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Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Eric Herrstrom

Lead Pastor

I’m a connoisseur of sports, Mexican food, and good coffee. But, my greatest passions are Jesus, family, and the local church. I’m married to my gorgeous wife, Laura. We have a creative and compassionate teenager, Emma Grace;

a spunky and verbose toddler, Lucy;

and two puppies, Humphrey and Annie. 


Dr. Alicia Garcia

Worship Pastor

I'm ridiculously in love with my husband of 25 years, Richard, and we are very proud parents of two amazing sons, Michael and David. Worshiper of Jesus is who I am, and worship is what I do (Rev. 19:10). 

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Pam Mason

Executive Administrative Assistant

I have been a member of Lake Church since 1986. I married my wonderful husband Gary in 1997. We are adoptive parents of a Jr High boy and look forward to finalizing in early 2023. We love Jesus first and foremost and  love watching baseball, football, hockey.

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Sue Flahaut

Group Life Associate

I grew up in Michigan but Texas is home! I am married to a wonderful guy. We have three kids, five grandkids, and one great-grand! I like baseball, apple pie, and yes, I am the coolest grandma.

David Jenkins

Pastoral Care Pastor

Hi! I’m David and Phyllis (Philly to our granddaughters) is my amazing wife of nearly 38 years. I enjoy helping adults serve through pastoral care ministries, learning to abide in Christ, travel, family time & being with God in His creation.

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Dr. Ed Laymance

Counseling Pastor

I am incredibly blessed with a wife of 46 years, two married children, and three grandsons. I enjoy the mountains, fall foliage, movies, and football. And I once birdied the famous Road Hole in Scotland. 


Dee Wright

Impact Counseling Office Manager

Dee joined Impact in 2021 right after retiring as an educator for over 30 years.  Her heart is to help others, both children and adults. Dee has been married for 33 years, has two adult children and is a long-time member of Lake Church. 


Tonya Trentham

Impact Counseling

Chief Operations Manager

I have been blessed to get to serve the Lord through Impact since it opened in 2005. I love getting to see God working in people’s hearts, minds and lives. I have been married for 25 years and have three amazing children and a super cute yorkie-poo who has my heart! 

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Stacy Rhodes

Impact Counseling Office Manager

Stacy joined Impact in 2020 and understands the world of counseling, she's married to an LPC. She has a passion to see hurting people, especially grieving ones, find comfort and joy again. She has been married for 29 years and has two children and a daughter-in-law. Stacy enjoys reading, cruising, and spending time with her family and dogs when not at work.


Heather Craig

Upcycle Director

I am a lover of Jesus & people! I have raised four boys. I enjoy spending time with family & friends, reading, & playing with my dog.

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Angela Martin

The Landing Coordinator

I am a beloved daughter of the King —a trophy of His grace! Together with my husband David, we are a blended family with six children and one grandchild. I enjoy reading, journaling, camping and exploring nature.


Ryan Diehl

Children's Pastor

Hey friends! I am the lucky husband to my wife Cathy and proud dad of two energetic kids, Lily and Hayden. I love time with my family and playing games. Dr. Pepper and the Clemson Tigers are my favorites.

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Olivia Morris

Children's Associate

Hi friends! I'm Ollie or Liv! I grew up in Rowlett, Texas with summers in NM, so I’m a quirky southwest mix (like your favorite Tex Mex).

I am a UTA grad and a DBU master’s student.

A few things that make my day: a good playlist, talking with my momma, a good lifting session. I can’t wait to meet you in person and hear about you. grace and peace.

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T.J. Lewis

Youth Pastor

Howdy!  I’m a proud husband to Bekah; dad to Anson, Cadence, and Zion; a Texan, a Rangers fan, and a barbecue aficionado.  I thank God every day that I have the BEST job in the Kingdom as your youth pastor.  Thanks, and Gig’em!

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Kait Thibeaux

Youth Associate

Hey y’all! I’m a wife, a coffee lover, an artist, and a music enthusiast. Girls' ministry is where it’s at! I love to travel and am passionate about exploring the world and loving the people in it.

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David Balyeat

Missions Pastor

Greetings, church family! Well, I’m a proud, sometimes confused, third culture kid, having lived in Argentina for some 25 years. I was born in Texas, love BBQ, spending time with family, meeting people, traveling, and learning about other cultures.

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Katrina Parlin

Recreation Pastor

Hey y’all! I’m an east coast girl living in this Texas world. Six years married to the best Texan around and I have the cutest, most fun daughter who is a full-fledged toddler. My happy place is participating in anything that involves movement, music,

and/or the outdoors.


Kelly Anderson

Recreation Administrative Assistant

Blessed wife to my husband Cserdis, mom to 5 amazing children, and Gigi to our granddaughter, Nova. I love spending my time coaching and mentoring youth through sports and Girl Scouts.


Courtney Gray

Communications Director

Hi there! I’m just a sojourner learning to delight in the grace Christ has lavished upon me. Joyfully married to my David, and passionate about showing forth the Goodness, Truth, & Beauty of Christ in all I do. Teaching life-changing truths excites me, I love getting lost in a good story or hands-on project, engaging conversation gives me life, and  I’ll never turn down a good cup of coffee!


Hannah Morris

Young Adults Minister

What up, fam! I'm an extremely spoiled wife to a handsome man named Jackson, and mom to the sweetest baby, Fletcher! I love musicals and movies, rooms where I'm the minority and the youngest, lake days with friends and family, and the underdog.

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Thomas Shroder

College Pastor

Glad you're here! I'm husband to my godly, beautiful bride Brooke, twin dad to Emmie + Evie, and a transplant Texan who believes work is best done with coffee in hand, and Gen-Z will change the world for King Jesus!

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Mercy Robinson

College & Children’s Associate

Yellow y’all! My friends call me Merc or Merky. I love gathering friends together to eat food, play games, and snuggle my nephew, Malachi. I enjoy all things outdoors: road trips, hiking, climbing, camping, and hammocking!


Rynthia Clements

Director of Excel Learning

The best part of my story is this: I’m a Christ follower, married to Tom for 43 years, mom to four, Grammy to six. I’ve been in the business of education for 31 years and believe a great teacher can be one of the most influential people in a person’s life. I love my work at Lake Church’s Excel Learning and the impact it is making in Arlington! 


Cody Chaffin

Pastoral Resident

I’m passionate about preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. I love drinking good coffee and getting lost in a good book. My goal in everything I do is to point to Jesus,

“the founder and perfecter of our faith.”

(Hebrews 12:2)

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David Chase

Executive Pastor

I do stuff behind the scenes. Husband to Misty, father to Aby & Ryan. Sometimes I teach, sometimes I bike, sometimes I weld. I always like cookies, Dr. Pepper, and good music. Fan of Dallas Baptist University

and Grace Prep.

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D'Lynn Moxon

Financial Assistant

Cleburne is where I grew up, met, and married my high school and forever sweetheart, Ted!  I’m the proud mom of two daughters- one, an elementary teacher and the other, an artist! I really enjoy finishing DIY projects and watching Texas Tech beat Baylor!

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James Burns

Facility Manager

 My name is James Burns and I am the Facilities Manager here at Lake Church. Born in Vietnam and raised in Saudi Arabia. Graduated Kennedale High School and attended UTA for Mechanical Engineering. Huge Longhorn Fan… Hook’ Em!!!!!

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Larry Covington


My name is Larry M. Covington. I have been working at Lake Church since 2008 and am a BIG Mavs and Cowboys fan! 


Jennifer Smith


Moving and grooving greetings. I'm a wife of several years to my favorite spark and mom of wonderfully made children. I find time to explore with reading, aquatics, music, and yoga. 

Go Lake Church!

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Colby Blacksher


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Judy Tapp

Front Desk Receptionist

I am forever grateful for my family, church and Savior Jesus Christ. I seek to encourage & bless others. I am from Arkansas, married my high school boyfriend. I love to play the piano & travel.

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Brenda Boozer

Front Desk Receptionist

 I have been a member of Lake Church for a long time. I enjoy singing in the choir, making a joyful noise. I also Lead the Lake Arlington Karate Academy that meets in Fellowship Hall. What a blessing to serve at Lake Church

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Sue Kennedy

Front Desk Receptionist

I am a child of The King. With a penchant for solving logic problems, God blessed me with 24 years at Alcon Laboratories as a computer programmer and business analyst. I have worshipped with Lake Church for 34 years.

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