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Onica Meraz
Nursery Coordinator


Onica has been serving in ministry for over 5 years at several different churches. She joined the Rise family in 2016 and was asked to join the staff in 2017, serving in various areas of our RiseKids ministry. She currently oversees programing and volunteer teams for infants-toddlers, as well as our midweek childcare team. She loves providing parents with the opportunity to participate in the weekly worship experience, while their children are cared for and loved on. Onica also loves being challenged by the sermons each week and witnessing (crying her eyes out) during the monthly baptisms. She lives in Tulare with her husband, Ivan, and their three children, Lizza, Bree, and Miles.

Favorite Activity?

Gardening and taking trips to new places.

Favorite Sport?

To watch? None. To play? Volleyball.

Favorite Vacation Spot?

Disneyland (without kids). Don't judge me.

Favorite Local Restaurant?

Bravo Farms

Coffee or Tea?