Director of Next Steps
Anita became a member of CoH in October 1991. In 1993 she began serving as a volunteer in the New Member Ministry and joined the church staff full-time in 1996 as the coordinator for Membership and Volunteer Services. As her management responsibilities increased over the years, Anita has continued to effectively meet each challenge with a blend of determination and compassion that has made her a respected and beloved church leader.
Although her gifts of hospitality and laughter are what bless our members initially, it is Anita’s level-headed wisdom and vision, behind the scenes-in process analysis, people management, and directing and working with teams-that helps our church run smoothly and meet the day-to-day needs of our congregation. Anita currently serves as Director of Next Steps where she uses her skills and expertise to develop processes that help folks take their next steps on the discipleship path, to motivate online and in-person visitors and to support and resource ministry leaders with systems for recruiting and developing volunteers.
As the accountant of Cathedral of Hope I am privileged to assist in maintaining the financial accounts of this institution. It has been an absolute honor to have the opportunity to serve cathedral of hope in its accounting department. Having this opportunity has propelled me to grow in multiple ways but in all, it has given me the tools to grow professionally. Being given such extraordinary responsibilities and tasks gave me the building blocks to reach a new potential in my professional life, it gave me the experience and knowledge to know what it entails to maintain an organization financially. In addition, my employment with Cathedral of Hope has given me a clearer understanding of faith, respect, and love. I am immensely thankful for both the professional and the personal faith growth I experience each and every day.
Digital Experience Manager
Hardy has spent a lifetime in Advertising, Marketing and Entertainment. He has been a member of Cathedral of Hope since 1995 and is delighted to bring his experience to the church to revitalize and expand our digital presence. He and his partner Patrick Ryan have been together for over 27 years.
Director of Worship Experience
David Moldenhauer has been on staff at Cathedral of Hope since 2002. His passion for worship, love of choral and instrumental music, and enthusiasm for working with volunteer musicians are a great fit for his position at CoH, which includes planning worship services, preparing and directing the Sanctuary Choir, arranging and orchestrating music selections, playing organ for most traditional services, and overseeing logistics for the Wednesday evening Pulse worship.
The son of a Lutheran pastor, David grew up in Wisconsin, and was a Lutheran music director in the Milwaukee area for 17 years prior to moving to Dallas. In addition to his church work, David has extensive experience as a choral accompanist and singer, music director for community theater, and buyer/salesperson in retail print music. He and his husband David Gorman have been together since 1994, and are the proud parents of three rescue dogs, Hope, Dexter, and Norman.
Rev. Susan Perry
Rev. Susan PerrySusan Perry is a commissioned minister. She is commissioned in the South-Central Conference as a feminist theologian. Her work involves support of the Cathedral of Hope and as a teacher and preacher on feminist interpretations of the Bible. She is a trained feminist and has been researching, teaching, studying, and writing feminist theories (especially in her Ph.D. work and seminary) for decades as an English professor and continues her work in the church. She is interested in encouraging people, especially women, to read the Bible as an inclusive document that includes many women who make important theological points both in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
She has been an active member of the Cathedral of Hope for thirteen years, serving on many committees.
Director of Media Production
John has been a member of Cathedral of Hope since 1991. He shares his musical talent weekly in CoH’s orchestra! He is an established leader with over 25 years of experience within the travel industry serving as Director and Project Manager. He brings a demonstrated management skillset that balances the needs, goals, and vision of an organization, it’s members, and stakeholders. John’s entrepreneurial spirt coupled with a proven commitment to support CoH will help us connect, care and grow our community.
Director of Communications & Reach Content
Director of Facilities
Lynn has been with CoH since 2011. She has been in facilities management since 1995 and was a contract administrator for a demolition and abatement company for 3 years.
She is married and has 2 children and 4 more that call her mom, 3 grandchildren and 2 more on the way in 2015. She loves the country life, gardening and cake decorating.
I have been attending COH since August 1984 and became a member in March 1993. I retired from UPS in January 2010 and started volunteering in April doing various administrative duties. In February of 2014, I was contracted to work 8 hours a week working on other data entry jobs along with my volunteer work. Working at COH keeps me active and around many people I call family.
“And remember, the truth that once was spoken, to love another person is to see the face of God” Les Misérables
Salvadore Sotelo (Mechas)
Coordinador de Ministerios Hispanos
Originario de Empalme Escobedo Guanajuato México. Desde pequeño se interesó en la vida religiosa, por lo cual durante su juventud perteneció a una comunidad de vida consagrada. En 2008 llego a los Estados Unidos, donde vivió alejado de toda religiosidad, hasta el momento que escucho habla de Cathedral of Hope. Salvador es miembro de CoH desde mayo de 2015. Actualmente se desempeña como coordinado de ministerios Hispanos, actividad que lo llena de entusiasmo y dedicación.
En la actualidad realiza sus estudios en, Texas University of Teology, para obtener una certificación Pastoral
Scott Cannon, CPA
Scott works as an accountant in financial area. He is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of North Texas. With over 40 years of public accounting experience providing services for churches, non-profits and ministers, he brings a wealth of knowledge in accounting, budgetary compliance and reporting to the Cathedral of Hope.
Executive Assistant, Senior Leadership Team
Provides administrative support to the Senior Pastor, The Executive Pastors and the Operations Manager and provides worship support before, during and after each worship service. Additionally, he is the Event Coordinator, in which he is the liaison between individuals and congregants needing assistance with Weddings, Memorials, Funerals, and other special events utilizing the buildings on the Cathedral of Hope Campus. He handles the sales of Columbarium Niches as well as the scheduling of the inurnment of ashes and is the Bell Wall Society staff person for those leaving part of their estates to the church. And as the Office Manager, controls and is responsible for all administrative functionality (except for Finances) in the church.
Conductor and Associate Director of Worship
Sean is Conductor and Associate Director of Worship at Cathedral of Hope in Dallas where he leads the orchestra and choir for Sunday services and special events.
Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sean attended Oklahoma Baptist University where he studied choral conducting with Dr. Nancy Hill Cobb, and received a bachelors degree in music education and trumpet performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. At Oklahoma Baptist University, Sean was a two-time winner of the annual university-wide concerto competition and student conductor of the OBU Chorale.
Sean received a master of music degree in instrumental conducting from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University where he was named outstanding graduate conducting student. At SMU, Sean served as Assistant Conductor of the world-renowned Meadows Wind Ensemble, studying with Dr. Jack Delaney and Dr. Paul Phillips.
For four years, Sean was Artistic Director and Founder of the Camerata Chamber Winds. As the only professional ensemble dedicated to the highest quality chamber wind repertoire in the North Texas area, the Camerata Chamber Winds performed for audiences at the Coppell Center for Performing Arts and other local arts venues. Sean has served on the adjunct faculty at the University of Dallas, and he has served as guest conductor for numerous ensembles in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He is a member of ACDA.
Manager/Buyer for Sources of Hope Gifts & Books
Sue Schrader has been a staff member of Cathedral of Hope since November 1981. She started as the church Secretary, changed to the position of Administrative Assistant, was the Director of Programming, the Director of Outreach, the Director of Church Resources, and is currently the Manager/Buyer for Sources of Hope Gifts & Books. She graduated from the University of Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and English and from Southern Illinois University with a Master of Science in Physical Education. She taught for six years in public schools and for 11 years at the university level. Most of her university experience was in administration and developing various recreational programs for adults.
As Manager/Buyer for Sources of Hope Gifts & Books, she has brought the bookstore from a two-display case, one-bookshelf corner in the Fellowship Hall of a previous church building to a 550 square foot store with over 2,000 different items currently stocked.
Outreach Ministries Coordinator
Bill came to Cathedral of Hope with his husband in 2016. He started volunteering for iCARE in 2017 and became Outreach Coordinator in June 2020.
He oversees BACH, “Breakfast at Cathedral of Hope”. Where every Saturday morning we serve a hot breakfast. Every Monday we serve a hot lunch along with food and toiletries from our pantry through our “iCARE” ministry. These meals are served to those suffering from food insecurities. Twice a month volunteers gather for “Taste of Hope. In private homes they prepare hundreds of hot meals that are then distributed to those suffering from food insecurity who are living on the streets.
He also coordinates “Pack the Pantry”. Pantry donations are brought to our campus the last Sunday of every month to help stock the food pantry for our iCARE ministry.
In coordination with other staff members, he works to collect back to school supplies for students at Maple Lawn Elementary and Prism Health.
He also organizes, with the help of dedicated volunteers, our Thanksgiving Basket ministry. Every November we collect baskets of Thanksgiving dinners for a family of four so that they can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at home. We give out over 500 baskets which in turn feeds over 2000 people that might otherwise not have a Thanksgiving meal.
He and his husband Clay Chancey have been together for over 40 years and married for 5.
Small Groups Coordinator
Victoria C Anderson
Director of Content Development – Believe Out Loud
Native New Yorker, Victoria C. Anderson has over a decade of experience in multi-media, mass media, social media, broadcast, film, VR/AR, technical operations and media management.
Victoria is passionate about social justice strategy, LGBTQIA advocacy and content creation. She has experience developing media, designing programming and working for justice with non-profit, community and religious organizations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, Harlem Pride, Harlem Children’s Zone, The Collegiate Church and The Riverside Church.
Victoria is an actively involved member of The Riverside Church where she serves as a lay leader on the Mission and Social Justice (MSJ) Commission and is the MSJ representative to the Church Council. She sings tenor in the Riverside Inspirational Choir and taught Sunday School for the past four years.
In 2004, Anderson received her BA in Media Studies from Penn State University and a certification in Editing from New York University School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies in 2008. In 2016, she received her AVID Media Composer Editing Certification and an MFA in Writing and Directing Documentary from The City College of New York.
She has also completed several professional development courses including the Life Stories Institute Facilitator Certification at the Theatre Lab in Washington, D.C. and the United Church of Christ’s Our Whole Lives: Faith and Sexuality Facilitator Certification.