Ms. Bautista serves Rio as the work coordinator, testing facilitator, and teaches pre-algebra. She also coaches the Lady Spartans varsity volleyball team. Ms. Bautista loves working at Rio because she is able to engage with students at all times and can support young people as they go through the whirlwind that is high school. Also, she has the opportunity to teach and talk openly about God which is a huge blessing.
Ms. Bautista is drawn to youth ministry because she deeply believes they are our next leaders and have endless passion and potential. The moments that bring her joy when working with young people include spending time with and learning more about them, teaching them something new or making something more understandable for them, and seeing them be excited about things they are passionate about.
At Rio, Ms. Bautista has enjoyed kayaking down the river, hanging out with friends and students, and playing volleyball. Currently, she is a “plant mama” and has over 25 pots filled with various succulents and plants in her apartment. She enjoys baking, watching tv, and going for walks around the loop. She thrives in organization and routines. Ms. Bautista enjoys working at Rio because of the beautiful campus and family environment among staff and students.