Maria Bautista Vargas

Maria Bautista Vargas is the Missioner Associate for Houston Canterbury, where her focus is developing an Episcopal presence at Texas Southern University and San Jacinto Central. Maria graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a B.S. in Psychology in 2018.

Prior to working with Houston Canterbury, Maria was working as a Community Organizer with The Metropolitan Organization (TMO), as well as the Youth Group Coordinator for Epiphany Episcopal Church.

Maria grew up within the Episcopal Diocese of Washington D.C. and moved to Houston in 2014, along with her parents, The Rev. Simon and Amarilis Bautista and her siblings Tito, Leaquina and Lily. With two parents from the Dominican Republic, Maria is bilingual in both Spanish and English. She enjoys musical theater, traveling and hanging out with her dog Milo.