President of Operations
President of Student Life
Hello! Our names are Maddie Woods and Caitlyn Aenis and we are so excited to be the presidents of Stage Right Ministry this year. We have collectively been on the board for over three years now; although Caitlyn has only been with Stage Right for two seasons, Maddie has been here since the beginning. This ministry means the world to each of us and we are so excited to be serving in these roles this year. Stage Right is a place for students of a variety of ages to showcase and improve their God-given talents. Our mission statement is to:
"inspire, disciple, and enable our youth, to share their spiritual gifts through music and theatre, so that they may lead themselves and others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.” In everything we do, we encourage our students to become stronger leaders in their community; but to truly be a strong leader, we have to first be strong followers of Christ. A lot of what we do has to do with our performances, but we are a ministry first and giving back, as Christ taught us, is the most important thing to us. We're blessed to be able to work with so many amazing organizations, including our home base, Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, to spread the love of God and make our community a better place.
Since it’s genesis in 2015 with seven members, Stage Right Ministry has grown tremendously with now well over a hundred members. Stage Right has truly become a second family for so many of our members over time, but we also strive to create a welcoming environment for newcomers. We always encourage our students to get to know everyone in the ministry; we always love seeing the bonds formed between so many of our members and the tight knit community they create. We believe that Stage Right is a place for students to be themselves and feel comfortable with the people that surround them.
As the presidents, it is our job to serve our ministry as a whole in the best ways we can. We are extremely thankful to have a great team of student board members behind us who help to make so much of this happen. The student board is composed of a diverse group of perspectives that we truly feel represent our ministry well and who are completely devoted to doing all they can to make this ministry even more amazing, and then they take it even farther. We are so proud of the work they do and the passion and persistence that each of them have because of how much Stage Right means to them.
This upcoming year is going to a full year for Stage Right and we cannot wait to share all that we have planned with you. For the first time ever, Stage Right will be performing four shows in one season which means even more opportunities for students to get involved. In addition to our shows, we host many more events, such as workshops and holiday parties, and participate in a variety of service projects throughout the year. Pretty much what we’re saying is that if you want to get involved in Stage Right, you have many opportunities to and we would love to have you! All of the information you will need, ranging from audition information to Christmas party information, will be posted on this website and our social media accounts, so be sure to follow us and check the website every so often so you don’t miss out! We can’t wait for another great year of Stage Right Ministry!
All about Maddie:
Maddie is a senior at Marcus High School and is on the swim and water polo team. She loves having fun and hanging out with her teammates. She's been doing theatre since she was in sixth grade. She has been a member of Stage Right since the beginning, has been on the student board for 3 years now, and is so thrilled to be the President of Student Life! Maddie loves helping people and is always available to help!
All about Caitlyn:
Caitlyn is a senior at Marcus High School and she loves all aspects of performance, whether that be playing in a pit orchestra or performing up on stage, singing, dancing, or acting. She's been so thankful for every moment in her wonderful journey with Stage Right and is so thankful to be serving the ministry as President of Operations and to be helping in any way she can.
In Student Life, we are committed to providing a good experience for both new and old students alike. We want everyone at Stage Right to feel like family, and know that they're at home when they are with us. That being said, we are in charge of making sure that every student has a memorable experience both in and outside of show season. Stage Right is a year round family, and we aim to make it feel that way. Want to come into Stage Right but don't know anyone? This team will be the first ones for you to talk to, and they will be the ones that show you around and welcome you into our family!
Amanda is a sophomore at flower mound high school and apart of the theatre department there. She is also dancer and a member of Noted at Footlights. She enjoys preforming and hanging out with her friends. She is so incredibly thankful for this ministry and to be apart of the student board!
Being with Stage Right for 5 years, Daniel has been wanting to take a leadership role in this ministry for a long time, and he figured now is as good a time as ever. He has had so much fun, and he can’t wait to help everyone else grow and learn to love God more
Sarah is so excited to start this new year with Stage Right Ministry. She is 16 years old and is a sophomore at Flower Mound High School. Activities she participates in include theatre in and out of school, photography, and learning American Sign Language. Her favorite roles she has portrayed include Claquesous in Les Miserables, and Company in Music Always Repeats Itself. Sarah cannot wait to see what this year has in store for her.
Are you an active Stage Right Member who's currently in a show outside of Stage Right?
We want to hear about it! Let us know all the information about your musical/play so we can advertise it on Stage Right's Instagram page and on the Crew App. As a ministry, we would love to come support you.
In Operations, a lot of our responsibilities are things that you may not get to experience on a day-to-day basis, but is definitely always going on behind the scenes to make sure our ministry is running smoothly. We’re always looking to help our students and make sure you’re having a great experience, so don’t be afraid to ask us if you need help with anything at all.
Kylie is a sophomore at Flower Mound High School. She is involved in the theatre department! She loves hanging out with her friends and going on small adventures. She has been doing theatre since she was 5 and plans on doing it for many years forward. Kylie is so thrilled to be apart of Stage right and get to have the opportunity to be on the Student Board!! She’s very thankful for everything.
Nathan is a 16 year old homeschool sophomore and is on the TACA baseball team. He’s been doing Stage Right for two and a half years now, with his first show being Stage Right’s production of The Little Mermaid. Nathan has been a part of Stage Right ever since. This is his first year of being on the student board, and he has truly enjoyed the friendships gained and strengthened by being a part of the Operations team. Nathan enjoys baseball, theater, and being with friends.
Sydney is a freshman at Guyer High School. She is active in the orchestra and theatre organizations at her school. She has been doing theatre since 6th grade. Sydney loves to bake and have fun with her friends. She has been with Stage Right for 2 years, and it is her first year on the board! Sydney is so excited to learn new things and meet new people!