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Church Staff

Preaching/Evangelism Minister
Mike Meierhofer

For the love of Christ controls us...
2 Corinthians 5:14

These words of Paul shape my own ministry; because Jesus first loved me, I must help others come to know Him and become like Him.  After spending the early part of my life “living in the world”, I put my faith, trust, and devotion in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord at the age of 27.  I immediately began pursuing an education in Bible, so I could help people like me come to know Christ.  In 1984, I graduated from the Center for Christian Education in Bible.  Then, in 2002, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Ministry and Leadership from Dallas Christian College.  I’ve done work on my Master’s degree in Bible and Ministry from Lubbock Christian University.  I love teaching and preaching the love of God.  I love watching the word of God and the Spirit of God transform lives as people become Christians and grow up to be mature disciples of Christ.  Besides serving the Lord at Walnut Hill, I have been involved in our mission work in Cambodia with Sokhom Hun since 2009, having made 18 trips to Cambodia to share the Good News of Jesus in remote villages with some of the most precious people on earth.

My wife, Libby, and I have four children, three daughters-in-law, and eleven grandchildren.  We have certainly been blessed with all of them living in the Metroplex.  Libby and I enjoy going on dates (movies, Mexican restaurants, Wal-Mart!, etc).  I also have awesome bird dogs for quail hunting in west Texas with my sons and Christian friends.

33-optGod has blessed us richly by guiding us to a great church like Walnut Hill.  We are in our nineteenth year and see even greater days ahead.  Walnut Hill is not so big that one would get lost in the shuffle and yet big enough to provide all those things important to individuals and families searching for a meaningful, relevant church family.

If you would like to contact Mike, email homer@whchurchofchrist.org


Music Minister
David Vehon
David_VehonDavid grew up in Richardson and attended the Waterview Church of Christ.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Harding University and his teaching certification from UTA.  Before he began teaching, he had a private voice and piano studio.  He continued to teach private lessons during his first years of public school teaching.  He is in his 20th year of public education and is currently Director of Choral Activities in Terrell ISD.  He loves leading singing and has done so at several congregations through the years.  He was the fulltime leader from 1990-1995 at Trinity Oaks Church of Christ which later merged into Rolling Hills.  He led singing at Duncanville Church of Christ for the last several years.

In 1992, he was married to Terri who had two sons.  The oldest son who lives in Burbank, California, is married and has two sons that are ages 1 and 4.  The younger son graduated from Texas A&M and loved A&M so much that he raises funds for the Association of Former Students.  Terri is a high school counselor and continuing her ministry at Duncanville with women that attend church alone.

David is excited about his ministry here praising God through music.

If you would like to contact David, email david@whchurchofchrist.org


Youth and Involvement Minister
Stephen Patterson

In 1999, I committed to following Jesus for the rest of my life, and God continues to bless me more than I deserve. Not to say that life is trouble-free. The Christian life is a difficult journey and calling, but I have a purpose and an eternal promise that goes beyond this life.

God gives us different gifts and different loves. Mine is for my family and for teenagers. I married my best friend, Rachael, in 2006, and God has blessed us with 3 kids… Micah, Nathan and Lainey. They are constant sources of encouragement and teach me and humble me.

The teens at Walnut Hill are a great group to be with. They are loving, shockingly honest, and accepting of all kinds of people. Their hearts and our discussions challenge me to be a better follower, and hopefully we are challenging them as well. I’m thankful for the support of a caring church family. We are not meant to do this alone!

If you would like to contact Stephen, email stephen@whchurchofchrist.org


Administrative Secretary
Danette Wood


I began attending the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in July of 2005 when I married Lyn Wood, one of the Walnut Hill members. He impressed me with his service to God and his Christian values. Together we have five children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and 6 wonderful grandchildren. Lyn and I both teach Bible classes and help with many outreach ministries. We love our church family and are encouraged daily by their devotion to God and their fellowship.

I graduated from York College in 1979 and worked as a secretary for Oklahoma Christian University in the early 1980’s. After moving from Oklahoma I offered child care out of my home until my children started school and then took a position with the public school system in Ottumwa, Iowa. I was a teacher’s assistant in the Special Education Dept. for 15 years.

I began working as the Walnut Hill Administrative Secretary August of 2008. It has been a thrill to be given the opportunity to serve in this capacity.

Growing up I small towns most of my life I was very grateful for the warm welcome I received at Walnut Hill. The huge Metroplex of Dallas was an intimidating place at first but I always felt at home when I walked through the doors of Walnut Hill.

If you would like to contact Danette, email dwood@whchurchofchrist.org