Meet Our Staff
Dr. Eric Herrstrom
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.
Executive Administrative Assistant
I have been a member of Lake Church since 1986. I married my wonderful husband Gary 23 years ago. We have 3 Sheltie fur-babies, Scooter, Sadie & Mosely. Love watching baseball, football, hockey, and playing Softball.
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.
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.
Dr. Phil Walleck
Hospitality & Assimilations
Hello friend. Thanks for stopping by. I am a blessed man. I like honest conversations & long walks with my wife. Guacamole is my favorite vegetable & the Mooshkas, my favorite kids. It’s an honor to serve here at Lake Church.
Dr. Ed Laymance
I am incredibly blessed with a wife of 46 years, two married children, and three grandsons. I enjoy the mountains, fall foliage, movies, football, and once birdied the famous Road Hole in Scotland.
Impact Counseling Operations Manager
Hi! I'm Kim Peters, wife to an amazing husband, Billy, mom to two amazing daughters and son-in-law’s, and Mimi to three little ones I think hung the moon! God is so good to me!
Impact Counseling Office Manager
I am a country girl at heart who has been married to her best friend of 38 years. I love spending time with my 2 sons, my daughter in law and our 1st grandson. Oh, and I Love my job.
I am a lover of Jesus & people! I have raised four boys. I enjoy spending time with family & friends, reading & playing with my dog.
Hey y’all. I’m grateful for my bride Jess, thankful for my kids, Liam, Micah, and Naomi (with Jesus). I enjoy adventures with my family, morning workouts, and playing pickup games of basketball. I’m passionate about discipling children and their families!
Hello! I am wife to Mike and a new mom to baby Malachi! I love hanging out with preschoolers and helping them learn about God’s great love! My hobbies include playing with playdoh, making slime, and any crafts with glitter!
Children’s Administrative Assistant
Happily married to a Godly man for 34 years. Love my LORD & Savior.
Thanks to my son, I love XBOX. You can teach an old dog new tricks. I enjoy winter camping, reading by a campfire, and my Precepts class.
PT Children’s Associate
Yellow y’all! My friends call me Merc or Merky. I love gathering friends together to eat food, play games, and shoot guns. I enjoy all things outdoors: road trips, hiking, climbing, camping, and hammocking!
Howdy! I’m a proud husband to Bekah, Dad to Anson, Cadence, and Zion, Texan, 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!
Hey Y’all! I’m a wife, a coffee lover, an artist, and a music enthusiast. Girl’s ministry is where it’s at! I love to travel and am passionate about exploring the world and loving the people in it.
Youth Administrative Assistant
Hi, Everyone! My husband and I both grew up in Dallas, graduated from UTA, and have always called north Texas home. I am passionate about music, spending time with family, and creating photo books of our special times together.
Greetings church family! Well, I’m a proud sometimes confused third culture kid, having lived in Argentina for some twenty-five years. I was born in Texas, love BBQ, spending time with family, meeting people, and traveling learning about other cultures.
PT Youth/Missions Associate
Yo yo 🤙 I am a college student who wants to better know God and help others do the same, especially those who have little access to a Bible. I enjoy spending time with people playing just about any game: Soccer, Basketball, Spike ball, Volleyball, Frisbee, Catan, Chess...let’s play something!
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 almost a full-fledged toddler. My happy place is participating in anything that involves movement, music, and/or the outdoors.
Hey guys!! I am blessed to be married to my beautiful wife Maggie and father to our son Martin. Running, getting buckets, and fellowshipping over a delicious meal are some of my favorite things to do. Holler at your boy!
Recreation Administrative Assistant
Hey! I’ve spent 22 years with my hunk of a husband. We have 4 incredible children: Hans, Reagen, Rhylee, and Izzie Rea + 2 grand kiddos! Jesus, family & friends, serving, hot rods, ranch life, and kayaking are my favs!
College & Young Adults Pastor
Glad you're here! I'm a transplant Texan from Arizona who believes work is best done on a front porch with sweet tea in hand. My greatest joy is talking to young adults about Jesus...while drinking sweet tea!
Marceline and I have been married for 15 years now and are parents of 5, born in three different countries. My passion is discipleship and leadership development for Christ’s Church while leveraging technology. When I feel bored, I go fishing or play soccer.
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.
Cleburne is where I grew up, met, and married my high school and forever sweetheart, Ted! I’m the proud mom of two daughters, an elementary teacher, and artist! I really enjoy finishing DIY projects and watching Texas Tech beat Baylor!
I am a Jesus-trusting, Arkansas-born, sunset-enthusiast, Hershey chocolate eater, Disney World fan, and a Walmart shopper whose favorite word is GRANDMA.
Project & Communications Manager
Hey fam! I'm an extremely spoiled wife to a handsome man named Jackson. I am a HUGE fan of diversity, the Fighting Farmers, time by the water with friends and family, and empowering people to turn weaknesses to strengths.”
Houston native but I’ve been calling Grand Prairie home since 2005. I’m married to a rockstar husband and we have a talented teenage son. When I’m
Not at church designing stuff I’m designing other stuff.
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!!!!!
Hey y’all! I am a man passionate about God, learning, rock climbing, and music. I will be a professor one day, but until then, I will continue school and go wherever God leads me.