Cara began serving as preschool ministry director at the Sienna Campus of Houston’s First in 2014. Prior to coming on staff, Cara volunteered in the preschool ministry at the Loop Campus beginning in 2003, and later taught the 3-year-old class at the Sienna Campus since its launch in 2013.
As preschool ministry director, Cara coordinates First Friends Life Bible Study on Sunday morning for Birth-PreK 4 children, Mission Friends on Wednesday nights and childcare for Women's Bible Study. Cara is also staff liaison for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and WOW (Worship Our Way) choir for children at the Sienna Campus. These roles support families with preschoolers by ensuring that they learn about the Lord in a safe, loving environment.
Cara married Pete in 2005, and they have two young sons. She graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and with an Master of Education in administration from the University of Houston. Originally from Pennsylvania, Cara moved to Houston as a Teach for America corp member, teaching middle school for seven years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.