Meet the WEW Crew

Class Leader

Elizabeth Rodriguez

For the first 19 years of my l, my goal was to become the best version of myself. I wanted my life to mean something…to have worth.

Driven, I achieved much. It wasn’t long before my identity was tied to my success. Life became all about who I was and what I could do. I was choosing to reject God in favor of my own way. My own way said, “If I am good and successful, I will be accepted by God. My good will outweigh my bad.” The Bible, however, says just the opposite. 

None is righteous, no not one

… All have turned aside…they have become worthless… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:10, 12, 23)

Freshman year of college, I made several bad choices and my world collapsed. All my “success” was stripped away. Only then did I realize the error of “my way”. I had to lose every earthly treasure to gain the ultimate heavenly gift - life in and through Jesus Christ.

What I failed to understand all those years is that it’s not about who I am or what I do. It’s about Jesus - who He is, what He has done for me, and who I am becoming in Him.

When I put my trust in Jesus, He began to change me from the inside out. He’s placed a strong desire in my heart to live a life that is pleasing to Him alone. WEW has been instrumental in that process.

In practicing the 6 Spiritual Disciplines (bible study, prayer, worship, evangelism, service, and giving), I am learning how to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. The more I learn, the more my love for Him grows. The more my love grows, the greater my desire to share what I’ve learned and point others to Jesus. Being a WEW Small Group Leader gives me the privilege of encouraging you as you learn to do the same!

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Small Group Leader

Amy Penner (Pictured with Elizabeth Rodriguez)

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