Wayne has been a BSM director in Texas since 1994 and director at Texas State since 2011. He is the father of two amazing daughters and the husband of one incredible wife. His passion is to see the change that God brings in the lives of college students who go “all in” to follow Christ and to see how God influences the world through them. Wayne enjoys reading, playing disc golf, and generally enjoys throwing and catching things. He received his doctorate in 2015 from Hardin-Simmons University, his Masters degree in 1994 from Southwestern Seminary, and his BA in 1989 from Stephen F. Austin. God used the BSM at SFA to alter the course of his life.
Hi, I’m Kiley! I’m 25 years old and I am from Coral Springs, Florida. I graduated from Texas State with an Agricultural Business degree. I enjoy being outside and hanging out with my friends. I can’t wait to teach you how to play Spikeball! Growing up I believed in God, but it wasn’t until college when I heard what Jesus had personally done for me. I was discipled and encouraged through the BSM community to follow Christ and serve Him for the the rest of my life. I’m looking forward to growing and serving with you this year!
Hi! I’m Rachel. I’m 23, from Lumberton, Texas and I have a bachelor’s degree from TXST in Sociology. I love to dance, write, and cross-stitch. I grew up in church, but didn’t really take action in my faith until college when I learned how to share my faith with others. I’m so excited to get to know you this year!
Hey! I’m Cole Martin, I’m 22 years old with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science, and I am from Temple, Texas. I enjoy getting outside and playing soccer as well as spending time with my dog, Holly. I did not grow up involved in church, and instead found God in my time in high school. However, it was not until college that I truly learned what it meant to live as a follower of Jesus. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and cannot wait to see how God works in all of us this upcoming year!
Hey! I’m Haley Rains, 22, with a degree in Communication Studies, and I am from Wylie, TX! In my free time I love to play sports, to be outside, and to read. I came to know Jesus as my savior at a young age, but I learned how to follow him when I was in college. I am praying for the incoming freshmen to find meaningful community where they will be shown the love of Christ.
Hello there! I'm David Johnson. I'm 22 years old, I graduated last year in Electrical Engineering. I grew up all over the place, but my family lives in Seguin now. I enjoy reading, drinking coffee, and spending time with my friends, doing whatever. I grew up as a pastor's kid and missionary so I've been part of the church all my life; it wasn't till I got to college and joined the BSM that I realized I needed to take my faith seriously and model Christ in all parts of my life. Welcome to Texas State, I'm looking forward to meeting you! P. S. Get ready for the hills.
Hey! I'm Morgan, 23, and I'm from Round Rock, Texas. I recently got my degree in Special Education at Texas State. I really enjoy being with people anywhere outdoors! I 'm a huge fan of scones, deep conversations, soccer, and karaoke. As I was discipled and encouraged through BSM my freshman year, God revealed his gracious gospel to me and I became a Christ follower! I'm so excited to get to know you, grow with you, and see how the Lord works this year!
Hi! I'm Mark and I am 27. I'm from Pfulgerville, Texas and I graduated from Texas State with a degree in electrical engineering. I enjoy videogames (specifically Smash Bros), basketball, and I've recently been learning guitar! God's grace saved me during my second year of college. My hope and prayer for you this semester is to be a part of community where people genuinely love you and you can grow closer to God together.
Hi I’m Jackie!! I’m 23, I graduated from Texas State with a degree in Elementary education and I’m from Kyle, TX! I love running, spending time outside (preferably near the river) and being with people. I grew up in Church but it wasn’t until I was 19 that I actually decided to follow Jesus and since then He has completely transformed my life! I pray that God will fill you with peace as you enter this new season of life and that He’ll allow me to be a part of it. I can’t wait to meet you!
Hello, I'm Kelly Opiela, I received my degree in photography in 1999. This fall I will be celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary to Scott. He is a 2003 graduate from Texas State University. I have two teenagers Cameron (16) and Kendall (14). I live in Wimberley but grew up in Manchaca (South of Austin). I enjoy crafting, hiking, camping, gardening and being with my family. Before BSM I was a Children's Ministry Director in Kyle. I'm blessed to be on my new journey with BSM. I look forward to meeting you and watching your journey with BSM.