MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.
at Austin Oaks Church​​

MOPs - HUGS Group​​​

HUGS Leadership​​
The Kisses group is led by moms who are dedicated to helping other moms connect with each other and be the best moms they can be.
Co-Coordinators:   Katy Molnar and Heidi Varga
Creative Activities Co-Coordinators:  Jonelle Neave and Melanie Ortiz
Finance Coordinator:  Christy Schneider
Hospitality Co-Coordinators:  Felicia Culbert, Cortney Robbins and Susan Armstrong Fisher
MOPPETS Curriculum Coordinator:   Alissa Null
MOPPETS Coordinator:   Lillian Katumba
Registration Coordinator/AOC Coordinator:  Melissa Jackson
Social/Service Co-Coordinator:  Laura Ramos and Nicole Gilbert

Discussion Group Leader Coordinator:  Sarah Charbonnet
DGL/Media Coordinator:  Kristen Maurel
Discussion Group Leaders:
  Jessie Worrel
  Michelle Gonzalez
  Karen Dallman
  Cynthia Clark

Mentor Mom Coordinator:  Shawn Constant
Mentor Moms:
  Carolyn Carmichael
  Cindy Hsi
  Julia Scott
  Patty Gaither
  Darlene Thompson

HUGS Team Leaders

Melissa Jackson
Katy Molnar
Heidi Varga

AOC HUGS Coordinator

HUGS Co-Coordinator

HUGS Co-Coordinator

Melissa is married to Lucas and is a stay at home mom to two year old daughter, Paislee with baby #2 arriving this fall! Melissa is passionate about supporting other moms throughout the journey of motherhood and how faith connects so intricately with it.  In addition, Melissa works part time as a medical social worker for a hospice agency in Austin and volunteers in the youth ministry of Austin Oaks Church as a middle school small group leader.  Melissa is a coffee connoisseur and her guilty pleasure is chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

Bible promises I love are
"The LORD is my refuge and strength; an ever preset help in times of trouble" ....
"Be still and know that I am God."

Katy recently moved from New York City to Austin TX, with her husband Nik, dog Jacques and two year old daughter, Hope.  She left her position as Dean of Students at a private Middle and High school in NYC to be a stay at home mom. Katy has a passion for women and their relationships and felt God strongly moving her to take on this position. In her not so free time, she enjoys singing in her church band at Gateway South and works on freelance photography to keep her creative mind moving...MOPS helps with that as well:)

My favorite quote as a mom - I'll be ready for it to happen and that way it won't happen. It's a burden, being able to control situations with my hyper-vigilance, but it's my lot in life. - Tina Fey
Hi there!  I'm a former visual designer and former Pre-k teacher who hung up my professional hat to be a stay at home mom 5 years ago when my first child was born.  I was born and raised in Sherman, TX and am a super football fan of my college alma mater the TCU Horned Frogs and the Dallas Cowboys.  I love all things outdoors and if we could take a year off, my wish would be to travel with my sweet little family to every national park in the country.  I'm an avid baker and a secret foodie  I am so thankful for the path that God has put me on and for all the grace He continues to remind me to have in my life.  I live in southwest Austin with my amazing husband Ian, my adorable kids Cam and Bella, and our furry little dog Tugg.

Favorite verses are:  Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  Phil. 4-6 AND Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.  Rom 12:12