Maria Rodriguez serves as the Youth Pastor of Ascend and King of the Nations. She longs to discover and implement innovative ways to empower the younger generation to become lovers of Christ. In addition to preaching and teaching the Word of God, Pastor Maria also serves as the director of Ascend’s Life Groups, providing spiritual leadership to the Ascend community. She has been a member of the Ascend family since 2015, and has a special passion for seeing young people become whole in Christ.