The Rev. José López comes to us from Traverse City, Michigan and will serve as Christ Our King’s “bridge” pastor until the new pastor is called. A native of the great state of Texas, José grew up in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and felt a call to ministry at a young age. Upon earning and completing a Bachelor of Science in BioEnvironmental Science from Texas A&M University, José began working for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in Austin, Texas. After a short stint there, the call to ministry was too much to ignore and José began his work to receive his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. It was during this time that he met and fell in love with the love of his life, Melissa. After getting married, Melissa and José moved to Dallas where Melissa served a church and José completed his ordination requirements and worked with the presbytery and synod. During this time serving in Dallas, Melissa and José were blessed to welcome their first child, Noah Austin López. Soon after Noah was born, Melissa and José were called to serve at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, in Traverse City, Michigan. A short time after that, Melissa and José were blessed to welcome their second child, Clara Ruth López. The López’s spent 6½ wonderful years serving in beautiful Traverse City, and are now thrilled to call Bel Air home. Melissa is currently serving as pastor at First Presbyterian Church Bel Air and José is excited to be working with Christ Our King and looking forward to the great things God has in store for us!