Raul Garcia is a Texas native but has called Holland home since attending Kindergarten at Washington Elementary. His family purchased a home in the Westcore neighborhood in 1997 and has been a committed community member ever since. He is a 2004 Holland High alumnus and a graduate from Rhema Bible College with a degree in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University.
Raul has experience working and serving in the community through Good Samaritan Ministries, Westcore Neighbors, Bethany Christian Services, Holland Rescue Mission, Pine Rest, Engedi Church, Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland and AmeriCorps. These experiences have gained him personal insight with those most vulnerable in our community who live in the margins. He is committed to supporting what makes Holland thrive and to understanding the issues that concern our diverse citizens.
When not engaging with the community, Raul can be found making music, riding his motorcycle around town, singing the Mr. Rogers theme song, or being a goofball and enjoying time with his family. Raul is happily married to his wife Olivia, with their three children, Jaden, Elsy, and Kade.