Meet Our Board of Stewards

Roger Poindexter – Chair

Picture of Roger PoindexterRoger brings a lot of experience with him. He joined CoH in 2000 and has served once before on the board. In the past Roger served on the Pastoral Search Committee, Usher Team, Nominations Committee, Committee on Ministries and was a circle leader. Currently, he is a member of the Lay Ministers of Worship and the Development Committee.


Dana Goodenow – Vice Chair

Picture of Dana GoodenowDana has a long career in the mortgage servicing industry and currently works as a Director of Specialty Management. She brings 15+ years of leadership, training, and staff and process development to CoH. She has been involved in a number of community projects including coaching youth soccer, Habitat for Humanity, and the North Texas Food Bank. She and her wife Liesa joined CoH in May 2017. She is a member of the Engagement Committee, serves as the table guide leader for the New Member ministry, as an LMOW and as a greeter & usher at the Chapel and at Pulse.

James Deets – Treasurer

Picture of James DeetsJames has been a member of COH since 1994, and his spouse, Alex Morones, was confirmed as a member at the first confirmation of 2017. Over the years, James has been active in Circle Groups and also served those struggling with symptoms of AIDS through the Angel ministry. James’ volunteer experience includes over 20 years as a volunteer attorney with Legal Hospice of Texas, a nonprofit law firm providing free legal services to low income individuals who are terminally ill or HIV-positive. He is currently serving his ninth year as a member of the Board of Directors with the agency. James is an attorney with 24 years of experience, practicing in the executive compensation and employee benefits practice area. He currently works as a consultant on these types of matters as well as other employment-related tax matters in the Dallas office of Alvarez & Marsal, a global consulting firm.

Ronald Myles – Clerk

Senior Retirement professional with 16 years of experience in the financial and banking industry, currently with TIAA. Skilled in analytics, strategic thinking, sales, process management and process improvement. Graduate from the University of North Texas, holding security licenses with FINRA: Series 6, 63 and Texas state insurances licenses.

In addition, I use my time and talent with Coat of Colours council, Counting Committee, Plano’s Circle group, and Hillcrest House.

Dutch Ross

Picture of Dutch RossDutch has been a member of COH since 2001 and a member of the Lay Ministers of Worship since 2012. Joining the Lay Ministers has been an incredible experience for her and is a ministry she is very dedicated to.  She has been in the transportation, moving and storage business for 42 years. Her strengths are in coordination and counseling, assisting families with moves across country for their employer.  She considers it a distinct honor to serve on the Board of Stewards at COH. Cathedral has changed so many lives, it is her desire to take part in insuring the future of COH so that many more lives may be changed.

Jesus Lopez

Picture of Jesus LopezCurrently working in city government managing Home-less programs and Jesus also is an adjunct Instructor teaching English as a Second Language. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Women’s University and has more than 30 years experience working in social services. He currently work with the New Member Ministry and with the Hispanic congregation in different capacities. His greatest passion is to serve others by using the abilities he has have acquired through Church ministry and professional career.

Dusty DarrowDusty Darrow

I have attended the Cathedral of Hope since 1992 and been a member since 2000. I have served on several ministries over the years. I’ve been an Usher, LMOW, sang in the choir and served on the Nominations Committee in 2003 and the Board of Stewards from 2004 to 2007.

I was a Logistics Coordinator for a  national healthcare company for almost 20 years but have been pursuing my dreams in the Automotive industry for the last 8 years. My friends and peers know me to be levelheaded, open-minded and a good communicator. I believe in the mission and vision of this church and that we are being called to be a light in the world to guide those with hopeless hearts into a future of hope and grace. It would be an honor to serve as a member of the Board of Stewards.

Clarke MitchellClark Mitchell

Bringing over 41 years of experience in a vast array of business types and sizes, I seek to become a member of the Board of Stewards.

I have been a member of CoH for over 26 years, and my husband and I are collectively active in the New Member Ministry, Lay Ministers of Worship, Congregational Care, and the Bell Wall Society.

Working with business and customers as diverse as the membership at CoH affords me the ability to empathize and sympathize with situations and issues. Pairing this with my ability to adapt to an ever-changing business and cultural environment, I feel that I would bode well on the Board of Stewards. 

John PatisonJohn Patison

When my fiancé David and I first walked into CoH early 2019, we were overcome with a sense of welcome, love, and belonging. We knew we found our church home. We now serve as ushers and lead a weekly small group.

I have 37 years of finance industry experience including commercial lending, church financing, and financial planning. I have been with Northwestern Mutual since 2000. I have an MBA, a CFP® designation, and multiple securities registrations.

I was on the Executive Board for Circle 10 Council of Boy Scouts of America until 2020 serving on the Strategic Planning Committee. I would be honored to serve on the Board of Stewards to assist CoH expand our powerful impact locally and around the world.