MEET OUR TEAM
Mike and Brenda Acosta•Executive Director
Pastor Mike and Brenda Acosta have an extensive background in ministry and have been on the staff of Grace Church, a multi-cultural, multi-generation church meeting at four separate campuses around the Greater Houston Area, since 2004.
God has given Pastor Mike a special vision to help build leaders and to equip and release the next generation of Christianity around the world. In addition to leading Grace Church’s missions efforts, both around the globe and in the local community, Pastor Mike serves as the Executive Director of ImagineNations, which he co-founded in 2005.
Pastor Mike first felt the tug of missions before he even knew what the word meant. As a young boy growing up in a small town in East Texas, he would pour through books at his grandparent’s house and dream of exciting places around the world. As a young man, he joined the Army and was honored to serve in the elite Special Forces in many locations around the world. Little did he know that he was just beginning to scratch the surface of all the places God would take him.
Pastor Mike is a three-time IronMan finisher, and he has helped train many others in their journey to complete their own IronMan challenge.
Pastor Mike and Brenda have three beautiful daughters — Ashlie, Megan and Isabella.
HOllIE PERRY • National and local partner Liaison
Hollie Perry serves as the National and Local Partner Liaison of ImagineNations. She has been involved in missions work and student ministry with her local church for more than half of her life.
She has an extensive background in full-service Hospitality Management with several of the largest international hotel chains, and in 2012, she left her position at one of the top producing hotels in the US to work full time in ministry. Many thought her unwise as she was a single woman who had just purchashed her first home. She was told it was not financially smart. She would shrug and respond “do what you love and love what you do – and live on a budget.”
She is hyper-organized and can never pass up a chance to color code anything, but her real love is people. She loves to hear their stories and wants all the details of their life. She loves traveling and seeing what God’s people are doing all over world.
Hollie is fanatical about her morning cup of tea and is an avid cruiser. She is forevermore counting down the days to her next cruise.
SUSAN Roeder•Global partner Liaison
Susan Roeder serves as Global Partner Liaison of ImagineNations. In this role, she facilitates Christian leadership conferences and also support services for children’s education programs around the globe. She travels extensively, both in this position and for pleasure. She also serves on the board of MAP International, one of the forty largest charities in the US, which distributes essential medicines to 110 developing nations and supplies research and prevention programs for neglected tropical diseases.
Susan is a retired CPA who spent her career in the energy industry. For seven years, she owned a CPA practice that specialized in management consulting, in implementing accounting systems and in structuring accounting departments efficiently. The final thirteen years of her career were spent managing acquisitions and divestitures for the third largest privately-held energy company in the US, which is owned by a strong Christian leader. She has taught management and financial literacy courses, led a marketplace Bible study for more than ten years and implemented annual National Day of Prayer events at the company.
Unable to have children of her own, Susan has dedicated her life to being the “fun aunt” to her six nieces and nephews, and now to their children as well. She also actively mentors several young married couples in business and finance matters.
She is an artist and a collector of Western and wildlife art and is involved with the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.