Meet The Staff

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Left to Right: Stephen Bramer, Jeff Denton & Don Moore

Left to Right: Stephen Bramer, Jeff Denton, Don Moore & John Robbins during a Grillin’ the Pastors service.

Jeff Denton – Lead Pastor

Jeff Denton is Lead Pastor of Waterbrook. He arrived in Texas after serving nearly twenty years at a church in suburban Chicago. His ministry experience has included work with people of all ages and backgrounds. His education history includes degrees in broadcast communications, religion & philosophy, and pastoral counseling & theology. His creativity mixes it all up, so we never know what he’s going to do next. His counseling program A Marriage Study: Preparation for the Wedding and Beyond (Counselor and Participant manuals) is an approved curriculum for the TwoGether in Texas program. Jeff is a registered marriage counseling facilitator with the state of Texas as part of that program. He and Deana have been married 29 years and have two adult children. He teaches at a variety of international locations each year and sits on several ministry and community leadership boards. Pastor Jeff is very active on social media. You can follow him on Twitter @JeffDenton. Or find him on Facebook HERE.

 

Stephen Bramer – Teaching Pastor

Dr. Stephen Bramer has been with Waterbrook from its beginning as an elder and teaching pastor.  Stephen is Professor of Bible Exposition and the chairman of the Bible Exposition department at Dallas Theological Seminary. Originally from Canada, we are proud to note that Stephen is a U.S. citizen – and a Texan!  His family includes his wife Sharon and three adult children (and spouses). Stephen and Sharon have a bunch of  grandchildren whom they adore and love spending time with – even if that means traveling all over the world to see them. Pastor Stephen regularly leads trips to Israel and teaches in seminaries, colleges, and camps domestically and around the world.

 

Don Moore – Pastor of Worship, Missions, and Student Ministry

Don Moore has also been with Waterbrook from the beginning as one of the founders of the church.  Don comes to us by way of Michigan, although he has been a Texan for some time now. He is an avid basketball player, loves soccer, and enjoys spending time with his wife Cindy and three daughters Megan (and son-in-law Joey), Mandi and Mikayla. Don has a passion for music and especially as a powerful medium for praise and worship to lead us into God’s presence and enable us to fulfill our purpose of glorifying Him.  Don promotes and travels with mission teams with a heart for seeing all people come into a relationship with Christ. Pastor Don can often be found with our Splash kids – leading them in worship, telling them about something from the Bible or just having fun!
Don is passionate about
– leading people to the throne of grace through music and teaching.
– helping people experience global and local missions.
– supporting parents in helping their kids become spiritual “champions”.
– loving his awesome wife, Cindy, and his three daughters (son-in-law) and grandsons!

Don has a B.S. in music education and enjoys reading, sports (participating more than watching), and is learning (slowly) to cook. Interesting facts –  Don has run a marathon, rappelled into deep pits in the Smokey Mountains with no way out except up the rope, been in all 48 states of the continental U.S., traveled with a worship team of 40 through El Salvador, and has managed to keep his wits while living with four ladies (wonderful ladies – really – grins)!

 

John Robbins – Youth Pastor (or POSM)

John Robbins joined the Waterbrook team in 2015 as our first full-time youth pastor. The position became known as our POSM (Pastor Of Student Ministry) during our search process and resulted in our students calling him POSM John. John is a DBU grad who served a decade in Texas churches prior to landing in Wylie. He brought an expertise in communications and marketing with him.  John and his wife, Krista, love being with students and demonstrate that in their involvement all week long. John and Krista stay busy at home with very active twin girls and another on the way in 2018!

 

Tracey Hansen – Office Manager

Tracey Hansen brought her experience and expertise in the non-profit world to Waterbrook in 2014 as our Office Manager. She handles all the administrative business of the church. She has a servant heart and loves to help people. Tracey also serves as our Campus Captain for the Wylie ISD Mentor program. She is active in women’s studies and connecting new people at Waterbrook.  When she’s not wrangling pastors, she’s at home with husband, Cliff, and their daughter.

 

Robin Lington – Finance Manager/Bookkeeper

Robin Lington serves as our Bookkeeper at Waterbrook.  She serves with our Stewardship Team and handles our weekly accounting duties. Robin serves as our Outreach Coordinator for events like Boo on Ballard and the Wylie Championship Rodeo.  She is married to Gerry. Her adult children have provided grandchildren that give her a lot of joy!

 

Norma Peyton – Office Assistant

Norma Peyton retired from the role of Waterbrook Office Manager in 2012. She continues to serve in our office on Fridays as receptionist and office assistant. She oversees final bulletin prep and end-of-week duties in our office. Everyone loves Norma and is always encouraged by her smile and wonderful laugh! Norma also leads our Red Carpet Greeting ministry.

 

Our staff works hard, but can often be found having a great time together. Our commitment to team leadership is noticed when you spend any time around this group of servants. They believe in taking the things of God very seriously – and taking themselves much less seriously.