Raul owns a degree in aerospace engineering, worked for NASA on the space station and hopes to develop a cost-efficient system of solar panels that could be used at Holy Spirit and other area churches. Raul grew up in Lovington, N.M., before graduating from Boston University. He and wife Patricia have been married for 13 years. They live in Grand Prairie (“South of Joe Pool on the last street in Grand Prairie,” Raul added) and joined the parish about three years ago. Their two daughters – Marisa (11) and Gabriela (7) – attend schools in the Mansfield ISD. Raul said their faith has been tested in recent years by trying episodes, including the loss of a 7-year-old nephew to a drunk driver, and they’re eager to contribute to Holy Spirit.