Shellie joined the staff in 2010. Prior to serving as Executive Director, Shellie held the Director of Children's Education and Senior Director of Education positions on staff. She holds a Bachelor of English from The University of Mississippi and a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology. Shellie has experience in youth ministry and teaches with The Academy for Missional Wisdom. In addition, she is a member of the Leadership ISD Class of 2017. Shellie has a passion for justice, is a life-long learner, and has a gift for building community among diverse groups of people.
Rachel oversees grant writing, reporting, and fundraising operations. Prior to joining Wesley-Rankin, she was with ChildCareGroup for five years where she helped grow their private fundraising department. Prior to working at ChildCareGroup, she was with the Museum of Biblical Art where she gave tours and coordinated fundraising events. She received her Bachelor’s in History from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington.
Community Engagement Manager
Prior to WRCC, Severina had the privilege of managing volunteers and community relations with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, and the Perot Museum. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science in Criminology from Texas A&M Commerce. In her spare time, Severina enjoys reading and writing novels, quilting, and exploring hidden gems in Dallas with her family. Severina is thrilled to be a part of Wesley-Rankin Community Center and supporting West Dallas.
Tina Mendez joined the staff of Wesley-Rankin in 2017. Tina has experience in office management, business operations and has served as a bilingual educator in DISD schools. She holds several certificates, one of which is a Community Health Worker certification. Tina has a heart for learning and educating others.
Director of Children's Education
Natalie joined the staff first as a summer intern in both 2013 and 2014. Natalie quickly fell in love with the children and families of West Dallas. She continued to stay connected as she finished her Bachelor degree from the University of San Diego in Sociology, with a concentration in Community, Urbanization, and Culture. In addition, Natalie holds a National Certification in Nonprofit Management. She is a graduate of the Hockaday School in Dallas and considers this great city her home.
Director of Adult Education
Job joined the staff in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, a Bachelor of Charitable Services from The International College of Christian Ministries, and a Master on Public Health from the University of Maryland. Job is fluent in Creole, Spanish, and English. He has plublished research in the area of Public Health, worked in community development in Chile, and has a strong commitment to faith as central to growth and change.
Rachel has been serving in West Dallas through volunteer efforts and other non-profit roles since 2011. She loves this community and the many friends here who have shaped and changed her life for the better. A Wisconsin native, she graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. After more than a decade of youth ministry experience, she is excited to join the team at Wesley-Rankin and the local community leaders to help create opportunities for thriving.
Senior Program Coordinator
Elizabeth joined the staff of Wesley-Rankin in January 2018. Having knowledge of the nutrition needs for senior citizens and the creative skills to meet those needs, Elizabeth brings much life and health to the senior program on campus. She can often be found baking sugar free items in the kitchen and participating in the daily activities of the program such as dancing and art. Elizabeth is a former member of the Leadership Council at Wesley-Rankin.
Youth Education Associate
Juan works directly with high schoolers at the Center. Juan brings an element of familiarity and relationship with many of the students in the program as well as their families being that Juan is a former Dreamer and DACA recipient. Along with his work for Wesley-Rankin, Juan is a church plant intern for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Prior to working at WRCC, he was the Youth Director for Iglesia Mi Casa De Oracion in East Dallas. With the roots of his ministry starting in high school, Juan brings experience of over 10 years in working in different settings with youth. Juan currently attends the University of Texas at Arlington, majoring in education with a focus on Mexican-American studies.
George joined the Wesley-Rankin team in 2016. George wears many hats at the Center, from driving the seniors to installing ceiling tiles. He finds great joy in building relationships with those who gather here. If you ever need a smile, a conversation about the Dallas Cowboys or to be immersed in kindness, George is your contact.
Community Relations Coordinator
Hugo was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and was raised in Los Angeles, CA. After moving to Chicago, IL, Hugo pursued urban church planting. Past experience in church leadership with children, youth and adult ministry as well as his natural charisma in community outreach contribute to his ability to build valuable relationships and connect well with others. Hugo is a part of the Path One community of the United Methodist Church.
Delia Cruz Nochebuena
Delia’s interest in her own identity as daughter to a Mexican mother and Bolivian father encouraged her to pursue a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Starting in August 2017, her passion for service resulted in becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA for the BGC of Geneva where she designed an apprenticeship aimed to empower youth by teaching employment skills. Delia's experience in Geneva,NY inspired her to give back to the community who supported her dreams from the very beginning. Delia now hopes to encourage Dallas' children and youth as part of the Children’s Education team at Wesley-Rankin the same way so many others encouraged her.