Our Family Mission
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Steven Rendon’s passion and enthusiasm for music ministry and serving others was enkindled by his devoted Catholic mother at a very young age. However, his formal ministry would not begin until college when he joined a youth choir, and met a strong Catholic influence. She became a second mom and spiritual director for him. Steven realized that ministry is more of a way of life and a path to help others on their faith journey. He is grateful to share this journey with his wife, Jessica.
In college, Steven received honors in academics and music, such as Academic All-American, the United States Congressional Letter of Recognition for his performance in the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls“, and from the New Mexico State Senate. Through Eastern New Mexico University, Steven was able to put his interest in Music Technology into practice through recording and producing various ensemble performances throughout the United States and Europe.
In his early music career, Steven was the saxophone player for an award-winning Funk Band in Lubbock, Texas. After entering college, he began to take voice lessons and focused on developing his tenor voice. He has had the blessing of working with many gifted vocal instructors and opportunities to perform the roles of “Jimmy ‘Thunder’ Early” in the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” and “Poo-Bah” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “The Mikado“.
Steven currently works for St. Matthew Catholic Church, which is one of the largest Catholic Churches in San Antonio, Texas. Working at the parish level, Steven is able to encounter opportunities to serve a larger part of the community. He is grateful to be the Young Adult Ensemble Director for St. Matthew, which is an auditioned group of musicians who provide sacred and contemporary music for Mass, praise and worship nights, retreats, and other Eucharistic centered events. Having over ten years of experience as a Liturgical Ensemble Director, he has launched a mission to produce quality music and musicians within the Catholic Church.
Steven plans to promote and develop music leadership for parishes that have yet to establish strong music ministries. Finding joy in all aspects of Pastoral Music Ministry, Steven answers the call to various parish needs from setting up new sound systems to coordinating Holy Hours for the faithful. He is blessed to be a Sacristan, a Eucharistic Minister and has achieved Level 1 Catechist Certification. Steven seeks to expand his music ministry to serve God by reaching more people and helping them develop their talents and establishing a network to encourage others to do the same. Have a question or comment for Steven? Click here to leave him a message.
Jessica Rendon began to hear God calling her to music ministry when she was 15 years old. After she began singing with her parish choir, the gift of music became very precious to her spirit. She is blessed to serve God in Music Ministry with her husband, Steven.
After attending New Mexico Junior College and Eastern New Mexico University, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Music with a minor in History. She has acquired Catechist Level 1 Certification, and teaches CCD at St. Matthew Catholic Church.
Jessica has traveled to perform in New York, Colorado, New Mexico, Vienna, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria. Her vocal repertoire includes Classical, Sacred, Opera, Operetta, Traditional, Contemporary, Christian, Jazz, and Soul. Jessica has had the opportunity to sing at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tobin Center in San Antonio, and the AT&T Center for the Spur’s National Anthem with the San Antonio MasterSingers.
Jessica has been involved with Music Ministry for over ten years, and Young Adult Ministry for four years. She has coordinated and assisted with retreats, dinners, fundraisers, service projects, conferences, and network events for young adults. Working with budding musicians has led her to give private lessons to young children and adults who are interested in learning beginning piano and voice. She provides free lessons, if possible, to those who are especially interested in Catholic music ministry.
Catholic evangelization and music ministry spurred Faith Rendered into existence, and Jessica hopes to share the Catholic faith to all those she encounters through music and ministry. Have a question or comment for Jessica? Click her to send her a message.