In the whirlwind of our Spring Break camps, we had the pleasure of bringing on Bobby Contreras as our new Program/Camp Director. Bobby has been a friend of Blueprint for many years and has truly never met a stranger. He loves people well, and we are so grateful he gets to share his gifts with our Blueprint family. We sat down to get to know him better. Join us in welcoming Bobby to our team!
BPM: Where are you from?
Bobby: El Paso, TX – Look for the star on the mountain!
Tell us about your ministry background.
I knew in high school that God wired me to serve in ministry for life. God brought my family and me to San Antonio to work along side San Antonio Youth For Christ as well as Alamo Heights Baptist Church.
What brought you to Blueprint?
Hannah and I brought a team of students to Blueprint for camp back in 2008. Since then we have volunteered in several different capacities. This spring Layton and Dee Dee offered me two things—good coffee and the chance to make a difference here in San Antonio. I couldn’t say no to that!
What are you most excited about working here? And is there anything you're nervous about?
I am excited about two things: Working along side the many teams that come from all over to Blueprint AND pointing students, adults, and homeowners to Jesus. I’m not nervous about anything! I am scared of the dark, but that doesn’t have anything to do with working here.
When you're not working, what do you like to do?
Camping with family and friends. Riding bikes with the daughters. I really like great coffee!
Tell us about your family. What are their thoughts about this new adventure?
Hannah and I have been married since 2007! She is the love of my life. We have been blessed with two daughters, Ella and Olive. Ella loves kale and will devour all vegetables—seriously. She is the only student in her grade that goes to the salad bar at lunch. Olive is fearless and her favorite thing on planet earth is to jump in puddles. We also have a dog, Atticus.
During Spring Break, Hannah and the daughters came and volunteered in the kitchen for dinner. My daughters met Taylor and are still pretending to call her on their fake cell phones. This is a month later. They crack me up. They loved helping in the kitchen. I have a feeling they’ll be back.
What are some of your favorite movies?
Oh man, I love the Giver, The Mighty Ducks, and all of the Jason Bourne movies. I always tell my wife that I’m secretly Jason Bourne. Also, I would like everyone to know that I am Divergent.
Top 3 favorite restaurants in San Antonio Area?
The Gristmill, Rosarios (always a fan favorite), and Bakery Lorraine (try the Cuban sandwich…Mmmm.)
Is there anything else you would like the world to know?
I love to play croquet! Also, I’m a t-ball coach for the mighty Chupacabras, my daughters’ team. Lastly, I only use pink highlighters.
Bobby, we are seriously blessed to have you here. Bring on summer time!