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Board of Stewards

Board of Stewards

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George Mera - Chair
George is a consultant in the Optical industry. He became a member of our church in 2007 and has been very active in the Prison Ministry, Usher Team, Greeting Team, and Bylaws committee. George was elected to the Board of Stewards for a first-term in 2015.
Mary Hershiser - Vice Chair
Mary is a thirty-year veteran police officer. From 1999 through 2012 she was employed by the Cathedral, providing protection for members and staff. Mary became a member of our church in 2007 and has served on our Personnel Committee. Mary was elected to the Board of Stewards for a first term in 2015.
James Deets - Treasurer
James 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.
Steven Fontaine - Secretary
Steven works in the Information Technology industry. He became a member of our church in 2003 and has been a staple in our Choir. He served as Secretary to the Pastoral Search Committee. Steven was elected to the Board of Stewards for a first-term in 2015 and currently serves as the Board’s Secretary.
Roger Poindexter
Roger 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.
Jon Nelson
Jon is a practicing attorney and has served as a leader in many civic organizations. He became a member of our church in 2007 and has been active in the Usher ministry. Jon was elected to the Board of Stewards for his first term in 2013 and served as chairperson.
John Rieger
15-20 Years of Mortgage Servicing/Real Estate
15 Years of Hospitality Experience in Restaurants
Member of COH for 10 years
Served on COH Finance Committee for 2+ years
Regional Committee Member of Lambda Legal
Board Treasurer of Turtle Creek Chorale
Worship Coordinator at COH for 5+ Years
Bob Shea
Robert Shea's professional career in education has spanned 45 years. He has served as a Catholic high school teacher, Principal and President. As President, he organized a multi-million dollar capital campaign to meet the costs associated with the design and construction of an academic wing and establishment of an endowment for professional development and student financial assistance. His development efforts included successful solicitation from foundations, corporations, and individuals.
Building upon his teaching and administrative experiences, he founded SHEA CONSULTING SERVICES in 1991. The firm’s consultants offer an array of consultative guidance opportunities including board, administration and faculty workshops, strategic planning protocols as well as a variety of retreats, program audits and seminars. Current and past clients can be found throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Australia and Asia.
Mr. Shea holds degrees from La Salle University, the University of Notre Dame and was awarded a Certificate from the Institute of Applied Psycho-theology. He has also done post-graduate work at Villanova University and the London School of Economics. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Brite Divinity. His articles and audio-tapes on various topics of change and culture, planning and education have been published by the United States Catholic Conference, National Catholic Vocation Conference, National Catholic Reporter, Richard J. Burke & Associates, The Consultum, St. Mary's Press, LinkedIN, Voice America Internet Radio, and Business Week magazine.
Mr. Shea’s service includes participation as a board member at the secondary and collegiate levels of education. He was a founding Director and Chair of the Angela Foundation of St. Louis, MO., and a former member of the Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission. In 2003, he co-founded the Bishop John R. Gorman Institute for Catholic School Leadership at St. Xavier University in Chicago and in 2008 opened a new Leadership Institute at Loyola University of New Orleans, LA. Mr. Shea is a frequent presenter at national and regional convocations of various educational and fund raising associations throughout the United States.
Stacia Sims
My name is Stacia Sims. I’m married to an incredible woman (Teneka Burrell) who is one of the kindest, smartest, sweetest people I know. I’m grateful that God has given me the gift of her presence in my life. We live in Addison with our two dogs Lucy and Lilly. Teneka and I typically attend the 9:00 service. Cathedral of Hope is the first and only church of which I’m a member. I fell in love with the music of CoH back in 1998 and my love has grown from there. I love our diversity. I love our welcoming spirit. I love our clergy and staff. We hear from almost every guest that passes through our doors that we have something special. I wholeheartedly agree and want to be part of the future of this amazing place we call Hope.
I have over 10 years of experience at the board level of non-profit organizations with my employer’s charitable foundation, Susan G. Komen North Texas Affiliate (2006 – 2008), as well as Cathedral of Hope. I served on the CoH board for six years. I currently serve as secretary of my homeowners’ association board.
CoH is a Vibrant, Inclusive and Progressive church of all people. I feel that the Board of Stewards needs to reflect the church we are and hope to be. The Board needs to have Stewards who represent us ALL. With Rev. Neil as our Sr. Pastor, we have a true leader. To continue to have a board that can support him in his leadership and calling is critical to the future of CoH. It is my hope that, if elected, I can represent the female members, future members and all members of our congregation. Our church is in such a great place and I look forward to being part of the SHIFT!

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