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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 ext314  //  brent@clifftemple.org


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Kenny Cheshier

Minister of Youth, Senior Adults and Hospitality

Kenny's joined Cliff Temple in 1999. He was married at Cliff Temple in 2000 to Stephenie and now have two wonderful children; Kennedy and Madison. Kenny not only enjoys films, American history, and politics but is also an avid sports fan.

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 May of 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.



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Trevor Jamieson

Teaching Pastor/Young Adults Minister

Trevor is excited to be serving with young adults and Cliff Temple to bring together the Kingdom of Heaven with contemporary culture. Through this work, he believes we will see hope and justice come in Dallas. He is married to Siera Jamieson, loves coffee, a diversity of music, and watching art house films. 

Trevor has a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute, M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is working on a M.A. Philosophy at University of Dallas. 

214-942-8601, ext. 315


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Amy Owens

Minister of Preschoolers and children

Amy joined the staff of Cliff Temple in August 2018. She is a graduate of Baylor University and has enjoyed serving in Children’s Ministry for over 15 years. Amy is married to Todd and has two children, Jessica and Austin. She loves the water and is always on the lookout for a great swimming hole, river or lake.  Amy also loves getting to know people and is passionate about ministry to children.  She desires to partner with parents to help each child grow to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind.


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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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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 Bibles studies and a diploma in Worship and Technical Arts. Danna joined Cliff Temple in 2015. She and her husband Federico have been married since August 2016, and both of them are serving the Lord in the Hispanic community.

214-942-8601, ext. 302



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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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Toni Hernandez


Toni joined Cliff Temple in August 2010 as church receptionist. She has three sons and one grandson. She enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with her family.

214-942-8601, ext. 301


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Juan OchoA

Properties Administrator 

214-942-8601, ext. 309


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Sophia Rawlins

Office Manager, Wedding Coordinator  

Sophia has been on the Cliff Temple staff since 2001. She enjoys facilitating a Women's Bible Study group, meeting new people, and learning new embroidery stitches. Sophia has over 10 years of experience coordinating events from weddings to conferences of 200 plus people. Sophia and David W. have been married since 1977. They have 4 grown children, David E., Eva, Amanda, and Jacob, and have 12 grandchildren. Their family joined Cliff Temple in 1997. 

214-942-8601, ext. 304


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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


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Lauren Vandillon

Director, Child Developement Center

214-942-6319, ext. 401