Board of Directors


Mission Connex develops Christian leaders to have a devotion to prayer, to personally share the Gospel, to develop discipling relationships through bible studies, to start new churches, to exercise compassion to those in need, and trains existing churches and organizations to practice the same. 

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Jerry Vineyard has been the Senior Pastor of Under Over Fellowship since the church started in 2011

Alan Armstrong

Alan, his wife Candice, and children Tate and Olivia have called Conroe home for over 10 years. During that time, Alan has served and Student Pastor, Pastor of Assimilation and Church Life, and now Associate Pastor of FBC Conroe. Alan loves the local church and the role it plays in equipping the body of Christ to do God's work locally and globally. Alan has a BBA in Management from Baylor University, a MACE in Student Ministry from Dallas Baptist University, and is currently is the disseration phase of a PhD in Leadership at Dallas Baptist University. In his free time, what little there is right now, Alan enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son's baseball team, watching his daughter learn and grow as a dancer, and pretending he's a good golfer.

Shirley McDonald

Shirley McDonald was born in Texas and grew up in eastern New Mexico where her dad pastored. She received her associates degree in general secretary from Eastern New Mexico University and worked for several years in that field. She later graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in education. Shirley enjoyed teaching ESL and reading to students for 31 years. Shirley has been actively involved in Woman’s Missionary Union all of her life: teaching G.A.s (Girls in Action), Mission Friends and Youth on Mission; serving on the Erath Associational WMU Leadership Team; and participating in mission trips. She served as president of WMU of Texas from 2014-2019 and is now Recording Secretary for National WMU. Shirley enjoys reading, singing, writing and laughing.

Bryan Tantzen
Associate Director
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Bryan combines a passion for business and Chrisitan missions work.  He has worked over 20 years as an executive including in the Internet of Things (IoT) at Cisco Systems helping leading manufacturing, utility, and transportation companies become more efficient leveraging new technologies, as a Vice President at i2 Technologies working to transform supply chains, and before that at McKinsey & Company in strategy consulting.  


Bryan speaks Japanese and has served in and led short-term missions work in many countries around the world including in Japan, Brazil, Moldova, Nicaragua, and the US.  Bryan attends Tallowood Baptist church, has an MBA from Wharton, and is currently pursuing a part-time masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Genaro Torres

Genaro was called to be a pastor at an established church called Iglesia Bautista Alana Lane since 2014. He has studied at a biblical institute and retrieved a certificate in biblical studies in 2018. Genaro has a wife named Araceli and 3 beautiful children. He has been a construction worker for 23 years. Genaro has a passion for discipleship and the mission ministry and has done missions work in Dominican Republican, Costa Rica, and Panama.