“I was raised in a home that did not discuss church or Christ but rather focused on Hispanic culture,” shares Professor Wendy Mendez. “I was aware of God, but I did not know what it meant to have a relationship with Jesus. However, at 20 years old, I felt a longing for more, and I felt led to attend church. On June 11, 2001, I surrendered my life to Christ and since then, my life has been forever changed.”

A Corpus Christi local, Professor Mendez is a teacher at heart. She earned her Associate of Liberal Arts in Communications and Spanish from Del Mar, her Bachelor of Arts in Languages other than English with her Teacher Certification from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and her Master of Divinity from The King’s University. She is currently working on her Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership from Liberty University.

“I am beginning the process of working on my dissertation topic, and I am very interested in discovering the impact of worship on spiritual formation,” Professor Mendez tells us. “I’ve written a few papers on the subject and cannot wait to continue learning more about the intersection of worship and one’s spiritual formation.”

With a heart for serving others, Professor Mendez has pursued her advanced degrees while remaining a teacher for Corpus Christi Independent School District. “I have been a middle school Spanish teacher for the past seven years, but after graduating from The King’s University, I felt the Lord prompting me to teach at the collegiate level,” she says. One of Professor Mendez’s friends first introduced her to SCS in 2015, and she is excited to finally be joining the SCS familia four years later. “I cannot wait to be a part of this growing community, and I am ready to partner with what God is doing here at SCS,” she shares.

Professor Mendez will be teaching New Testament Survey in the fall as she answers God’s call on her life. “God calls us to use the gifts He has given us to serve others,” she comments. “I simply want to impart unto others what God has poured unto me.”

Outside of teaching, you can find Professor Mendez traveling, baking, cooking, and singing.