Middle School Staff
Assistant Pastor of Youth
Brent’s ministry to our PCPC families began in January 2005 when he joined the youth ministry as an intern under Mark Davis’ leadership, who was serving as Director of Youth Ministries at the time. After a few years, he was asked to be the Ministry Leader to Children and Families while he also concurrently pursued a seminary education. In the Fall of 2010, he was called to his current position as Director of Youth Ministries and in January 2013 was ordained and installed as an Assistant Pastor at PCPC. Brent’s time at PCPC working with children, youth, and families has been a wonderful, challenging, fun, transformative calling for the last several years.
He is married to Alison and they have two children, Brynn Eleanor and Davis Scott.
Brent graduated from Texas A&M University in 2004 with a BBA in Marketing and completed my Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in May 2011.
Middle School Ministry Leader
Will grew up in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School in 2009. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2012 with a B.A. in Philosophy and minors in Psychology and Religion, and he currently attends Dallas Theological Seminary where he is finishing a Master of Arts in Christian Education. Before joining PCPC, Will served in the youth ministries of several churches, as a counselor and Program Director at T Bar M Sports Camp, as a Bible teacher at Cornerstone Crossroads Academy, and as the Executive Director of Armour Up Ministries. For the PCPC Middle School Ministry, he is passionate about seeing the Lord change the lives of students and families through the gospel of Jesus Christ, through knowing and treasuring the Triune God and His Word, and through fun and discipling relationships with servant leaders. He is also passionate about his Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Stars, and Boston Red Sox.
Middle School Resident
I was born in Jasper, Indiana, but was raised in Paris, Texas. My home church in Paris is Calvary Chapel. I graduated from Paris High School, where I was involved in choir and basketball. Then I went off to college at Dallas Baptist University where I majored in Communications. I graduated from DBU in May 2011. Then I attended the Kanakuk Institute, where I studied the Bible and earned credit toward my Masters degree from John Brown University. I completed the Kanakuk Institute in April 2012 and completed my Masters in Ministry from JBU in May 2013.
Following the Kanakuk Institute in April 2012, I worked for Kanakuk Kamps all summer then moved home in August 2012. I ended up spending that year living at home and working in Paris, Texas. I also finished my Masters degree online. Then summer 2013 I worked for Kanakuk Kamps again. When camp ended in August, I did not know where the Lord was leading me. I researched and job hunted for two months before I found this position at PCPC. I enjoy working with youth and showing them how to live a life dedicated to God. I have had many opportunities to work with youth and I love that the Lord has provided me with a passion to disciple youth. In October 2013, I officially became the PCPC Middle School girls intern. I’m looking forward to the fun, exciting, crazy journey ahead!
Middle School Resident
My name is Derek Hawkins and I am from Columbus, Mississippi. I attended Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama majoring in Theological Studies with a concentration in Youth Ministry. Throughout my time in college, I served with Pine Cove and Rose City Summer Camps in Tyler, Texas. I also participated in The Forge, a leadership and discipleship training program.
I was drawn to this residency program because of my desire to serve God through teaching and loving His children. The middle school years are formative and can be a foundational stage where the Gospel can begin shaping their lives. Additionally, I believe that this residency will challenge and sharpen me as I grow in my knowledge and understanding of youth ministry. It is evident that PCPC is committed to raising youth to be disciples of Jesus and I am excited to be a part of this effort. I look forward to getting to know, learn, and grow with each of the students!
In my spare time, I enjoy playing sports, playing video games, and eating.
Middle School Resident
John was raised in Dallas, TX. The son of a PCA pastor, John was raised in the church and does not remember a time when he did not know the Lord. He was homeschooled through high school, and then attended Texas A&M University where he studied history. During his time at college, John’s faith became his own and he engaged in Christian community through Reformed University Fellowship. John is hoping to pursue vocational ministry in the future, and is excited for the preparation and experience he will get as an intern at PCPC. In his spare time, John enjoys drumming, being outdoors, throwing the Frisbee, and reading.
Middle School Resident
Kat was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the next 25 years of her life in many different cities before returning to her roots in the Park Cities area. She has a deep love for her alma mater, the University of Nebraska, where she studied Communications and English (…and Husker football). Kat has been involved in student ministry since working as a camp counselor back in her college days and is passionate about youth knowing the love of their Creator. In Kat’s free time, she enjoys perusing flea markets, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and going for runs at White Rock Lake.
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Leana comes to PCPC after three years as an executive assistant for the Acts 29 Network. Leana graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2008 with a degree in Sociology. After graduating, she spent four years as the Assistant to the Dean of Affairs at Parker University, a chiropractic school. In 2012, she began working for the Acts 29 Network, where she helped to manage, organize, and oversee applicants for membership in the network. She went on to work briefly as the Admissions Assistant for the Alcuin School before taking the job as Coordinator of Youth Ministry at PCPC. Leana has been involved in leading high school Bible studies at the Village Church since 2008 and is excited for the opportunity to merge her administrative gifts with her passion for ministry.
Coordinator of Youth Volunteers
I was born in Florence, Alabama. But I never lived there…my parents were on vacation. Instead, my homesteads included: Chicago, Dallas, Durham, Irving, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Dallas. The first half of those moves happened as my dad pursued ministry degrees and ministry life. The second half of those moves are the result of following in his footsteps. For my undergraduate studies, I attended Wheaton College where I had the joy of studying Christian Education. (If I believed in reincarnation, I would swear my professors were all formerly members of the Inklings.) What an awakening time that was! I went on to pursue Biblical Studies at Dallas Seminary, a season that quickened my heart to the beauty of the Scriptures. After seminary, I spent some time as the female Junior High youth leader at a church in Houston, followed by a quick stint in India learning about human trafficking and two years of teaching 4th grade at West Dallas Community School. Needless to say, it’s been an adventure. I am honored to now be included in the work God is doing at PCPC! May His kingdom come!