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.

"Tara-Leigh Cobble is one of the brightest disciple-makers I know."

-- Matt Chandler (Pastor of The Village Church, President of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network)
 


COURTNEY
BECK

Executive
Director

DEREK
WINKLEY

Men's Director of
Development & Connections

DANIELLE
DAY

Administrative
Assistant

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Her mom lived out the gospel for her every day. God used her mother's love and prayers to draw her into a relationship with Himself when she was 14. Shortly afterward, her mom passed away. In the years since, the Lord has shown up beautifully in that vacancy, revealing His heart toward her. Having seen the way her mom's love for the Lord changed her own life, she longed to be catalytic in helping others see Christ's beauty. She's been on Staff with D-Group for 2 years and lives in Dallas, TX, working to carry on the legacy of loving people well.  He was raised in a gospel-centered home in Mesquite, TX, where his father pastored a church. After being discipled into a relationship with Christ, he accepted a calling into ministry and was licensed and ordained to carrying the weight of preaching the truth of the gospel of Jesus 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 6 year old 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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