The Rev. Brian Pape (pronounced “poppy”) became rector of Church of the Resurrection in July 2014. He and his wife of 13 years, Dr. Jennifer Pape, are so excited to be involved in the life of this wonderful church.
Having been in the region for the last 4 years, they love the Flower Mound area and believe it is one of the best places to live, work, and raise a family. Even so, just like any other part of the Metroplex, Brian also knows it is a place where people need to hear and experience the Gospel afresh.
He comes to us after serving as the Associate Pastor at Restoration Anglican Church in Addison, TX and was previously the Director of Discipleship at Christ Church Plano.
Brian has over 7 years of vocational ministry experience as well as 9 years of business experience. He is first and foremost a pastor and possesses a passion to see people discover the joy of friendship with God. Brian is also a proven leader. His business experience includes facilitating strategic planning processes for various small businesses and churches. He is a certified facilitator for The Center for Congregational Health and a Certified Trainer for Fierce, Inc.
Brian is a graduate of Angelo State University and Duke Divinity School. After completing his business and theology degrees, Brian was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Communion.
Brian and Jennifer are the proud parents of two children: a five year old son (Tucker) and a 1 year old daughter (Emery).
The Rev. Dr. Gordon Schroeder became the Associate Pastor at the Church of the Resurrection in January of 2014. However, his ministry with the church goes back to 2010 when he assisted the rector. While serving in this capacity he was ordained in January of 2012 to the Anglican priesthood. Before Fr. Brian came it was his privilege to serve here as the interim rector. He and his wife Martha of 46 years are excited to be here and look forward to serving with Brian and Jennifer.
Gordon has many years of ministerial and educational experience. In addition to being a pastor for nearly 20 years, he has also taught math in private and public schools. Many life values were communicated in the midst of Algebraic and Geometric formulas. He has earned his Master and Doctorate degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary.
He is always looking for ways to encourage others in their faith. His passion is to communicate with Scripture the principles that will empower each one to respond biblically to life’s challenges. A discipline that he has embraced is to memorize Scripture. Through the years he has memorized 100’s of verses as well as several of the smaller books of the Bible. He has given dramatic monologues of these books encouraging others to become involved in memorizing Scripture.
Gordon and Martha are the blessed parents of three daughters who are actively serving Christ in Arlington and Austin Texas, and Kampala, Uganda. They have given them the most beautiful and intelligent 9 grandchildren in the whole wide world!
Jennifer Jackett comes to us from the Student Ministry team at Christ Church Plano. In her role as Student Ministry Associate at CCP, Jen served in student discipleship, teaching, outreach initiatives, and encouraging/equipping a team of volunteers.
Prior to her time at CCP, Jen spent 3 years completing her seminary training at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. During that season and before seminary, Jen served in various leadership roles within the Church body, including: community group leader, recovery group leader, and apartment ministry leader through Apartment Life (CARES). Following her time completing a Bachelors of Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin, Jen worked as an account manager in the healthcare industry. Jen grew up in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Dallas and rediscovered the beauty of the Anglican way following her time in seminary.
Jen is a shepherd at heart, with a specific burden for the marginalized in the body of Christ and in the community around us. In her role as Director of Family Ministry at Church of the Resurrection, she desires to partner with parents to create a climate of discipleship, servanthood, and authentic inter-generational community among the next generation. In short, Jen desires for students and their families to catch the grand vision of the Kingdom of God, the love of Jesus, and the beauty of a life abandoned to following him.
Jarrett Davis, a native of east Texas, comes to Church of the Resurrection by way of Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to his season of ministry in Arizona, Jarrett attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he received a master’s degree in theology and ministry; the degree focused in worship, theology, art, and liturgy. The time in Los Angeles not only stretched his palette of taste concerning food, but deepened his love for the Church, grew a heart of compassion for the poor, oppressed, and marginalized, and developed a greater passion for God’s Kingdom work.
Before LA, Jarrett attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he studied music, played soccer, and served as a worship pastor for five years in the Greater Little Rock area. Though Jarrett grew up in the Baptist tradition, through his undergrad studies in liturgy and more robust theological conversations in seminary, Jarrett has come to love the rooted expression of Anglicanism.
Jarrett is married to his high school crush, Macy, who attended Baylor University and now works as a freelance graphic designer and artist. She is also the primary designer for Fuller Youth Institute, a student ministry research organization connected to Fuller Seminary. Macy has a huge heart for worship, the continent of Africa, where she lived for a year after college, and the marriage of faith and art. They are the proud parents of an 8-month-old Labrador retriever, “Tex,” and fully embrace the prophetic irony of his name!
Jarrett and Macy both love to be active and outdoors, and enjoy cycling, running, camping, hunting, and hiking. Jarrett’s primary desire in ministry is to be a pastor caring for others through deep, and meaningful relationship. He and Macy are excited to be in North Texas, and join the Kingdom work being done through the people and leadership at Church of the Resurrection.
A life-long Texan, the Rev. Dr. Markene Meyer began serving as Curate for Church of the Resurrection in September 2016. The ancient role of Curate in the church embodies both care and cure of souls, helping others move toward healing, wholeness, and flourishing. Markene always enjoys a great cup of coffee and conversation about the spiritual life. She enjoys helping people discover a vibrant, abiding relationship with Jesus and rhythms, practices, and relationships which draw them near to Him.
Markene is a transitional deacon who comes to us from Christ Church Plano where she served as an Adult Discipleship Minister, developing adult discipleship offerings. Prior to serving at Christ Church, for seven years she served in leadership with the Spiritual Formation Ministry of the Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary, helping ministry leaders attend to their spiritual life amidst the demands of life and ministry.
Markene completed a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation at DTS and authored the book Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World (2016) to help readers discern a more life-giving and God-honoring way. Thrive introduces the rhythms, practices, and relationships of the monastic Rule of St. Benedict and guides readers in discerning their own “rule of life.”
Markene and her husband Jeff have been married for 31 years and have three children. Jeff has served in the relocation industry for over 40 years. Their son Cameron is an engineer for a global defense company. Their twins, Maddie, an early education/Asian studies major, and Max, a psychology major, attend college locally. As a family, they often travel to Colorado where they enjoy hiking the mountain trails.
Cindy Matthews was born and raised in Indiana and transferred to Texas in 1989 with GTE (later Verizon). She graduated from LeTourneau University in 1995, and the University of Dallas with an MBA in 1999. After 24 years of working at Verizon, Cindy retired and started a quilting business, located in the Old Craft Store in Carrollton. She also began finding ways to serve at Church of the Resurrection and loves helping ‘make things happen.’
Cindy was married to Ricky for 18 years before he passed away in August of 2015. She has three daughters who are the loves of her life: Misty and husband Matt Wert, who live in Argyle; Kelsey and husband Dan Swatske, who live in Houston; and Abby, a student at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). She loves being a grandmother to Hudson, son of Misty and Matt, who was born in October 2015!