Our Staff

Alan MilesAlan Miles

Minister of Youth and Young Adults

Alan received a B.A. in Mass Communication from Wright State University in Dayton, OH, and is currently a Master of Divinity student at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, with less than a year to go. He is in the ordination process with the United Church of Christ.

Alan previously served as Youth Minister at South Hills Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fort Worth, where he was instrumental in establishing youth activities, with a network of other churches, focused on service, learning, worship and fun. He also founded a Sunday breakfast club Bible study for youth, engaged youth through a variety of learning types with the curriculum and was the Lead on the area youth retreats team for Junior and Senior High youth.​

Anita HaddyAnita Haddy

Director of Ministry & Volunteer Development

Anita joined 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 Ministry & Volunteer Development where she uses her skills and expertise to assist in the creation of new ministries, the development of existing ministries and placement of volunteers.

Ariel DuarteAriel Duarte

Accountant

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.

Chris Chisim

Chris Chism

Assistant Director of Music and Worship

Chris’ dynamic way of leading worship has been experienced in churches across the country, including locally where he is the contemporary music leader for our Wednesday night PULSE service.

He has a passion to connect people into the presence of God and to create a sound and style that crosses cultural and generational barriers. Chris and his band are featured weekly at Alexandre’s in Dallas, and will soon be featured on the Coca-Cola stage daily at the State Fair of Texas . A talented composer as well, Chris has recorded and performed many new pieces adopted by churches and inspirational groups worldwide. He has performed with the world-renowned Turtle Creek Chorale, Shirley Cesar, Grammy winner Israel Houghton’s New Breed, as well as many other artists and groups across the US. Chris has been called “an energetic and thrilling performer who never fails to inspire and motivate audiences and congregations wherever he performs.”

Hardy Haberman

Hardy Haberman

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 23 years.

Dan PeelerDan Peeler

Minister for Children & Families

Dan has been our Minister for Children and Families for over 17 years and was a volunteer in the Children’s Ministry before that. He is also one of the founders of the CoH Order of St. Francis and St. Clare and the staff steward and frequent contributor to our Daily Devotion Ministry. Educating children, both at church and through outside endeavors, has always been his joy and his calling.

Dan’s background is in the animation and film production business, having been an animation director and character designer for clients such as Sesame Street, Chuck E. Cheese and the Disney Channel. Dan received his theological education from Brite Divinity School. He and his art business partner, Charlie Rose, write and illustrate all of our ministry’s progressive, gender-balanced curriculum and are the creators of over one hundred illustrated PowerPoint lessons, books and educational wall décor that are used weekly in Children’s Church. Dan is also a frequent contributor to our Youth Ministry curriculum and adult education programs.

 

David Moldenhauer

Director of Music and Worship

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 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.

Rev. Winner Laws

Rev. Winner Laws

Minister Winner Laws is spiritually called to make a difference in the lives of others through her gifts and talents. Since 2000, she has been a member of Cathedral of Hope (CoH) UCC. As a UCC Licensed Minister, she wants all people (Black, Hispanics, LGBTQ) to know that God loves them unconditionally.

Minister Winner performs sacred occasions including weddings, home blessings, and counseling. She enjoys being a part of the evolving spiritual development of people. Originally from Houston, she currently resides in Plano, TX. Her passions include faith development, leadership, family, and golf.

Jess McDowell

Director of Media

John Arney

Reception

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.

Jose DiazJose Diaz

Graphic Designer

Lynn Taylor

Lynn Taylor

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.

Paul Kolasci

Administrative Assistant

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

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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

Scott Cannon, CPA

Accounting Assistant

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.

Scott Stout

Scott Stout

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Scott Stout is the Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor of the Cathedral of Hope. In this role, he assists the Senior Pastor in managing all of the Senior Pastor’s personal appointments during the week and provides support and assists with whatever is needed before, during and after each worship service.

In addition to serving as the Executive Assistant, Scott is also the Office Manager of the church and is responsible for coordinating all of the components for keeping the internal workings moving as smoothly as possible. Previously, Scott served as the Event Coordinator who handled all weddings and special events at the church.

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Sean Baugh

Associate Director of Music and Worship

Sean is Associate Director of Music and 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.

Sue Schrader

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.

Rev. Yinessa Romero

Rev. Yinessa Romero