Staff

  • Shannon Rutherford

    Director

    Shannon grew up in the metropolitan city of El Campo, TX. Her mascot was a Ricebird, and she is just as fun-loving yet mysterious. ?She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Baylor’s Truett Seminary. Shannon came to UH in 2016 after serving as BSM director at South Plains College in Levelland, TX and College Minister at University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She loves to cook, watch documentaries about things people will never ask her about, and gardening.
    You can contact her via carrier pigeon or email: uhbsmdirector@gmail.com

  • Shima Burke

    Administrative Assistant

    Shima was born and raised in Iran. She came to the US to pursue her degree and came to follow Jesus while there through the Tech BSM. Shima graduated in 2018 from Texas Tech University in Multidisciplinary Studies concentrating on Human Development and family Studies and Women’s Studies.

    She like watching movies, listening to the music and hanging out with family and friends. Shima considers herself a sociable person who loves to know new people and learn about every culture. She would love to spread the words of God and sees herself responsible since she grasped how people’s lives would be changed knowing Christ.

  • Xuehua?“Snowflower” ?Dong

    Assistant Director

    Snowflower grew up in Harbin, China. Through a series of life events and the testimony of her grandmother, Snowflower started following Jesus in her teens.

    She studied Accounting at Harbin Institute of Technology. Through serving in her church in China, Snowflower felt called to ministry and came to Southwestern Seminary to pursue a Masters of Arts and Christian Education. She graduated in December 2017 and came on staff thatApril. She enjoys reading, shopping, and sharing the Gospel with others.

  • Lucas Olivares

    Assistant Director

    Howdy! Lucas grew up in Brownsville, Texas. He has spent the last 5 years in Kingsville, College Station, and now Houston. Being converted at age 20, he immediately felt a calling to work for God but did not know what that looked like. After changing his major from Nuclear Engineering to Religious Studies, he better understood what he was called to: vocational ministry. He loves the Bible and will pretty much do anything as long as it’s productive. Lucas’ favorite movies are Ratatouille and Braveheart, and if he were to travel anywhere in the world right now it would be Rome or Boston.
  • Hannah Murray

    Campus Missionary Intern

    Hannah has been at the BSM since Spring 2020! She?graduated from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in December of 2019 with a degree in Christian Studies! She is originally from Arlington, Texas. When she was seven years old her family moved to South Asia and lived there for twelve years. She is passionate about missions and about helping students live a life on mission for the Lord! Go Coogs!

  • Lavendar Williams

    Campus Ministry Intern
    Lavendar is originally from Harker Heights, Texas but recently graduated from Texas A&M University where she studied genetics and biochemistry. In her spare time she loves traveling and meeting new people! She also loves spending time with friends and is always up to talk about Jesus! Howdy!

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