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Ed Ballard
Ed and his wife, Beth, have been married for 40 years and have been members of Preston Road since 2003. They have two daughters, Sara Ballard Armstrong and Margaret Ballard Howard as well as two wonderful sons-in-law Chris Armstrong and Daniel Howard. They have been blessed with three adorable grandsons, Brady Armstrong, Hunter Armstrong, and Emmett Howard, the best grandsons Ed and Beth could ever dream of.  Ed owns Earthtex Landscape Management and Beth is an Administrative Assistant at the Winston School. Both are very active in Bible Study Fellowship and also serve as teachers in our Children’s Ministry.

Shawn Brentham
Shawn and his wife, Kim, have been married for 23 years. They have 3 children, Abbie (22) a senior at ACU, Violet Gracie (19) a sophomore at Harding, and Mollie (10). They met while acting in New York and have been members at PRCC since 2001. Shawn teaches theater arts at Irving High School and Kim is an Elementary Theatre teacher at Garner Fine Arts Academy. Shawn has served as a volunteer in the Children’s Ministry, taught in Adult Education, and sang on the Praise Team. Both are very active in our Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry.

Dan Branch
Dan and his wife Stacey have lived and worked in Dallas for over three decades and have been members of PRCC since 1987. They live in University Park, have been married for 36 years and have five grown children who were all baptized at PRCC. Dan is an attorney and shareholder with Winstead PC and a former member of the Texas House of Representatives. He has been a long time Bible class teacher, deacon, and elder since 2009.

Brad Cheves
Brad and his wife, Angela, were married in 1992 and they have three boys. They have been members at Preston Road since 1998 (with a three-year hiatus in California from 2001-04). Brad has served as an Elder since 2009 and remains active in Adult Education. Brad is the Vice President of Development and External Affairs at SMU.

Cooter Hale
Cooter and his wife, Claire, were married in 1983. They raised their two grown sons here and have been members at Preston Road since 1983. Cooter has served as an Elder since 2005 and teaches regularly in our Adult Learning Communities on Sunday. Cooter also serves as a Federal Judge and teaches in the SMU Law School.

Paul Heard
Paul and his wife, Pam, met at PRCC and have been members since 1987. Pam is a CPA in the Business Office at Trinity Christian Academy. Paul works for IBM as a Sales Manager. The Heards have been very active at PRCC throughout the years in numerous small groups, teaching in adult and children’s education, serving as Ministry Leaders in our youth ministry, and most recently as Class Leaders in the Parents of Teens class.  They have three children.

Kenneth Kirklin
Kenneth Kirklin and his wife Suzanne have been married for 28 years. They have been members at PRCC since 1995 and raised both of their boys here.  Kenneth works for KPMG in their Advisory Management Consulting practice and Suzanne is a Physical Therapist. Kenneth has served on the Barnabas Committee, as Chairman of the Operations Committee, and taught Adult and Children’s classes, while Suzanne has always been very active in the Children’s Ministry even serving as Children’s Minister for a while. The Kirklins have been on multiple mission trips and most recently went to Guatemala.

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Stan Shipley
Stan and his wife, Cindy, have three grown children and two grandchildren. Stan has been an Elder since 2009 and served as the Chairman of the Elders for several years. After a career at Bank of America spanning more than 30 years, he retired in 2016 and now oversees a family office.