Ryan Lokkesmoe [pronounced lox-mōh] grew up in the Dallas area where he met his wife Ashley in their high school youth group. They were married in 2006 and have two kids, Luke and Nora. Prior to Real Hope, Ryan served in a variety of ministry roles including youth, worship, and small group ministries.


Ryan earned his PhD in New Testament at the University of Denver, and his Master’s degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He teaches as an adjunct professor at a local seminary, and is the author of three books:  Paul and His Team: What the Early Church Can Teach Us About Leadership and Influence (Moody Publishers), Blurry: Bringing Clarity to the Bible (CLC Publications), and Finding Onesimus: Recovering the Story of a First-Century Fugitive Slave (Dissertation, University of Denver).  Ryan has also written bible study curricula for LifeWay and academic articles for the Lexham Bible Dictionary. 


Ryan loves books, music, history, and follows current events closely. More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his family. Click here to check out Ryan's website.


Jenny Jones believes Houston is the best city on the planet and that is why she has never left! She met her husband, Chad, and added four children to their family all while living in this great city. Before starting her role as the Executive Pastor at Real Hope, Jenny served in full time ministry since 2005.

She earned her BA in Christianity and Political Science from Houston Baptist University and her Master’s in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. She has guest posted on various ministry and leadership blogs and authored Too Blessed to Say Yes (CLC Publications).

In her not-so-free time, she enjoys doing Crossfit and binge watching Netflix – generally not both at the same time. She also has an odd obsession with presidential history and has a goal of visiting every presidential library in her lifetime. And finally, she hopes that despite reading this bio you still give Real Hope Community Church a try! Click here to check out Jenny's blog. 


Percy Hudson was born in Dallas, TX, but spent the majority of his life growing up east of Dallas with his adopted family in a small town calls Wills Point. He met his wife, Marin, at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. They were married in 2013 and now have their first child, Knox. Percy has been involved in ministry since 2007, leading and training others in Worship, Small Groups, and Next Generation ministries.

Percy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Church History at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and is looking forward to pursuing further education in the near future.  

Percy enjoys listening to and playing music, watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, board games, and being around other people.  Click here to check out Percy's blog. 


Caleb Petticrew was born and raised in southwest Houston. His greatest passion has been music and songwriting since he was four years old, and has been serving in churches since he was a preteen.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree for Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry from the College of Biblical Studies. It's his desire at Real Hope to encourage people to delight in the knowledge of God, and freely worship in spirit and truth that comes from faith and love for God.

Caleb enjoys songwriting and learning to master as many musical instruments as he can, storytelling, visiting museums, losing at games, watching movies of (almost) all sorts, and attending and playing concerts.



Eian Garcia was born in Rosenberg, TX.  He married his wife Leslie in 1999 and they have two children, Maegan and Eithan.  Eian has served in ministry since 2011 in different roles including children and youth ministries.  

Eian is currently enrolled in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a degree in biblical studies.   

In his free time, Eian loves spending time with his family, watching movies, and going on long runs.  He loves cars, music, and even plays a little guitar. 



Kate Baker is from Bastrop, Texas, and has been active in Church her whole life. She moved to the Houston area in 2013, where she has been involved in various churches.

At 17, Kate received a call to ministry while attending a youth conference. That call has already manifested in several ways, including worship and youth ministries. Kate’s heartbeat is to invest in young people, helping them serve, grow, and find a sense of belonging in the Church.

In addition to working at Real Hope, Kate teaches elementary art and music. She loves concerts, coffee, and calligraphy.  Check out her blog.