelica Barahona both earned an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (and they got married a week after graduation!) Prior to being part of the residency, Jeremy was an associate pastor at The Brook, a multiethnic church on the northwest side of Chicago, and Angelica worked at World Relief Chicago with Asylum seekers. With deep roots in South Florida, the Barahonas are excited to join the work God is already doing to bring holistic transformation through the Gospel!