Melissa NewsomeMelissa Newsome, Parish Administrator
Melissa brings a caring spirit and terrific administrative gifts to the parish office. Having been here for many years, if a parishioner, priest, or member of the staff have a question about the church, Melissa is the one who knows the answer.

David Porcheddu, Worship Leader for Faith@5:30
David is a gifted singer and guitarist with a heart for leading people into an encounter with the Lord through music. He is also a talented songwriter with two albums, Almost Home and Starlights Fade. David and his wife, Merrick, have two children and in his spare time he enjoys playing with his band, David & The Dimes.

Benjamin Kolodziej, Organist-Choirmaster
Benjamin is from Texas and holds degrees in organ performance, sacred music, and theology from SMU. As an organist, he has performed throughout the United States, England, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, and Germany, and has music published by Concordia Publishing House and GIA. Additionally, he serves as organist at Perkins Chapel, SMU, where he has played for thousands of weddings, memorials, graduations and civic events since 1999. As a choir director, he has inspired children and adults in developing their vocal abilities, to their joy and to the glory of God in worship. He has published many articles relative to theology, music, and history and is working on a book dedicated to the history of organs and organists at SMU. As a hobby, he enjoys accompanying silent movies in an authentic, 1920s style.