Meet Our Board of Stewards
Roger Poindexter – Chair
Roger brings a lot of experience with him. He joined CoH in 2000 and has served once before on the board. In the past Roger served on the Pastoral Search Committee, Usher Team, Nominations Committee, Committee on Ministries and was a circle leader. Currently, he is a member of the Lay Ministers of Worship and the Development Committee.
Mary Hershiser – Vice Chair
Mary is a thirty-year veteran police officer. From 1999 through 2012 she was employed by the Cathedral, providing protection for members and staff. Mary became a member of our church in 2007 and has served on our Personnel Committee. Mary was elected to the Board of Stewards for a first term in 2015.
James Deets – Treasurer
James has been a member of COH since 1994, and his spouse, Alex Morones, was confirmed as a member at the first confirmation of 2017. Over the years, James has been active in Circle Groups and also served those struggling with symptoms of AIDS through the Angel ministry. James’ volunteer experience includes over 20 years as a volunteer attorney with Legal Hospice of Texas, a nonprofit law firm providing free legal services to low income individuals who are terminally ill or HIV-positive. He is currently serving his ninth year as a member of the Board of Directors with the agency. James is an attorney with 24 years of experience, practicing in the executive compensation and employee benefits practice area. He currently works as a consultant on these types of matters as well as other employment-related tax matters in the Dallas office of Alvarez & Marsal, a global consulting firm.
Rich Dudley – Secretary
Rich considers it an honor to serve as a member on the CoH Board of Stewards. He believes one of the best ways to hear God’s voice is through service to the church. Involvement with CoH governance came as he joined the Strategic Planning committee, applying his knowledge and experience as a healthcare leader. He serves as a Lay Minister of Worship (LMOW) in both acolyte and Eucharistic server roles,m believing the ritual and liturgy of this ministry help guide the congregation in the majesty and awesomeness of our God. His husband, Chad, and he are committed to this fellowship and involvement in the church.
Dana has a long career in the mortgage servicing industry and currently works as a Director of Specialty Management. She brings 15+ years of leadership, training, and staff and process development to CoH. She has been involved in a number of community projects including coaching youth soccer, Habitat for Humanity, and the North Texas Food Bank. She and her wife Liesa joined CoH in May 2017. She is a member of the Engagement Committee, serves as the table guide leader for the New Member ministry, as an LMOW and as a greeter & usher at the Chapel and at Pulse.
Dutch has been a member of COH since 2001 and a member of the Lay Ministers of Worship since 2012. Joining the Lay Ministers has been an incredible experience for her and is a ministry she is very dedicated to. She has been in the transportation, moving and storage business for 42 years. Her strengths are in coordination and counseling, assisting families with moves across country for their employer. She considers it a distinct honor to serve on the Board of Stewards at COH. Cathedral has changed so many lives, it is her desire to take part in insuring the future of COH so that many more lives may be changed.
Currently working in city government managing Home-less programs and Jesus also is an adjunct Instructor teaching English as a Second Language. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Women’s University and has more than 30 years experience working in social services. He currently work with the New Member Ministry and with the Hispanic congregation in different capacities. His greatest passion is to serve others by using the abilities he has have acquired through Church ministry and professional career.
Jon has been a lawyer for almost 40 years, and has been involved in numerous civic activities almost all of those years.
As President of I Care, he helped move the southern route of the I 30 Freeway to its present location, thereby removing an overhead and allowing the development of Lancaster Blvd along the Southern edge of downtown Fort Worth. He served as Chairman, President or a member of various civil organizations, including: James L. West Alzheimer’s Center, Cook Children’s Medical Center Executive Board, The Women’s Center, Samaritan House, the City of Fort Worth Planning and Zoning Commission, Housing Authority and the Park and Recreation Board, and on two committees appointed by the Mayor dealing with the design and construction of the Chisholm Trail Parkway and the revitalization of the southern portion of downtown Fort Worth. More recently, he was a member of the City Manager’s Diversity Task Force, the Fort Worth Healthcare Benefits Advisory Committee, President of Fairness Fort Worth.
He is a member of Human Rights Campaign, Equality Texas, Lambda Legal, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce and the DFW Federal Club.
Senior Retirement professional with 16 years of experience in the financial and banking industry, currently with TIAA. Skilled in analytics, strategic thinking, sales, process management and process improvement. Graduate from the University of North Texas, holding security licenses with FINRA: Series 6, 63 and Texas state insurances licenses.
In addition, I use my time and talent with Coat of Colours council, Counting Committee, Plano’s Circle group, and Hillcrest House.