Our 2017-2018 Board

We're proud to serve our Dallas Chapter and always look forward to hearing from you!

 
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Steven Couch

 

President

Steven is the Director of Worship and Music at New World UMC in Arlington TX. Steven has been on the DCCG Board for 3 years and currently serves as president. Steven wishes he had lived in the Old West as a sheriff, but technology is really cool too!

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Rev. Ben A. David Hensley

 

Vice President

 

Ben is the Associate Pastor of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church. Ben has been on the DCCG Board for 3 years. Ben lives with his wife in Dallas and their two cats, Neo and Thunderbob.

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Kenton Kravig

 

Secretary &

 

Chair - Church Music Workshop

 

Kenton joined the Dallas Board in January 2013 and agreed to serve because of his great admiration for the work of Choristers Guild and a lifelong passion for choral music. Kenton serves as full-time Director of Music Ministries and organist at Saint Mark Catholic Community in Plano, where he leads a vibrant and varied Music Ministry which provides music at 10 weekend Masses. Kenton favorite place on earth is the Rocky Mountains of Canada, where he lived during his childhood. 

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Dennis Harrison

 

Treasurer

 

Dennis is Vice President of Business Development at HGS. He has been the Treasurer of the Dallas Chapter Choristers Guild since January of 2013. While living in the business world, his first love will always be organ music, Bach in particular.

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Darla Meek

 

Member At-Large

 

Darla Meek serves as Lecturer and Music Education Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  She enjoys working with children's choirs at Park Cities Baptist Church.  This is her first year on the DCCG Board. Darla is married with two children, a dog, a cat, and a fish.

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Bert K. Johnson

 

Member At-Large 

 

Bert has served as the Director of Music at Spring Valley UMC, Dallas, TX for 7 years. He has been on the board of DCCG for 2 years. He works as the vendor liaison for the Church Workshop.  Bert has an extensive background as an Operatic Bass and loves now being in full time ministry.

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Betsy Henderson

 

Member At-Large

 

Betsy is the Children’s Music Coordinator/pianist at First United Methodist Church in Garland, Texas and is serving her first year on the Dallas Chapter CG board.  Choristers Guild has been her lifeline during a long career, dating back to the dark ages.

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Conner McMains

 

Member At-Large

 

Conner is the Associate Director of Worship & Music at New World United Methodist Church in Arlington, TX. He has been an active member of the DCCG Board for one year. He has had a beard since he was 18, partially as a rebellion to strict no-facial-hair rules at his high school, and partially because he secretly has a baby-face underneath it.

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Ricky Mitchell

 

Member At-Large

Ricky is Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Coppell; he has served on the board for three years and currently stocks and mans the "green room/ground zero" office at the annual Chorister's Guild conference. He considers himself to be a Broadway music fanatic but has yet to see "Hamilton."

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Kitty Williams

 

Member At-Large

 

Kitty serves as Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church, Garland, TX. She has served on the DCCG as member at large for 2 years. Kitty believes if everyone would faithfully sing a choir, lovingly play with animals and with an open mind, study science, world peace could be accomplished.

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Kristi Hassel

 

Member At-Large

Kristi is the Minister of Music and Worship Arts at Greenland Hills UMC in Dallas. This is Kristi’s first year on the DCCG Board. Kristi plants extra veggies in her garden to share with the bunnies in an effort to coexist.