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Ministerial Staff

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Senior Pastor - Brent McDougal

Brent McDougal has served as Senior Pastor of Cliff Temple since 2010. A
graduate of Emory University (BA in Political Science and Religion), Samford University (seminary) and the University of Alabama (PhD), Brent has served in numerous ministry positions over the last 20 years. He loves bringing people together and seeing faith grow. Brent is married to Jennifer and has two children, Christopher and Emily.

214-942-8601 ext. 314


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Kenny Cheshier

Minister of Youth, Senior Adults and Hospitality

Kenny joined the staff of Cliff Temple in 1999. He is married to Stephenie, and they have two wonderful children, Kennedy and Madison. Kenny graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. His passion is to see teenagers and senior adults come to a living faith in Jesus that results in them making more disciples for Him. Kenny also enjoys films, American history, politics, and sports.

214-942-8601, ext. 305


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Jon Ratzlaff

Minister of Worship and Missions

Jon serves as our Minister of Worship and Mission.  Before coming to Cliff Temple in 2015, Jon served as an educator and a Worship Pastor in the metroplex and in Central Texas.  He studied Church Music at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and holds a Master of Divinity from Baylor's Truett Seminary.  He is married to Dawn and they have three energetic boys: Enoch, Malachi and Titus.  In his spare time, he likes to play golf, scout out good deals at auctions and spend quality time with family.

214-942-8601, ext. 324


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Trevor Jamieson

Teaching Pastor/Young Adults Minister

Trevor serves with young adults and seeks to bring together the Kingdom of Heaven with contemporary culture through the Neighborhood Network and other initiatives. Through this work, he believes we will see hope, justice, and Christ manifest in Dallas. He is married to the best social worker in Dallas, loves coffee, and watching art house films. 

Trevor holds degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Fuller Theological Seminary, and is working on an M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Dallas. 

214-942-8601, ext. 315


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Pastor, Cliff Temple en Español

Derek Smits serves as the pastor of Cliff Temple en Español. He was born on a naval base in North Carolina but grew up mostly in California, Wisconsin, and Costa Rica. He and his wife, Gabriela, have two boys, Christian and Cedric. Derek brings to Cliff Temple a passion to reach the lost and preach the gospel and says he is happy to be a part of this beautiful family.

214-942-8601, ext. 303


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Danna Bardalez

Ministry Assistant, Cliff Temple en Espanol

Danna has a calling to serve people through worship. She also has a great passion to share the gospel of God to our Hispanic community in Oak Cliff. She graduated from Cesar Vallejo University at Peru with a degree in Psychology, and has attended Christ for the Nations Institute getting a certificate in Bible studies and a diploma in Worship and Technical Arts. Danna joined Cliff Temple in 2015. She and her husband Federico are serving the Lord in the Hispanic community and are the proud parents of Fiorella.

214-942-8601, ext. 302


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Marsha Mills

Director, Mission Oak Cliff

Marsha left a career in the elementary school classroom in 2005 to become director of Mission Oak Cliff, the community ministries arm of Cliff Temple.  She holds degrees from North Texas State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  A dedicated ‘gym-rat,’ Marsha also enjoys reading, writing, and enjoying life with her husband, David, two adult children, and three granddaughters.

214-942-6407, ext. 502


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Lauren Vandillon


214-942-6319, ext. 401



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Barbara Evetts

Church Administrator

Barbara worked in public accounting before transitioning to church administration and joining Cliff Temple’s staff in 2009. She and her husband Greg live in Oak Cliff and have two adult children, Erin and Scott. Barbara enjoys photography, Aggie sports, and weekend trips back to the family farm. 

214-942-8601, ext. 318


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Juan OchoA

Properties Administrator 

214-942-8601, ext. 309


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Susan Shanks

Pastoral Assistant

Susan has been the pastoral assistant at Cliff Temple since 1982. She is married to David, has two married sons, and five grandchildren. In addition to church activities, Susan enjoys watching baseball (especially the Texas Rangers), doing needlework, reading, playing with dogs, and any activity that takes place outside.

214-942-8601, ext. 314