Our Team

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Founder/ Senior Pastor

Lee Rios

Lee’s journey has been nothing short a miracle, from sexual abuse, rejection, broken marriage, pornography, addiction, physical violence, and depression. Many believed Lee would have ended up in prison or dead, that was until he was introduced to the love of Jesus Christ. The process has been amazing and painful, but worth the freedom that he now possesses. Lee Identifies himself as a world changer, and walks in unity with the Father as a son. His desire is to see people’s lives transformed by sharing the love of the Father  which brings people into sonship.  Lee serves as Senior Pastor overseeing Emerge Ministries, does itinerant speaking and is prophetic voice for this generation. He also offers inner-healing and counsel  sessions.

Founder/Senior Pastor

Vanessa Rios

Vanessa Rios began her ministry humbly within the precious walls of her home. After experiencing abandonment and years of self abuse her marriage and motherhood would lead her to truly know the Father that saved her as a child. 

She now stands as an overcomer of many trials and longs to bring people through the same fire that has refined her. She serves as Senior Pastor overseeing Emerge, leads worship, offers deliverance/inner healing counsel, and leads an abuse support group online. 

Pastor and Author Melissa Urtiaga

The life of Melissa Urtiaga has many branches which include being a wife, mother, teacher, author, and pastor. Melissa, also is on our worship team and helps with our children's ministry. She is known as "the Hug Ministry" for Emerge. Her life's passion is sharing God's love and Word with others. You can find out more about her children's book, "Trained Up - A Book About Trusting God" on her Facebook author page @Melissa Urtiaga Author or to purchase click the link above. 

Pastor Jack 


Jack and Christina were called to be Missionaries to the US church during a Heidi Baker conference and answered that call. Delivered from a stronghold of drugs these two had encounters that radically changed the course of their lives. Now their desire is for the whole world to know King Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit given to us as the seal of our salvation.They believe they will see the whole body Of Christ walk in Unity not in doctrines, beliefs, or head knowledge but in The Unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace unified in the Name of King Jesus. 

Pastors Vince and Mahealani Morn

Vince and Mahe are both native to Honolulu, Hawaii and were baptized at Magic Island Beach Park before feeling the call of God to move to San Antonio in 2008. They are the parents of four beautiful children and began to walk along side of Emerge Ministries in 2016. Vince is called to pastor and  evangelize and Mahe walks along side of him in prophetic intercession. Together they have the heart to show people their true identity, healing, loving, and reaching those that are in the wilderness.  

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Emerge Ministries

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13791 US Hwy 87 W. 

La Vernia, Tx. 78121