Jessica Riels

Director of Programs

Jessica joined the Good Shepherd staff in 2020 as the Children and Family Minister. In 2015, she became a trained Godly Play instructor, and it is through these years of storytelling, wondering and a life-changing mission trip to El Salvador that she heard her call to step into full-time ministry. Jessica is passionate about helping children and families discover and deepen their understanding of God’s love for them. Jessica is married to Greg, and they have two daughters, Margaret and Bennett. Together they love to play with their dog, Scout, garden and work on their ranch house in South Austin.