Christina Alonso, Assistant Director
Christina Alonso is the Assistant Director of L.E.G.I.T., Inc. She works alongside Javier Mendez with the local churches that are interested in hosting L.E.G.I.T. Kids. Christina works personally with the local assistant directors, training them to be effective directors and leaders for their own ministry. Furthermore, she trains and educates churches on how to continue L.E.G.I.T. Kids so that it will remain a vibrant growing ministry outside of the day camp structure. Christina and her husband, Angel Alonso live in Central Pennsylvania where they run their own chapter of L.E.G.I.T. Kids group at their local church. Together they have monthly programs with the community children. Alongside the kid ministry, Christina hosts a teen girls ministry, where she hopes to encourage the young women, and all the children and people she encounters, to find love, hope, and meaning in Christ. Outside of L.E.G.I.T. Christina is a middle/ high school public school teacher. As a hobby, she enjoys running. Through running, she feels God’s renewing strength and grace.
Javier Mendez, Executive Director
Javier Mendez is the Founder and Executive Director of L.E.G.I.T., Inc. and its associated ministries. He has been involved in youth ministries for over 20 years. His experiences include serving as a worship leader for various youth organizations, adult youth director, faith-based camp assistant director and director, leader for small group Bible studies, as well as the leader of a home simple church. His experiences culminated in the foundation or L.E.G.I.T., Inc. Javier has a passion for reaching marginalized youth. His conviction to help youth lead upright lives in faith stems from his own trial and experience of God’s redeeming grace and love. He believes that in many cases today you have to think outside the box to reach today's young people. Likewise, he has a passion for leading leaders. Outside of ministry Javier enjoys singing and riding his bicycle. He currently resides in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Angel Alonso, Staff Director
Angel Alonso is the L.E.G.I.T. Kids Staff Director. He works one on one with the local staff at the churches hosting L.E.G.I.T. Kids, teaching them how to interact with each other and with the children. His main focus, while teaching new staff members, is to show them how to be comfortable with each other while reminding them how God will work through them to reach many others. He also believes and reminds staff members that God will use their work in the organization to change them and bringing them closer to Him as well. Angel’s mission in doing L.E.G.I.T. Kids is that the children and adults who become a part of the ministry will grow closer to God, open their hearts to Him, and tell others what they’ve learned and experienced which will lead to others joining L.E.G.I.T., but more importantly joining the family of God. Angel came to the organization through Javier’s original L.E.G.I.T. Worshippers, a small group Bible study. There Angel learned about God, experienced a change of heart, and was later baptized along with other members of the group. Today, Angel is married to Christina Alonso and they live in Central Pennsylvania. He has a passion for children and young people. In his free time, he enjoys doing voice acting as a hobby and working out.
Gabriella Mendez is one of the organization’s Directors. Her work with the organization primarily includes training and preparing the staff for camp. Her goal is to equip and empower her staff as they take on leadership roles and influence other. She has been involved with the organization and its ministries’ since their conception, serving alongside her father, Javier. The unfortunate passing of her friend inspired her family to develop the ministry and motivated her to be more intentional about reaching her friends and inviting them to know Christ. She has a passion for kids and hopes to teach them of God’s love for them. Her passion is evident in and out of her work with L.E.G.I.T. as she pursues her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education to achieve her dream of being a teacher. Other than children, Gabriella is passionate about music. She loves to sing and more importantly using this talent for God.
Gabriella Mendez, Assistant Director
Melissa Alonso is the team’s the Marketing Director. Her primary responsibility includes strategizing and implementing the organization’s marketing campaigns. Aside from the marketing aspect of her involvement, she is there to support the ministry as a whole whether it is supporting the church, finding ways to make additions to the ministry, or especially getting involved with L.E.G.I.T. kids. L.E.G.I.T. Kids is a branch of the ministry that makes you get down and dirty and really get a true idea of what it's like to go out into the mission field and work for Christ. Melissa describes “being L.E.G.I.T.” as a way of life. Melissa, also, came to the ministry through the original L.E.G.I.T. Worshippers small group ministry. She enjoys singing, working out (occasionally) and playing volleyball.
Melissa Alonso, Marketing Director
Miranda Alvarez is the Communications Director for L.E.G.I.T., Inc. Her primary responsibilities include developing and managing the ministry’s online and community presence, specifically through developing the organization’s website and other online presences. She also works with the ministry as a coach for L.E.G.I.T Kids where she sets aside all her tech to really reach kids and others for Christ. Miranda is passionate about the organization because she herself came to know Christ and experience His life changing love and hope through L.E.G.I.T worshippers. She is passionate about her work and aims to serve in whichever way she is called. Aside from her work with L.E.G.I.T., Miranda is a college student working towards her bachelor’s in media studies and English and resides in Eastern Pennsylvania.