Rev. Russell Jonas, III
Interim Pastor & Head of Staff
A native Texan, Russell holds a bachelor’s degree from UT Austin, a master’s degree from Columbia Seminary, and a certificate in nonprofit management from the Dallas Center for Nonprofit Management.
Russell’s pastoral experience includes hospital chaplaincy, senior staff positions with small to very large churches, and serving as Sudan area director for a Christian nonprofit mission in South Sudan, Africa.
Russell and his wife, Kathy, have one son who lives in New York with their daughter-in-law and their grandson. His hobbies include photography, watching good movies, and traveling to new places.
Rev. Russell Jonas
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Associate Pastor &
Director of Youth Ministries
Kelly is a life-long Presbyterian. She grew up as a member of First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport, received her Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her Master's of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Kelly is married to Garrett, and they have two pretty awesome daughters and two poorly behaved cats.
Kelly believes effective youth ministry involves an encounter with God and seeks to help teens begin the transition from "the faith of their parents" to a "faith of their own."
Rev. Kelly Staples
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Day off: Friday
Rev. Sally Brown
Associate Pastor, Emeritus
Following certification as a professional church educator, and earning a Master of Divinity degree at Perkins School Theology, Sally found her home at NorthPark, where she served as Associated Pastor for 13 years. Once officially in “retirement” someone whispered in her ear that she had a new title: Associate Pastor Emeritus. Sally says Emeritus is really a nice way of saying, “You're done. And old. So relax. And give lots of hugs to old friends and new.”
Sally gives thanks to God for her wonderful family members, including husband Weldon, who put up with her antics and collection of artifacts.
Rev. Sally Brown
Director of Mission &
Older Adult Programs
Ellen joined our staff after many years of working in the Dallas nonprofit area. She began her career as the Director of Children and Youth at The Stewpot. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the English Language Ministry. With a professional background in social work, she has had the opportunity to serve some of Dallas' most vulnerable.
Ellen is married to Michael, and they have two children, Jackson and Katie. Ellen's heart for mission and her background in volunteer training make her the perfect fit for the mission endeavors of NorthPark.
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Day off: Wednesday
Director of Children &
Kathy, a life long Dallas native, has been involved in children’s ministry over 30 years as a volunteer, church staff member, and ministry consultant. She graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in education and is a PCUSA Certified Christian Educator. Talking about ministry for children is exciting for Kathy and she is passionate about encouraging parents and congregations as they nurture the spiritual formation of children.
Kathy and her husband, Mike, have three adult children and three grandchildren.
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Days off: Thursdays & Fridays
Director of Media & Church Relations
M.E. joined the NorthPark staff in 2012 following a successful stint as publisher and editor of Lake Highlands Today, a community news website serving the northeast Dallas area. With a background in fundraising, marketing, special events planning, and website management, M.E. brings creativity and experience to the task of communicating the good news of NorthPark Presbyterian Church to both the congregation and the community at large.
Together with Steve, her husband of 17 years, she has two teenage children.
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Day off: Friday
Cheryl is a longtime member of NorthPark Presbyterian Church, serving as both an elder and a deacon in addition to numerous committee and volunteer endeavors. She joined the staff in December 2013 in an interim capacity to help with membership services, and quickly made the decision to stay permanently.
Her professional background in Employee Benefit Services means her attention to detail and computer skills are a welcome addition to the NorthPark team.
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Days off: Thursdays & Fridays
Greg is a Dallas native who grew up in Tyler. He graduated from Baylor University, where he met his wife, Susan. Greg spent over 30 years in the sales industry, has two daughters, two son-in-laws, and two grandsons, Jonathan and Jack.
Greg’s hobbies include playing guitar, photography and watching sports, especially English football (soccer!) His furry family members include a dog and rabbit.
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Day off: Thursday
Tinsley E. Silcox
Director of Music
In addition to serving as Director of Music at NorthPark Presbyterian, Tinsley is also Choirmaster at St. Mark's School of Texas. During his tenure at NorthPark, the Sanctuary Choir has performed numerous large works with orchestra, including Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Rutter’s Gloria and Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Mass in C Major. Choirs at NorthPark under his direction have sung for the AdventSing in Vienna, Austria where the choir also performed at Schönbrum Palace, for the Festival Chorale Toscana in Montecatini Terme, Italy, and at cathedrals across the UK, including St. Paul’s in London, Glouchester Cathedral, and St. Jiles in Edinburgh.
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Director of Children's Music
Carol's father, Jim Farabee, was the Sanctuary Choir Director and organist here at NPPC and she's enjoyed following in his footsteps! Carol has a BFA in Acting from the University of Texas in Austin and served as the staging director for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Children's Chorus for the Christmas Celebration concerts from 2007-2009. She performed with "RSVP...the vocal group," winner of the Manhattan Area Cabaret award in 1988, and has directed several children's musicals for Grace Presbytery. She is Director of Marketing for Our Redeemer Lutheran School. Carol has an extensive background in music and musical theater. Other national credits include "Four out of Five Doctors" comedy improv, hundreds of radio voice-over, TV and film credits include comedy improv, hundreds of radio voice-over, TV and film credits.
Louis Walker earned a BA in Organ and Voice from California State University, and religious graduate studies in Portland, Oregon. Music became an avocation after earning a BS in Computer Science and an MBA, focusing on audit of computer systems and business operations. Citigroup relocated him to Irving in 2003 where he works as an Audit Manager, evaluating bank back-office operations.
Balancing business life with music, he has served as organist and choirmaster at several congregations of varying traditions. Louis is excited to be part of the NPPC family and to help lead worship on the phenomenal Cassavant!
Director, Handbell Choir
Erick received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. With the heavy focus on performance during his tenure as a student, Erick received numerous opportunities to perform operatic roles and concert performances throughout the United States and abroad. Additionally, he served as Stage Manager for four seasons with Dallas Wind Symphony.
As an elementary school teacher with DISD, Erick is most at home when teaching. He is also a member of Schola Cantorum with St. Mark’s School of Texas, and a member of the NorthPark Presbyterian Choir.
Please email the Accounting Office if you have questions related to the following financial topics:
- Pledge Payments
- Year-End Giving Receipts
- Check Requests
- All Saints Fund Contributions
- Committee Reimbursements
The accounting office is open on Mondays only, so please allow up to a week to receive a response. Thank you.