Rev. Wade Powell

Pastor Wade grew up in the middle of a cotton patch in Wall, TX. He graduated from Wall High School and Angelo State University where he received a BA in Communication.  During and after college he worked in television as an on-air personality as well as a producer. Later, he entered the finance industry where he worked for about 13 years before going into pastoral ministry.  Wade earned his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Ky, and is currently working on a Doctorate from Duke with an expected graduation in 2018.

Wade and his wife, Cindy, a native San Antonian, have 3 children, Afton, Sara, and Ethan. Wade and Cindy enjoy following their children in sports and other activities.

Julie Lawrence

Julie oversees our ministry to children and families and works to resource families to do discipleship at home. Prior to coming to Christ Fellowship Julie has worked as an Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry and as an elementary school teacher. She has both a Bachelors (Texas State) and Masters (UTSA) degree in education. She is married to Grant and they have three children, Jaedyn, Mallory, and Benjamin.

Rev. Charleen Burghardt

Charleen has worn many hats in life and at Christ Fellowship. She, her husband Walt and their son Kurt have been at Christ Fellowship from the beginning and they started the Youth Ministry program and led it to significant growth . She has her Master of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church appointed to CFUMC. She serves as a chaplain for Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, and does hospital visitation among other things for Christ Fellowship.

Rev. Johnny Silva

Johnny is our worship leader.  He is also the director of the San Antonio United Methodist Campus Ministry.  He enjoys long walks on the beach, movie quotes (especially Anchorman), sports, and connecting with students and faculty at San Antonio College (SAC), Trinity University, and University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) campuses. Johnny is an ordained minister in the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He and his wife Laura have two sons, Jackson and Knox.