Colonial Staff Members

Jim Botts

Senior Pastor

One sentence job description: To lead the Colonial Church Family to mission multiplication through teaching, leadership, and creativity.

Joined the team: 2012

Currently playing on my ipod:
The new Hillsong LIVE Cornerstone project

Books I’m currently reading:
Fasting by Scot McNight, Ghost Rider from Neal Peart, and the whole Bible in 90 days!

Favorite website at the moment:
ChurchRelevance.com

Movie playing over and over in heaven:
Ip Man

Movie playing in hell over and over:
Ground Hog's Day : )

Food I gotta have:
Fresh fruit.

Random personal fact:
I was shot at by a 12 gauge shotgun when I was a teenager.

Pirates or Ninjas? :
Hello? Ninjas! Pirates have an advantage with the hook, but the eye patch and wooden leg are massive liabilities.

If I didn’t work at Colonial, I’d be:
Desperately trying to find a place to work like Colonial (or training full time in Kung Fu San Soo...if employment were not an issue : )
Jim Botts' Blog

Dan Leslie

Outreach Pastor

One sentence job description: Outreach ministry that works to meet the community's spiritual, emotional, educational, and financial needs; while under the guise of our Father’s direction.

Joined the team: April of 2013

Currently playing on my ipod: Jars of Clay, "Liquid"

Books I’m currently reading: Glocalization: How Followers of Jesus Engage a Flat World and A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokenness

Favorite website at the moment: Netflix

Movie playing over and over in heaven: Braveheart

Movie playing in hell over and over: Killer Clowns from Outer Space

Food I gotta have: Jalapenos

Random personal fact: I have 5 names

Pirates or Ninjas?: Pirated Ninjas

If I didn’t work at Colonial I’d be: Sleeping in on Sundays :)

Wade Beason

Media Designer

Stephen Botts

Technical Director

Jennifer Campagna

Colonial Kids

One sentence job description: Recruit, equip, and build relationships with the leaders of our Colonial Kids!

Joined the team: April 2013

Currently playing on my ipod: No ipod….every radio on Klove though.

Books I’m currently reading: The Bible, Re-enacting The Way, something by Danielle Steel

Favorite website at the moment: Facebook

Movie playing over and over in heaven: Gigi

Movie playing in hell over and over: Any horror movie

Food I gotta have: Pizza

Random personal fact: I was a flight attendant for American Airlines for 17 years.

Pirates or Ninjas? : Ninjas. Pirates steal.

If I didn’t work at Colonial, I’d be: Doing laundry.

Courtney Copeland

Children's Curriculum Coordinator

One sentence job description: Help facilitate the planning of Saturday night and Sunday morning classes of toddlers through 6th Grade. This assures that all teachers in the individual age groups have the necessary information, supplies and support that they need. (Oops, that was 2 sentences)

Joined the team: April 2013

Music currently playing on my iPod: Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Newsboys and of course, Calling Jonah!

Books currently reading:  Unglued
By: Lysa TerKeurst

Favorite Website at the moment: Pinterest

Movie playing in heaven over and over: Steel Magnolias

Movie playing in hell over and over: Peewee’s Big Adventure

Food I gotta have:  A bean burrito and Mexi Dips and Chips with no guacamole add queso from Taco Bueno…if you’re out and about, you can drop this off at the church. I have a break for lunch at noon ;-)

Random personal fact: I can touch my index finger to the back of my hand

Pirates or ninjas: Pirates of course! Our daughter goes to Petrolia!
ROMP - (Roll On Mighty Pirates)


If I didn't work at Colonial:  Spending most of my day pinning things on Pinterest, starting a project, and not ever getting around to finishing it.

Mike Cummings

Student Director

One sentence job description: Supervise and manage growth for young people.

Joined the team: January 2013

Currently playing on my ipod: 80's pop

Books I’m currently reading: A Tale of Three Kings

Favorite website at the moment: Google

Movie playing over and over in heaven: Field of Dreams

Movie playing in hell over and over: Full Metal Jacket

Food I gotta have: Mexican

Random personal fact: Served 10 years in the army

Pirates or Ninjas? : Ninjas

If I didn’t work at Colonial, I’d be: Athletic Director at the Boys ang Girls Club
Student Website

Amanda Dorsey

Hangtime Director

One sentence job description: I take care of anything and everything needed for Hangtime.... (with the help of Tessie and an amazing crew)

Joined the team in: September 2012

Music currently playing on my iPod: All Christian music...  all the time...

Books currently reading:  My So Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife

Favorite Website at the moment: www.etsy.com & pinterest.com

Movie playing in heaven over and over: The Santa Clause Movies

Movie playing in hell over and over: Any kind of scary horror movie

Food I gotta have:  Chocolate chip cookies with pecans & a glass of milk

Random personal fact: I have never had a car payment and I am not looking forward to the first one.   

Pirates or ninjas:  Pirates!  

If I didn't work at Colonial:  I would be a Kindergarten teacher.... hehe!  

Barbara Favorite

Administrative Assistant

One sentence job description: I assist in the day to day office needs
Joined the team: March 2013

Currently playing on my ipod: Shane and Shane - "Acres of Hope"

Books I’m currently reading: A Tale of Three Kings

Favorite website at the moment:

Movie playing over and over in heaven: Anne of Green Gables

Movie playing in hell over and over:

Food I gotta have: Chick-fil-A

Random personal fact:

Pirates or Ninjas? : Pirates. I like visiting tropical places on a boat.

If I didn’t work at Colonial, I’d be: Working at Chick-fil-A! :)
Tanner Hodges - Creative Arts Associate

Tanner Hodges

Creative Arts Associate

One sentence job description: Assist the worship pastor in daily needs

Joined the team: 2012

Currently playing on my iPod: Oh My Dear by Tenth Ave North

Books I'm currently reading: Percy Jackson The Last Olympian

Favorite website at the moment: CallingJonah.com

Movie playing over and over in heaven: TOP GUN!!!!!!!!!!!

Movie playing in hell over and over: Little Mermaid

Food I gotta have: STEAK!!!!!

Random personal fact: I sometimes say shut up when I sneeze!

Pirates or Ninjas: Definitely Ninjas!

If I didn't work at colonial I'd: Probably not be happy!

Ronnie Kaiser

Building Supervisior

One sentence job description: Facilities Manager

Joined the team: January 2013 (previously served 2005-2010)

Currently playing on my ipod: Classic 70's rock

Books I’m currently reading: The Bible

Favorite website at the moment: wfar.com (Wichita Falls Realtor Association as we are currently looking for a new home).

Movie playing over and over in heaven: Any movie where the good guy wins!

Movie playing in hell over and over: Any chick flick!

Food I gotta have: BACON!

Random personal fact: I drove a UPS truck for 18 years. I'm a licensed insurance adjustor and a licensed remodeling contractor.

Pirates or Ninjas? : Ninjas

If I didn’t work at Colonial, I’d be: a remodeling contractor.

Jennifer Kurschinski

Preschool Assistant

One sentence job description: I am the administrative assistant at Learn & Grow Preschool.

Joined the team in: April 2013

Music currently playing on my iPod: Mercy Me

Books currently reading: Stained Glass

Favorite Website at the moment: www.scholastic.com

Movie playing in heaven over and over: All the little children in no more pain, laughing and playing.

Movie playing in hell over and over: I cannot even think that….

Food I gotta have: Italian

Random personal fact: I love kids!

Pirates or ninjas:  Pirates (I have young boys) :)

If I didn't work at Colonial I'd be: No where else.
Doyla Motley - Administrative Assistant

Doyla Motley

Administrative Assistant

Job description: I'm here to help you!

Currently playing on my ipod: I don't have an iPod

Joined the team: 2000

Books I’m currently reading: The Stray (don't get excited)

Favorite website at the moment: I'm not really the techy type. I don't have a fave.

Movie playing over and over in heaven: Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds

Movie playing in hell over and over: Anything with subtitles!

Food I gotta have: Mexican

Random personal fact: I love to ride Seadoo's!

Pirates or Ninjas?: Ninja's if they speak English.

If I didn’t work at Colonial, I’d be: A cabana girl in Cozumel. :)

Jenni Tate

Kid City

One sentence job description: I schedule volunteers for Saturday night service/childcare and oversee Kid City during the Saturday night service.

Joined the team in: April 2013

Music currently playing on my iPod: Depends on my mood: Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Three Legged Fox, Andrew Peterson or Jason Gray. Among many others.

Books currently reading: Books?? None right now. I currently have a huge stack of magazines: HGTV, Elle, Lucky and People! :)

Favorite Website at the moment: Pinterest

Movie playing in heaven over and over: The Little Mermaid

Movie playing in hell over and over: Leprechaun. Worst. Movie. Ever.

Food I gotta have: Hummus is yummus. ;)

Random personal fact: I pick the pecans out of my buttered pecan ice cream but I like pecans.

Pirates or ninjas: Ninjas, I have two little boy ninjas and a little girl ninja in training at home.

If I didn't work at Colonial I'd be: I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up! HA
Lori Thomas - Director of Preschool Programming

Lori Thomas

Director of Preschool Programming

One sentence job description: Hanging out with the coolest kids and leaders around, and helping kids know that God made them, loves them, & wants to be their friend forever!

Joined the team: 1996

Currently playing on my ipod: Francesca Battistelli & Mandisa :-)

Books I’m currently reading: "Cast of Characters" by Max Lucado & "The Help"

Favorite website at the moment: anything related to Childrens Ministry

Movie playing over and over in heaven: "The Ultimate Gift"

Movie playing in hell over and over: any horror movie :-(

Food I gotta have: Chocolate!

Random personal fact: I can only eat chili cheese fritos with grapes, try it...delicious!

Pirates or Ninjas? : Ninja!

If I didn’t work at Colonial, I’d: be really bored!!
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Evangeline Weiskircher

Cafe Manager

Drew Day

Ron Hamilton - Elder

Ron Hamilton

Elder

Tony Lucido

Elder

Rafael Perez - Elder

Rafael Perez

Elder

John Reneau - Elder

John Reneau

Elder