Color Splash will promote an intentionally safe and brave space that welcomes all youth from our South Central Conference churches, and beyond - to other churches, denominations, all faiths or even no faith.

JUNE 16 - 19, 2022

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...UNTIL CAMP

Rev. Yadi Martinez Reyna

Director

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Yadi Martínez Reyna is a bilingual Latinx gender non-conforming artist, UCC Ordained Minister, and borderlander, born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. In addition to being an associate pastor for New Church, Yadi 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. Yadi is a certified facilitator in the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum, which provides comprehensive sexuality education for young people. 


Pastor Ali Lopez-Valcarcel

Workshop Leader - Co-Director

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Pastor Ali is a graduate of the UTRGV School of Social Work. There she earned a Master of Social Work. A graduate of Brite Divinity School, recipient of an MDiv. and a member on discernment at the United Church of Christ North Texas.

 

Ali served as a Chaplain Assistant in the US Army and as a lead pastor in the RGV for 5 years. Ali also served as an Associate Pastor at FUMC in Grapevine TX. Currently serves as Minister of Community Outreach and Sabbatical Pastor at Embrace UCC. Ali’s biggest passion is to share the expansive love and grace of God to all of God’s creation.


Rev. Nan Baker

Workshop Leader

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Nan is a bisexual UCC clergywoman and pastoral psychotherapist currently serving as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at NewChurch/Chiesa Nuova UCC in Dallas. Her ministry has focused on interfaith connection and social justice and is grounded in her lifelong practice of Zen Buddhism and her sense of humor. 


Joel Brotzman-Gonzales

Musician

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Joel Brotzman-Gonzales has been a spiritual leader in the LGBTQ+ community of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas for over 20 years. As a singer-songwriter, he often uses music as a vehicle for outreach and activism. He also enjoys writing, acting, directing, and photography. Joel lives in Harlingen, Texas with his husband Christopher and their four fur-children/


Aiden Nathanial Diaz

House Leader

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Aiden is a 29 year old graduate student currently living in Austin, Texas. He is a videographer, photographer and a musician. He is passionate about storytelling and loves to travel. Upon graduating Aiden wants to serve as a Chaplain.

 


Kristen Perkins Glover

Epic Games Coordinator / Talent Show and Drag Show Assistant

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My name is Kristen Perkins Glover. I'm currently a student at Brite Divinity School studying to become a Pastor in the United Methodist Church. I love a good chai tea latte, baked good, and book when I get a minute to myself in my current hometown of Lone Oak, TX. I bake almost weekly with my 3 year old as the helper/taste tester and my spouse who typically enjoys the fruit of our labors. Looking forward to seeing everyone at camp as I just retired from 10+ years of youth ministry and can't wait to hang out with young people older than my kiddo (y'all are much less dramatic and more eloquent, plus teenage games are SO much more fun than Bluey's keepy uppy or my seminary books). See you soon! Peace.


Eli Rodriguez

House Leader

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Currently a Graphic Design major at Texas A&M University Commerce. I am very chilled and easy going. I have been married now for 7 years to my wife. If you ask my wife, I am a kid in an adult body... I love video games, Call of Duty in particular, watching cartoons, watching anime, and listening to music of all kinds. My philosophy in life has been that it is too short so like Cyndi Lauper says, I just wanna have fun!