Congregational Evangelist and Women's Ministry Leader
Todd and Patty Asaad
Todd and Patty serve as Congregational Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader for the DFW Church. Todd has a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and a Master’s in Christian Ministry from Abilene Christian University. Patty has a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. They served several churches in the Midwest prior to moving to Texas in 1996. They have served in the full-time ministry for more than 30 years.
Todd and Patty were married in 1988 and have two sons, Blake (and wife Erin) and Grant. Todd enjoys playing disc golf and spending time with friends. Patty enjoys yoga and cooking, and is always trying new recipes.
Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader - Central Worship Center
Allen and Laura Gower
Allen and Laura serve as Evangelist/Worship Leader and Women’s Ministry Leader for the DFW Church. They currently lead the Central Worship Center, and Allen oversees the Worship Ministry church-wide. Allen graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Finance degree and will have his Master's degree in Missional Leadership from Rochester University at the end of 2020. Laura graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Allen has been in the ministry since 1995 (Laura since 1997), leading groups in Palm Springs, San Diego, and Colorado Springs before moving to Dallas in 2013.
The Gowers were married in 1997 and have three children: Tim, Trysten & Trey. Allen loves anything music. He sings, plays the guitar, drums, and tenor saxophone. He loves all sports and played baseball throughout his college years. Laura enjoys walking, traveling, and planning events.
Youth and Family Ministers - Central Worship Center
Jordan and Kati Zech
Jordan and Kati Zech serve as Youth and Family Ministers in the Central Worship Center of the DFW Church. Jordan has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Villanova University where he was also on scholarship as a Division 1 Baseball Player. Kati received her certification as a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. They served as a volunteer and part-time Campus Ministry Interns at North River Church of Christ in Atlanta, GA from 2014-2016. The Zechs moved to Dallas and went into full-time ministry in 2016. Besides the Youth and Family (teens), they also lead a small group in the downtown/uptown area of Dallas.
Jordan and Kati were married in 2016 and welcomed their first child, Judah, in April 2020. Jordan enjoys working out, playing disc golf, reading, and watching Star Wars movies. Kati likes reading, cooking, and practicing yoga. As a family, they love to hike, travel, and explore the City of Dallas.
Elder and Elder’s Wife - Central Worship Center
Shade and Sally O’Quinn
Shade and Sally have served as an Elder/Elder’s wife in the Central Worship Center since 2016. Shade also serves on the Board of Directors for the DFW Church. Shade and Sally helped plant the Kansas City Church in 1984 and the Dallas Arts Ministry in 1996. Along with their three sons, Sean, Willie and Conner, the O’Quinns founded the Texas and Heartland Campus Ministry Fund to support campus ministries throughout the South and Midwest family of churches.
Shade, a retired architect and Sally, a retired educator enjoy sports, music, and visiting their cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks. They relish time with their four granddaughters!
Elder and Elder’s Wife - Central Worship Center
George and Sherri Santellan
George & Sherri Santellan have served as an Elder/Elder’s wife in the Central Worship Center since 2007. Both were part of the original planting of the church in Dallas. George is a CPA and received his BBA in Accounting from Harding University, where he met Sherri. He has served the DFW Church as CFO since 1995 and is also on the HOPE Worldwide Board of Directors. Sherri is a church administrator.
George and Sherri have been married since 1981. They have two grown children, both members of the DFW Church. Their daughter, Stacy, is in the Singles ministry; and, their son, Stephen, is married to Kelly and they have two children. The Santellans enjoy being “Papa & Mimi” to their grandchildren. George loves everything related to cars, including classic cars, fast cars, NASCAR, and other car racing. Sherri loves creating things through sewing, crafting, gardening, painting, and using rocks — anything besides cooking!
Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader - Denton Worship Center
Jeff and Kelli Smith
Jeff and Kelli serve as Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader for the DFW Church. They currently lead the Denton Worship Center. Jeff received his Bachelor's degree from Texas State University and will have his Master's degree in Missional Leadership from Rochester University at the end of 2020. Kelli also graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Human and Family Development, with an emphasis on mental development.
These best-friends have been married since 2009 and have three incredible daughters. The Smiths have served many ministries around Texas, and are very experienced in campus/college ministry. Some of Jeff's hobbies include searching for the perfect cup of coffee, cooking delicious ribs, and educating his daughters on what "good music" sounds like. Kelli's passions include all things Disney, constructing memorable crafts, and reeducating her daughters on what "good music" really sounds like.
Denton Campus Worship Center
Chris and Kelsey Garrett
Christopher and Kelsey currently serve the Campus Ministry in the Denton Worship Center, where they were originally reached out to and baptized in 2015. Chris and Kelsey are high school sweethearts. After graduating, they both moved to Denton for college. Christopher has a degree in Political Science from the University of North Texas; and, Kelsey has a Bachelor of Science in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.
In 2017, Chris and Kelsey were married and began working as part-time interns for the Campus ministry. In 2019, they were given to opportunity to pursue their dream of working with the Campus ministry full-time, and now lead the ministries at their alma maters, UNT and TWU. They enjoy living in the eclectic city of Denton with their mischievous cat, Ari. Kelsey’s hobbies include baking, fish keeping, and crafting. Christopher enjoys reading, video games, watching movies, and being a devoted catdad!
Elder and Elder’s Wife - Denton Worship Center
Paul and Tamara Sheldon
Paul and Tamara serve as an Elder/Elder’s wife for the Denton Worship Center. Prior to arriving to the Dallas area in 2001, they served in the San Diego, Colorado Springs, San Antonio, and Austin churches in numerous leadership capacities. They were baptized in San Diego in 1989.
The Sheldons have been married for over 30-years and have two daughters: Lauren, who along with her husband, Byron, serve in the Central Worship Center; and Lacy, who along with her husband, Zack, serve in the Seattle Church of Christ. Paul is currently a partner in the Plano office of the Quilling Selander Law Firm. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2015.
Paul and Tamara love spending time with their family, traveling, and trying to play golf!
Ministers - East Worship Center
Clint and Judy Mosley
Clint and Judy serve as an Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader in the DFW East Worship Center. These lovebirds worked secular jobs in Oklahoma City for many years before hearing the call to go into the full-time ministry in the DFW area in 2015. Clint is pursuing a Master’s degree in Missional Leadership from Rochester University and they both graduated with Bachelor's degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Along with working with the Adult ministry, they are advocates of the gospel reaching the Spanish speaking community.
Clint and Judy were married in 2005 and have two young children, Jasmine and Nicholas. Clint enjoys the competition and camaraderie of playing basketball with friends. He also loves to play golf. Judy enjoys the outdoors through biking, taking nature walks, and running; but her favorite sport is swimming. The whole Mosley family loves to go to movies!
East & Northeast Campus Worship Center
David and Nony Collier
David and Nony lead the Campus Ministry in the East and Northeast Worship Centers. David has a Journalism degree from Georgia State University, and Nony has a Speech Language Pathology/Audiology degree from The University of Texas at Dallas. After graduating, David served as a church intern in Fayetteville, North Carolina before moving to Dallas to serve as a Campus Minister. Nony worked as an ABA therapist here in Dallas before stepping into campus ministry.
The Colliers are newlyweds, married since March 2020! David enjoys watching movies with friends. David also has a deep love for sports & competition and can watch and enjoy any sport. Nony loves spending time with people by talking, and getting to know them, often while enjoying entertainment like TV/movies, music, and dancing.
Elder and Elder’s Wife - East Worship Center
Walt and Kim Thomas
Walt and Kim were appointed Elder/Elder’s wife in January of 2016. The Thomases were married in 1990 and besides Dallas, have been part of churches in Kansas City and Lubbock, Texas. Walt has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from UNT. Walt is currently employed as a City Engineer for the City of Irving. Kim has a degree in Early Childhood from the University of Kansas and is currently retired. Walt and Kim helped plant the church in Lubbock, Texas. While in Lubbock, Walt served as the Church Administrator. For the past several years, he’s had the privilege of serving as the HOPE Worldwide Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Director. He has also served on the National Chapter Advisory Board at HOPE Worldwide.
The Thomases have two sons — Jared, who is part of the Singles ministry in Dallas; and Brandon who is in the College Station Singles ministry. Walt and Kim’s favorite pastimes are traveling, reading, and shopping for old books and antiques.
Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader - Northeast Worship Center
Derik and Leigh Anne Vett
Derik and Leigh Anne serve as the Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader for the Northeast Worship Center. They bring both missionary and ministry experience. Since 1991, they have planted churches in Eurasia, the Baltic, and the Nordic, as well as leading Youth, Campus, and Adult ministries in California and Texas. Derik got his B.A. in Graphic Design from California State University of Northridge, and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Abilene Christian University. Leigh Anne is certified as a Grief Recovery specialist.
The Vetts were married in 1992 in Russia, and have three children, and one son-in-law. They both love to travel and enjoy time with family and friends. They aspire to raise up and train young men and women in the full-time ministry. Derik enjoys all things tech and running outdoors. Leigh Anne loves hospitality, planning the next family vacation, and being in nature.
Youth & Family Ministers - Northeast & East Worship Center
Will and Addy Garcia
Will and Addy serve as Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader in the Youth and Family Ministry for the Northeast and East Worship Centers. Will attended Pepperdine University where he earned a degree in Speech Communications. Addy received a Masters of Education degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. The Garcias have served the DFW Church since 2011. They also work closely with the mission work in Mexico.
Will and Addy have been married since 2009 and have two amazing boys. Addy enjoys reading, cooking, and going on prayer walks, while Will loves studying out God's word, disc golf, and is on a quest to find the perfect taco!
Elder and Elder’s Wife - Northeast Worship Center
Bill and Sally Hooper
Bill and Sally were married in 1966 and live in Plano, Texas. Since 1992, they have served as Elder/Elder’s wife all over the DFW Church, and are currently a part of the Northeast Worship Center. In 1987, after 20-years in the Aerospace and Computer Science Engineering fields, they felt the call to enter the full-time ministry. They served churches in Boston and Los Angeles before moving to Dallas in 1992.
The Hoopers have three children, Dave, Leigh Anne, and Steve; and, nine grandchildren. They have also been blessed with two grandsons by marriage and a great-granddaughter. Dave and his wife, Angela, lead the Austin church. Leigh Anne, and her husband, Derik, lead the Northeast Worship Center of the DFW Church. Steve, and his wife, Trish, serve in many ways in the West Worship Center of the DFW Church. Bill enjoys gardening in his backyard and keeping up with his grandchildren. Sally enjoys reading about Bible history and culture. Together they enjoy going on cruises, and walking and exploring new neighborhoods in their surrounding area.
Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader - South Worship Center
Pierre and Shara Saget
Pierre and Shara serve as Evangelist and Women's Ministry Leader in the South Worship Center. They joined the staff of the DFW church in 2014, after years of membership in congregations in Texas and New Jersey. Pierre has a Computer Science degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Shara graduated from Rutgers Law School, Juris Doctor. Prior to working full-time for the church, Pierre worked for many years in the social service and counseling field; and, Shara worked as an attorney.
The Sagets married in 2003 and have two daughters. Pierre and Shara are both avid readers and love watching movies, playing board games, and working out.
Evangelist and Women's Ministry Leader - South Worship Center
Jacob and Jenelle Bartlow
Jacob and Jenelle serve as Evangelist and Women's Ministry Leader in the South Worship Center. Jacob graduated from UNT with a degree in Construction Engineering and Management. Jenelle graduated from Texas Culinary Academy with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Jacob and Jenelle married in 2011 and went into the full-time ministry a year later, first serving as Youth and Family Ministry leaders. They currently lead the Campus Ministry at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Tarrant County Community Colleges. They love working with and raising up the next generation!
The Bartlows have one beautiful daughter. Jenelle has a passion for baking and calligraphy. Jacob enjoys long-distance running.
Elder and Elder’s Wife - South Worship Center
Don and Shelia Murray
The Murrays were appointed an Elder/Elder’s wife in the fall of 2013. They met in the Boston singles ministry and were married in 1988. The Murrays moved to Arlington, Texas in 2003 and are a part of the South Worship Center. Don has a Biochemistry degree from MIT and works as a High School Environmental Science Teacher (Uplift Education). Sheila has a degree in Psychology from Charleston Southern University and works as a Care Transitions Manager for United Way/Agency on Aging.
The Murrays have two daughters, Meagan and Melissa. Meagan and her husband Jared are members of the New York City church; and, Melissa and her husband, Jonny, are part of the Downtown region of the Boston church. Don loves history while Shelia enjoys gardening, upholstery and sewing.
Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader - West Worship Center
Mark and Connie Mancini
Mark and Connie serve as the Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader for the West Worship Center. They both received their degrees from Eastern Illinois University. Mark in English and Journalism and Connie in Child Development and Family Studies. The Mancinis bring a wealth of experience and ministry expertise to Dallas, having led dynamic ministries in Boston, Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada. In Canada, they oversaw the planting of nine churches across major cities throughout Canada.
Mark and Connie have been married for 40-years and have three adult children, two daughter-in-laws and three beautiful young granddaughters. They both love nature, wildlife, and hiking where Mark incorporates his love for photography. Mark has a passion for studying the Bible and preaching. Together, Mark and Connie have trained and raised up countless young men and women to serve in the full-time ministry.
Youth and Family Ministers - West Worship Center
Jamal and Resa Myhand
Jamal and Resa Myhand serve as Youth & Family Ministry Leaders for the West Worship Center. They have a passion for helping young adults and a unique ability to relate to that generation. They minister to Teens in the Fort Worth area.
Before going into the full-time ministry they both served as interns in the Campus Ministry at the University of Texas-Arlington from where they both graduated. They were married in 2017. The Myhands enjoying playing cards and dominoes. Resa loves cooking and dancing; Jamal enjoys football and reading.
Elder and Elder’s Wife - West Worship Center
Carl and Danielle Daniel
Carl was appointed an Elder in the summer of 2014. The Daniels served in the Boston Church in various roles for 25-years, before moving to Texas. Carl has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina; and, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina A&T State. Danielle has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts. Carl is currently employed as a VicePresident of Risk Management for Citibank. Danielle works in accounting for a senior living organization.
Carl and Danielle were married in 1990. The Daniels have two adult sons: Blake is enrolled in nursing school while working at UT Southwestern Hospital. He is a part of the West Singles Ministry. Alec currently lives and works in Boston and serves in the Singles Ministry of the Boston Church of Christ. Carl enjoys listening to gospel choir music, reading books for growth, and going on walks with his wife. Danielle loves decorating, cooking, reading, watercolor painting, shopping, and exercising.