Meet our church staff
The staff of Castle Hills Christian Church work together to both handle the day to day operations of the church and cultivate environments where our church family can pursue God's kingdom together.
Ronnie Morgan-Senior Minister
Ronnie grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas—but loves Texas! He attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Biblical Literature. Ronnie is blessed with his beautiful wife, Julie, and three sons: Elliot, Elijah, and Ellison. Ronnie enjoys playing pranks on CHCC staff, family members and friends; working out; running; reading; listening to sermons and leadership podcasts; and watching his beloved Arkansas Razorbacks, Texas A&M Aggies, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, and NASCAR. He is a huge fan of sports movies, especially Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, and We are Marshall, and has watched each of these (and a few others) too many times to count. His favorite Bible books are Nehemiah and Philippians.
Jesus Castillo II-Associate Minister, Spanish
In a small town on the Texas border, Jesus was raised to love the Texas heat. When he wasn’t enduring the subtle Texas warmth, enjoying some good old-fashioned small town football fun was always on the agenda. It is also where he got his first taste in church ministry. Jesus received his Licenciatura en Teologia at Colegio Biblico. Jesus and his wife have three children, Jesus, Lluvia, and Azul. After attending Emmanuel School of Religion (currently Emmanuel Christian Seminary) in Tennessee, the Castillos uprooted back to Texas and made San Antonio their home. Jesus can usually be found rooting for the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys. He loves photography and likes to follow the latest digital editing software.
Richard Hamilton-Youth & Young Adult Minister
Richard grew up in small coastal town in North Carolina. That’s where he developed his love for the beach, southern food, and Tarheel basketball. It is also where he first felt called to ministry, while attending Roanoke Bible College (now Mid Atlantic University). In 2002, Richard graduated with his BA in Bible and Theology with a minor in Youth Ministry, and married his college sweetheart, Sarah. Together they raise their two boys. After some time in Ohio doing youth ministry and taking seminary classes, the Hamiltons relocated to San Antonio in 2008. Richard can usually be found at one of the specialty coffee shops around town. In his spare time, he watches sci-fi films, plays guitar, and keeps up on the latest tech.
Richard’s favorite thing about CHCC: the diversity of our church family.
Celeste-Rose Paredes-Communications & Children's Ministry Director
Celeste-Rose was born in San Antonio, Texas and was raised in Lytle, Texas. It was in Lytle that she developed her love of southern cooking, horseback riding and a hard day’s work. She is blessed to be married to her best friend Christopher. Together they raise their rambunctious son Calvin. After spending the past 4 years as a domestic engineer, she felt the calling to become more involved in a church setting and ministry. She discovered CHCC through our Mother’s Day Out program and instantly knew this was where the Lord was leading her. Celeste loves watching The Dallas Cowboys, crafting, drinking coffee, reading and coloring. Her favorite books of the Bible are Ruth, Philippians and Colossians.
Misty Friedsam-Children's Ministry Director
Misty grew up in South Houston, Texas with her Aunt and Uncle and two cousins she knows only as brother and sister, and where she first experienced a beautiful church family and grew up with the support of her amazing church and youth group. She then moved to east Texas to continue her education and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Art at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX, and where she met and fell in love with her Husband, Sean. They then moved west to Lubbock Texas, where he finished his school and she began her teaching career at Monterey High School. Misty and Sean immediately fell in love with the New Braunfels area and decided to move back to this part of Texas to be closer to family and Misty continued her teaching career at Canyon High School for 9 more years before God called her to take a leap of faith and step out of the high school classroom and simply follow God's leading. Community Christian Church was the next church she called both home and family, and where God lead her to continue to work with the teens and kids she loved as The Youth Director and Children's Ministry Leader. During that time God also blessed her and her husband with their two precious girls, Haven and Brooklyn. Misty then followed the calling to transition solely to Children's Ministry. Misty loves spending time outdoors in any capacity and loves exploring the beauty of the world through art and literature. Fahrenheit 451 is her favorite work of literature and Esther and Ephesians are the Books of the Bible she loves spending the most time in.
Elijah Morgan-Worship Director
Elijah has grown up in San Antonio with his parents and two brothers. He has been interested in music and singing since he was a toddler and over the years has learned several instruments including the guitar, piano, bass guitar, drum set, and ukulele. In his free time Elijah loves to hang out and joke around with friends, play sports and exercise, organize and clean, listen to podcasts, and keep up with the latest music in the rap, pop, hip-hop, R&B, and worship scene. He also loves to watch the NBA (GO SPURS GO!). His favorite books of the Bible are Acts and Romans for their look at church history, faith leaders, and theological wisdom. Elijah is passionate about creating meaningful worship experiences that help people encounter God in unique and real ways.