Joanie Flores

Director of coastal Kids


Despite what the other staff members may say, I actually have the best job at Coastal. As the Preschool Ministry Director I have an amazing opportunity- Preschoolers are a blank page that I get to write the love of God on. One of the verses that drives my ministry and helps keep me focused on the big picture is Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” I am passionate about teaching children to know and love Jesus and for helping to build strong families in Galveston. I’m a BOI and was blessed to be raised in a Christian home and want to help equip parents to raise loving and Godly kids. 

I also have another pretty cool job, I am a teacher in GISD and teach 1st grade.  I have a background in early childhood education and a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston. So I’m pretty much surrounded by kids all day, every day but I don’t mind.  I love seeing the smiles on their faces when they figure stuff out, hear them laugh and say the hilarious things they say that are usually 119 Likes on Facebook worthy. 

When I’m not juggling two jobs and tons of children, I enjoy hiking with my dog Tatum, shopping, traveling and going to brunch.