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 Flower Mound, TX. She lives outside Dallas, where she has no pets, plants, 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

DANIELLE
DAY

Administrative
Assistant

MARY
DEFFENBAUGH

Ministry
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. She became a Christian in elementary 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 make terrible choices in college. After she married her husband Trevor, God drew her into a study of the Word that revealed His true character. When they moved from Seattle to Texas, she began to see all the things she'd learned take shape: God really was her Comforter and Provider! She joined D-Group shortly after that move and counts it among her best decisions!  In her small Kentucky town, she first learned the truths of the Bible. She met and married her husband Dalton in college, and they moved to Dallas after graduation, where he began working in student ministry. During that time, their understanding of God was tested. The Lord kept drawing them to the truth of His Word and eventually led them to The Village Church. Mary joined a D-Group shortly afterward and has reaped the benefits ever since. She loves teaching people of all ages about God's Word.

BRIAN
SHAKLEY

Theology &
Resources

MELISSA
GRIMES

Theology &
Resources

JAVETTA
MERCADEL

Theology &
Resources

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EMME
BILLAU

New Leader
Training

JENN
SPARKS

New Leader
Training

KATIE
WEBBER

New Leader
Training

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ANDREA
BURKE

Design &
Verse Songs

KALI
DABNEY

Leader
Care

NIKI
THOMPSON

Church
Partnership

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CHRISTIAN
ELDER

Intern
Care

ALISHA
BELL

Leader
Hospitality

AMANDA
PARRISH

Social
Media

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RACHEL
MANTOOTH

Retreat
Admin

 
 
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