Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson

Senior Pastor

Our senior pastor is Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson. Rev. Hudson is also part of the adjunct faculties of Brite Divinity School on the campus of Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. 

Rev. Hudson holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Texas in Speech Communication & Theater Arts, a Master of Divinity, Cum Laude, from Perkins School of Theology, and holds an earned Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Educational Administration. She has used her education and spiritual gifts to lead a large membership church, a renewing church, a mega-church, an online church and a new church start, allowing a breadth of understanding of church life, leadership and worship.

Rev. Hudson serves on the Board of Trustees at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the Chair of the Board of Convergence, an organization leading and inspiring the Progressive Christian movement in the United States. Most recently Rev. Hudson has joined the South Central Conference New Church Start Committee and Chairs the North Texas Association, Committee on Ministry. She also serves as a consultant on new church starts and church mergers for Convergence.

Jo is married to Stephanie Hudson, a criminal defense attorney, and is the proud parent of Sydney Hudson.

Rev. Yadi Martinez

Associate Pastor / Youth Minister

Yadi Martinez is a bilingual Latinx gender non-conforming artist. Yadi was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Yadi is a certified facilitator in the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum, which provides comprehensive sexuality education for young people.  Yadi recently graduated from Brite Divinity School and after serving as a licensed minister for New Churc, was recently ordained a as a minister with the United Church of Christ and installed as an associate pastor for New Church.

Yadi also serves as the LGBTQIA Unconscious Bias Awareness Facilitator with ten+ years of experience working with young people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area. Their work includes using arts and networking skills to create community events, retreats, leadership conferences, and safe spaces.

James Zackey

Lead Musician