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Heather Aars met Jesus early in her life; and as an adult, fully surrendered her life to Christ, experiencing the fullness of His love. She’s attended LifePoint Church for about 5 years, happy to have found her church family. She’s served for several years as a Stephen Minister, which provides 1:1 Christ-centered care to those who are hurting. She was humbled when asked to join LifePoint’s board of directors a little over a year ago. She also faithfully attends a weekly women’s Bible study.
In her professional life, Heather has been a practicing CPA for 11 years. She began her career at KPMG, one of the big four CPA firms, where she learned the essential skills to become an industry CPA. From there, she moved to the healthcare industry and progressed her career for 9 years before being called into the ministry of Sky Ranch where she currently serves as the Director of Finance and Accounting. Sky Ranch is a Christian nonprofit ministry that’s dedicated to leading youth and families to know and follow Christ. This role has been a major blessing in her life as it has given her numerous opportunities to grow in her faith that she would not otherwise have received. In her down time, she loves being with friends and family, traveling, hiking, fishing, kayaking, reading, watching soccer, and painting.
Bradford Studer grew up in Chicago, Illinois where he accepted Jesus at the age of 15. He has been an active member of LifePoint Church since 2004 where he has participated and led several Bible studies, as well as having served on the Board of Directors for over 3 years. He is married to Joana Studer who serves on the Worship Team and they have a daughter, age 13 and a son, age 10.
Bradford has worked in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions for the past 20+ years. During this time he has also served and operated as an economic and financial consultant to businesses in a variety of industries including renewable fuels, infrastructure development, aviation services, and private equity. He enjoys freediving and spearfishing as well as being a licensed private pilot.
Charles Evans grew up in Oklahoma City and became a Christian at age 29 when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He has been an active member of LifePoint Church for over 20 years where he has served on the tech team for 18+ years and the Board of Directors for the past 9 years. Charles and his wife Betty have 2 grown children and 8 grandchildren.
Charles is a petroleum engineer who has worked in various technical, financial, and management roles in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years. He enjoys playing tennis with his wife, daily walks, and traveling to visit the grandkids who live in Iowa and New York.
Becky Dennis was raised in a Christian family and found the Lord at 14 years old. She worked for a Methodist church as an assistant youth director for 2 years and has done mission work abroad. She has been part of LifePoint Church for 8+ years and has served on the Worship and Prayer teams. She’s been part of the Board of Directors for 3+ years. She’s married to Gary Dennis, local PGA golf pro and has one grown son who recently graduated from Wheaton College (and 4 adorable orange tabbies).
In her professional life, Becky worked as a senior executive in the corporate world for 26 years with focus on corporate strategy, sales, marketing, account development and partnerships/alliances. In 2017, she became a partner in a growth strategy consulting firm. Becky has served on several boards in the past and is currently the board president for Encephalitis411, a nonprofit for brain injury. She is also the author of a top-rated Amazon book called “Brain Wreck.” In her “spare” time, she enjoys global travel, golf, music, painting and being with family.
Stephen Chock, Ph.D. was on the original team that moved to Plano in 1988 with Pastor George to plant LifePoint Church. He served as Associate Pastor here, leading the Youth Group and Care/Counseling ministries through 2005. Born and raised in Hawaii as a Catholic, he accepted Jesus in earnest in high school and began his counseling career in Hawaii schools. A former Cross Country and Track coach, he helped plant a Young Life ministry in Hilo before leaving the islands for graduate school at Ohio State University.
His professional life has been in counseling, evaluation and rehabilitation of neurologic diagnoses. He was a neuropsychologist at Baylor Hospital on the brain injury units for 18 years and at the Minirth-Meier Christian psychiatry clinics for 5 years. Since 2005 he has been an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary teaching psychology and supervising counselors in the Masters in Biblical Counseling department. He maintains an active counseling and neuropsychology practice at Hope For The Heart, a Christian ministry and counseling clinic in Plano. Stephen and Ellen have Jasmine and Jonathan, who are and will be University of Texas students.
Leo Carter, Jr., is originally from St. Louis, Missouri where he was raised Catholic. He was a member of the Boy Scouts until the age of 18, where he volunteered in homeless shelters, food pantries and newspaper drives in his community. He also attended the Lutheran Church where he often met for scout meetings and helped in the food pantry. Leo has been a member of LifePoint Church for 8 years and has served on the Vocal Worship team for 7+ years. He has been part of the Board of Directors since August of 2019. He is married with two young boys, two adult daughters and two adult sons.
In his professional life, he has worked for 30+ years in medical organizations as a Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Surgical Technician, as a Registered Nurse in heart and lung transplant ICUs, travel nursing in various levels of care, a performance improvement specialist for hospital organizations, an RN Case Manager and Utilization Review RN. Leo is featured in the book “Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life: FISH! TALES” by Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., et al. Leo enjoys travel, “disc” golf, singing karaoke and spending time with his family and friends.
Kate McBride found Jesus to be her forever friend growing up in the Episcopal church in southern California. The teachings at LifePoint Church and life challenges moved her to drop Him from her head to her heart. A member of LifePoint since 1996, Kate considers it a great privilege to have served God and His church as the Board Chair for 14 years and a welcome leader for LPKids since 2004. She has experience on several committees including Finance, HR, and building steering committees. She was a leader in campaigns where God provided the Big House, LPKids building and “Beyond Our Walls.”
Kate is the VP-Finance and member of the Executive Committee of Marvin F. Poer and Company, a national property tax consulting services firm, where she is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, human resources, and legal affairs. Kate is a licensed CPA and CGMA. She is past president of the Dallas Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) and active in various professional organizations. Kate and her husband Wil are on a quest to see the world and are grateful to have visited over 50 countries so far. She is also a lifetime ballerina who trains in classical ballet