Caring Responsibly
Since 1992

Our Mission

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty One Life at a Time.

Our Vision

Lives Changed. Communities Impacted. Generations Transformed.

Our Values

Justice. Mercy.
Humility. (Micah 6:8)

Our Story

Mission Possible Austin started in 1992 when Tim Pinson, Sr. began ministering to children living in under-resourced areas of Austin. Tim was inspired by another non-profit organization located in Waco called Mission Waco that was providing children’s ministries and Church Under the Bridge to their community. He began to believe that something similar could happen in Austin.

1992 - 2002

Mission Possible Austin Founded

In 1992, we began connecting with children in East Austin where outreach expanded into the homeless population in 1993. 1993 was the first year of Camp Nikos, a summer camp for at-risk children. In 1996, Mission Possible Austin became a 501(c)(3), and the following year officially moved to the Eastside to open our first office at Owen’s Garage. By 1998, Church Under the Bridge was operating every Sunday.

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2003 - 2016

Child & Family Center Purchased

In 2003, Mission Possible Austin purchased what is now the Child & Family Center. In 2007, Mission: Possible! Austin acquired 1816 & 1818 East 12th St., now occupying two corners at 12th & Chicon. These buildings are where we currently hold all our programming.

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2017 - Present
childrens summer programs

Our Board Members

craig parks president

Craig Parks


felicia craig board member

Felicia Craig

Board Member

rick villani secretary

Rick Villani


clay davis vice president

Clay Davis

Vice President

Noell Alley


Our Staff

JJ Plasencio

JJ Plasencio

Director of Community Engagement

jessica post child family director

Jessica Post

Child & Family Director

shelley schreyer restoration art center

Shelley Schreyer

Restoration Art Center Director

Layne Perenchio

Layne Perenchio

Director of Operations

Bob Altuna

Bob Altuna

Database Manager

Mary Helen Russell

Mary Helen Russell

Lifeline Pregnancy Resource Center Director

marsha peek lifeline pregnancy

Marsha Peek

Lifeline Pregnancy Resource Center Coordinator

donna schubkegel bookkeeping

Donna Schubkegel

Accounting Services

Our Philosophy

We understand at Mission Possible Austin that we are working with churches, individuals, and communities that have variances and differences in theology within the scope of Christianity.

The staff of Mission Possible Austin individually has differences that we have chosen to lay aside in order that the basics of the Gospel be uplifted and made primary.

These historical differences within Christianity are not what we focus on in our teaching, mentoring, or promotions at Mission: Possible! Austin. Rather, we are committed to teaching, adhering to, and promoting truth with our foundational beliefs as our message in all we do.

The mentality we approach this with, is from Paul in his letter to the Corinthians, “for I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

Foundational Beliefs

We believe the Bible and the scriptures to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. (Heb 4:12)

We believe in the deity of Jesus to be personally acknowledged as the Christ and Lord. He is Risen and sits at the right hand of the Father.

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ left us His teachings and has given us His Holy Spirit, that we may be ministers of reconciliation.

Help Us Break The Poverty Cycle

Your charitable contributions provide the resources needed to fund our programs and help girls like Nikita.