Meet the Team

Josh Collins, Ministry Director of Family Discipleship

Josh was born in Georgia and his family moved to San Antonio, TX in 1989.  Josh attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a BBA in Finance in 2002. He later received a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He met his wife, Kim, Sophomore year at A&M and they have been married for 12 years with three beautiful children. Josh has worked in the Wealth Management business for over 11 years and is currently a Sr. Adviser with Amegy Bank’s Private Wealth Services Group. In the church Josh has served as a teacher, deacon, committee chairman, Minister of Education, missions team leader, and currently serves as the Teaching Elder for The Crossing Community Church of Bulverde. Both Kim and Josh served on mission teams to East Asia seeking to reach an Unreached People Group with the Gospel.

They started Veritas & Vita seeking to train and equip individuals and organizations to live a life of biblical life-on-life discipleship. As the Director of Family Discipleship it is Josh’s passion to train and equip parents and churches on the biblical teaching regarding the obligation and privilege of parents to disciple their children in the faith.

Jeffrey Samplaski, Ministry Director of Missions and Teen/College

Jeffrey is a Texas native, born in Austin and spent several years in McAllen throughout his childhood. Due to God’s calling, his family moved to Alabama during his freshmen year of High School. This season of his life lead to his answering of God’s call to ministry. Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University and a Master of Arts in Religion and Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his call to ministry during his junior year of college as he worked with students at his home church in Alabama. He currently serves as the Youth Minister at Churchill Baptist Church in San Antonio. Jeffrey feels God used this period of his life to really burn into his heart the idea that students are the future of the church, as well as a fundamental piece of the puzzle of the body of Christ. It is Jeffrey’s desire to witness an awakening in the hearts of students on a global scale as well as train them to fearlessly share the gospel with the world! Jeffrey has a heart for the nations as well. He has travelled to globe taking the Gospel to people who have never heard. His passion for reaching those who are unreached fuels his leadership in the V&V church collaboration to reach the M-People and the LZ-People.

Rick Elizondo, Ministry Director of Adult Home and Workplace

Bio coming soon!

Kim Collins, Ministry Administrator

Kim was born and raised in Austin, TX. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a BBA in Management. Kim worked in the financial services industry for 4 years until having her first child and has raised children at home since while working in the various ministries that God has called them to. She also currently teaches her two sons as they attend a collaborative academy. Kim has led in AWANAs, MOPs, Young Family ministry, and other ministries. She currently serves as the Ministry Administrator for Veritas & Vita where she provides diligent support in helping all aspects of the ministry succeed. Kim has served on the mission field in East Asia taking the Gospel to the unreached and provides the logistical platform for all V&V teams to do the same on every trip. She also serves as the Administrator for The Crossing Community Church of Bulverde.

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