Jesse Martinez – May 2014


Jesse Martinez

Jesse worked in a print shop in his native Waco for nine years, pining to get outside. Probably because he got a green thumb from his grandfather, a migrant farm worker. So Jesse earned two agriculture-related degrees from Texas State Technical College, came up this way to work at Northwood Country Club and now is a maintenance supervisor for the City of Dallas’ parks and recreation department. He and wife Cristalyna have been married since 1994 and had their union convalidated in 2009 “when Anne Keough twisted my arm,” he said.  They have four children – Benito (22), Alicia (17), Juan (10) and Joe (9). Jesse and Cristalyna have been involved in multiple Holy Spirit ministries since joining the parish about 10 years ago. They live in Cedar Hill.