Children's Ministry Staff
Ministry Leader of Elementary and Coordinator for VBS & Special Projects
Barrett comes to us from southern Virginia where she was raised in a deep-rooted Baptist Church. She grew up the middle child in a believing family, knowing the gospel and loving and serving Jesus. However, it wasn’t until her early twenties that she truly grasped a full understanding of her need for God’s unfailing, unconditional love and grace. Barrett attended Longwood University in Farmville, VA, where by God’s perfect design she met a boy from Texas who was attending the men’s college in the same small town. She and David were married in 1999 and moved to Dallas two weeks later to start their new life. Together, they became members of PCPC in 2001.
After volunteering for Vacation Bible School (VBS) and serving on the leadership committee for many years, the opportunity arose for Barrett to step into the coordinator role. She brings to the Children’s Ministry her gifts of organization, project management, detail orientation, and creative thinking to bring new life to a historically-favorite childhood church event. She has a heart for young families and a strong desire to share the truth that “we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Barrett has a great love for collaborating with a group of hard-working volunteers to produce VBS each year.
Barrett is married to David and they have two middle-school-aged daughters, Hannah and Emma Ruth, and a cheerful Golden Retriever, Mildred.
Ministry Leader of Preschool
Jeanie grew up on the Tennessee River in a small town of 600 people and attended a Presbyterian church. She came to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior during a Young Life retreat at 9. From the age of 12, until she left for college, Jeanie served as the preschool teacher for her church. Jeanie attended Vanderbilt University hoping to be a Child Life Specialist, but the Lord had other plans. While in college, Jeanie attended Christ Presbyterian Church. After graduating, she had the opportunity to be on staff in the youth ministry, where she served for eight years in various capacities. The Lord used those experiences to build a passion for serving children and families with Jeanie.
Jeanie eventually met her husband, John, and moved to Dallas in 1997. Jeanie was on staff at PCPC from 1998 through 2000 as an assistant to Tim Tinsley. She then stepped away from vocational ministry but never ministry. Jeanie stayed home raising five precious children and invested countless hours into children and families through VBS, Chapel school, and many church programs. Eventually, the Lord opened the door for her to return to PCPC as the Ministry Leader of Preschool. Jeanie is an avid reader, sports enthusiast, and enjoys a great meal with friends.
Ministry Leader of Nursery and Childcare
Carla is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston and Austin, Texas. She attended the University of Texas but claims also to love the Aggies, thanks to her children! Carla has a wealth of experience serving in the Children’s Ministry. She served as Children’s Ministry Director at Bannockburn Baptist Church in Austin, TX, for twenty-five years. Carla and her husband, Steve, moved to Dallas a few years ago. Seeing children grasp how much Jesus loves them excites her most about her calling to the Children’s Ministry at Park Cities Presbyterian. Those who have met Carla will note her warmth, wisdom, excitement, and love for children to know and love Jesus. Carla enjoys crafting, reading, walking, and especially spending time with her thirteen grandchildren. Carla continues to look forward to partnering with parents, grandparents, and volunteers to make disciples of our little ones at PCPC.
Pastor of Family Ministries
Pete comes to PCPC from Redeemer Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he has served as the Senior Pastor since 2009. Before Redeemer Church, Pete was the Campus Minister for RUF at Baylor University from 2002 to 2009, where he helped mentor and shepherd many current PCPC members. He formerly held roles at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Waco and Trinity Christian Academy in Addison.
Pete’s wife, Kristen, is a Christian author and counselor whom Pete calls “his greatest asset, supporter, and companion.”
Pete has three adult children: Rebecca (married to Jed Spurgeon), David, and Jonathan.
Administrative Assistant to Children's Ministry
Eunice, the youngest of four, grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and has loved and followed Jesus since childhood. Eunice received a degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Mennonite University—an educational foundation that has blessed her as a teacher, volunteer, mother to two sons, and “Gigi” to two delightful grandchildren.
Eunice and her husband, Randy, made their home in Virginia and Tennessee before moving to Dallas in 2016. They joined PCPC soon after their arrival. Eunice brought a love of serving the little ones through VBS, teaching preschoolers during Sunday School and A Mother’s Heart, and creating catechism visuals. Eunice enjoys music, crafting, traveling, puppies, and sunsets.
Zest Quest Coordinator
Darian grew up in Dallas, the oldest of 4 children. She grew up in a home where there was never a day she didn’t know Jesus. Darian became a member of Highland Park Presbyterian when she was a freshman at Highland Park High School. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Math and Secondary Education. Darian married Dave Reichert, who also grew up at HPPC. They have been married for 29 years and have four sons. Austin, Ben, and Will have all launched with jobs in Dallas. Their youngest, Carson, is attending Texas A&M. They joined PCPC in 1996. Dave is an elder presently serving on our session.
Since 2009, Darian has worked part-time in several capacities, including Preschool Director, VBS Coordinator, Youth Coordinator, and Zest Quest Coordinator. For fun, she and Dave have enjoyed chaperoning the HS Florida Trip. She is passionate about Young Families and the Youth of our church.
Ministry Safe Specialist and VBS Administrator
Heather was born and raised in Oklahoma and found her way to Texas as a young adult. New to Dallas in 1997, she quickly became interested in the legal field. She spent her pre-ministry career wearing administrative, legal, and managerial hats at a boutique law firm. She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Heather is committed to providing hospitality, support, and direction to children, parents, and volunteers within the church and the Family Ministry. Heather joined the PCPC staff in 2012 as the Coordinator of Family Ministry. As her family grew, she stepped back from a full-time position but has continued to administer PCPC’s Vacation Bible School and MinistrySafe programs.
Heather and her husband, Clif, married at PCPC in 2010. They have the privilege of parenting Joshua, Mallory, Alexandra, and Millie. Heather enjoys a good nap, traveling, live music, and dining with family and friends in her spare time!
Senior Director of Family Ministries
Katherine has been a member of PCPC since 2014 and has held many leadership roles across the church, including teaching Sunday School for Pre-K and Elementary, leading a Thursday Morning Bible Study small group, and serving on various committees. Before moving to Dallas, Katherine worked at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston as the Female Youth Ministry Lead and Assistant to the Youth Pastor.
In the community, Katherine has served as President of the St. Mark’s Parents’ Association and as a member of the St. Mark’s Board of Trustees. Katherine and her husband Brian have three sons: Parker (18), Will (16), and Cameron (14) who have all grown up at PCPC. Katherine loves to read and walk with friends and cherishes time in the outdoors with her boys.