Who We Are

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Tara-Leigh Cobble

D-Group Founder & President

Her earliest memory is learning John 3:16 from her mom, but she wasted years coasting on the second-hand information she heard at her church in the rolling hills of East TN. It wasn't until God moved her to a 250-sq ft apartment in NYC that she developed a hunger to read the Scriptures for herself and find out who He really is. These days, she likes to remind people of what it took her so long to learn: “You can read the whole Bible every year in just 12 minutes a day!” She's a member of The Village Church in Dallas, TX. She lives in Dallas, where she has no pets or children -- or anything else that might die if she forgets to feed it.
 


CALLIE
SUMMERS

Executive
Director

DEREK
WINKLEY

Men's Director of
Development & Connections

DANIELLE
DAY

Administrative
Assistant

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She grew up in a Christian home with loving parents, but her faith became her own in college. Her hunger for the Word of God flourished and she discovered the power of Christian community and discipleship relationships as catalysts for spiritual growth. A native Texan, she loves the beach and the mountains, and enjoys hiking, camping, and hammocking. She is a voracious podcast listener and book reader. She is excited to join staff and is thrilled to be used by God to strengthen His kingdom! Raised in a gospel-centered home in Mesquite, TX, his father pastored a church. After being discipled into a relationship with Christ, Derek accepted a call to ministry and was licensed and ordained to carry the weight of preaching the gospel of Christ. He is currently completing his BA in Business at the University of North Texas while interning in Spiritual Formations at The Village Church in Dallas. Derek is married and a father to his beautiful daughter Aubree. He's a great addition to the D-Group team!  She became a Christian in grade school, but her family background didn't provide a true picture of God. Legalism was a crushing weight she sought to escape, leading her to terrible choices in college. After she married her husband Trevor, she began studying the Word, where God revealed His character. When they moved from Seattle to Texas, she began to see the things she'd learned take shape -- God really was her Comforter and Provider! She joined D-Group shortly after the move and counts it among her best decisions!

ANDREA
BURKE

Design &
Verse Songs

EMME
BILLAU

New Leader Training
Coordinator

JENN
SPARKS

New Leader Training
Coordinator

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BRIAN
SHAKLEY

Theology &
Resources

MELISSA
GRIMES

Theology &
Resources

CHELSEA
PRESTON

Theology &
Resources

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RACHEL
MANTOOTH

Events
Admin

JESSICA
IAROCCI

Events
Promotion

JOELLE
SMITH

Israel
Admin

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KATIE
WEBBER

New Leader
Training

ANNA
LANE

New Leader
Training

DONNA
REESE

New Leader
Training

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KALI
DABNEY

Leader
Care

ALISHA
BELL

Leader
Care

ERIKA
ROUSE

Southeast
Hospitality

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DEANNA
TORRES

Southeast
Hospitality

NIKI
THOMPSON

Midwest
Hospitality

 
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