Audrua Welch Malvaez is a life long Methodist, veteran youth worker, and current Director of Adult Ministries at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church. A native Houstonian, Audrua and her husband Bobby have become Dallas transplants. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in Middle School Education and is in the final stages of becoming a Certified Youth Worker in the United Methodist Church after 5 years of studies at Southern Methodist University. Audrua is passionate about healthy, medically accurate sex education in churches. In addition to leading workshops for local youth groups, she also trains other youth workers in the concept of sex-positive youth ministry.

In her free time, Audrua is a parent to two fur children, Molly – a Jack Russel/Beagle mix, and Dobby – a Boston Terrier. She quilts and sings with an all women’s a capella barbershop chorus, and is an avid connoisseur of hipster restaurants and craft beer.