Education Domain Leader
Founder - Crowd Ministries
Miranda Mendez is a dynamic leader who has spent the last 13 years in public education as an educator, building principal and district leader. In 2016, Miranda’s spiritual journey created new passions and pathways she never imagined possible. In 2019 Miranda began her vocational ministry career at Westside Family Church as the Community IMPACT School Partnership Director. She worked closely with the Caring for Kids Network leadership team to expand both organizations’ missions which is rooted in serving the hearts and minds of the next generation. Due to COVID-19, Miranda’s full-time status was reduced to part-time and therefore, she chose to focus full attention on her two children and their education during a season of remote and hybrid learning.
Miranda launched Crowd Ministries in June 2020 which is a sports ministry for men and women in the stands raising Christian competitors. She and her team are focused in their efforts and passionate about reaching those who are suffering in silence in the stands. Their greatest hope is to create authentic Christ-like “community in the crowd” that inspires people to “stand out and stand strong” in their identities in Christ. Ultimately, the Crowd is God’s Crowd and through the power of podcast story-telling, blogging, monthly meet-ups, Bible studies, events, etc. men and women unite around common values and strengthen themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually to best train up the next generation of leaders and pursue a life of purpose.
Outside of vocational ministry, Miranda stays busy loving and raising her two children, Harrison and Presley. Miranda is often seen in the stands cheering for her children and their team and also enjoys reading, writing, listening to live music, walking barefoot in the grass with her daughter, watching KU Basketball or Chiefs football with her son, working out, and dancing … really anywhere – especially if it makes her family and friends laugh!
Miranda is a genuine #Cheerleader4Christ and devotes her life to increasing “the Crowd’s” ability to love themselves and others in order to expand the Kingdom of God.