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Dee Glen-Walker, Finance Ministry Specialist
Dee was born in East Saint Louis, Illinois but spent very little time in that city. She lived in Germany with her family the first 8 years of her life and moved to Fort Worth, Texas (which she calls “home”) at the age of 12.
Dee married Bill, her high school sweetheart in 1967, and they have been blessed with four sons and three grandchildren. Dee and Bill celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in April 2017.
Through the witness of friends and family, Dee received the Lord into her life at the age of 27. He has been faithful to encourage, teach, discipline, and guide her through the joys and trials of life.
Dee’s work career included jobs in bookkeeping, accounting, software training, and project management. She retired in 2012, but says she didn’t actually “re-tire”….instead “re-treaded” and kept on going.
She teaches ESL (English as a Second Language), helps care for her aging mother, enjoys a good book occasionally, and loves spending time with friends and family.
Dee is happy to be “on board” at The Mission and looks forward to using the gifts and talents the Lord has given her through the role of Financial Ministry Specialist.
Cory Kuhn, Lead Pastor
Juan Carlos Candelaria Kuhn (nicknamed "Cory" in college) grew up in New Mexico, endured junior high in Indiana, and survived high school in Oregon. Though raised in the Christian faith, Cory rebelled upon leaving home to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then tended bar. In 1994 he earned his B.S. in sports medicine at Oregon State University. More importantly, he gave his life to Christ during his final semester. He abandoned athletic training and began walking with Christ. Ordained in 1999 (Calvary Chapel, Garland TX), Cory's served in both youth and worship ministries in two church plants.
Cory and his bride, Molly, moved to Texas in 1998 to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated in 2004 with a Masters of Theology degree in Systematic Theology and New Testament Greek. While at DTS he served on Student Council and was the Edictor-in-Chief of the student newspaper. From 2004-2009, Cory served as the Director of Theological Education at Coaches Outreach (a Para-church ministry).
Cory and Molly married in 1997 and they live in North Richland Hills with their two teen-age children, Judah and Hannah. He unwinds by doing home improvement projects. Hobbies include chess, fantasy sports, film, theology, & culture.
Jill Lienemann, Ministry Specialist
Jill Lienemann grew up in South Dakota but dreamed of “somewhere over the rainbow.” Confirmed in the faith at a Lutheran church, she walked away from the Lord in her early adult years to see what the world had to offer. After a few years, and a solemn incident, Jill returned to God and dedicated her life to serve Him in whatever manner He wanted. The world opened up and she experienced people and places that were far from her backyard.
She earned an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and worked in that arena for 11 years. After going on her first mission trip to Russia in 1993, she resigned from her lab career and sold her house to move to Lewisville, Texas, to help a church plant. Jill has been in hands-on ministry training through several non-profit and church positions including administration, men, children, youth, and international missions. In 2009, she launched her own consulting business assisting others who want to initiate short-term global mission trips and writing trip devotions on her blog site.
Jill’s passion is to see others realize their potential in the Kingdom and fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Her hobbies include crafting, cross-stitching, and repurposing items for new uses.
James & Mandi Landry, Children's Ministry Leaders
James Landry was born in middle of nowhere Kansas and Mandi was born in a small town south of Houston. Both were raised in Christian homes and came to know the Lord at an early age. They met in Tulsa OK and fell in love over countless cups of coffee and games of spades. They got married in 2009 and have two children, Joy (4) and Miles (2).
James works as a supervisor at Spectrum during the day and is a super husband and father the rest of the time. Mandi is a homeschooling mom, who works as a part time seamstress from home. She began working in various children’s ministries as a teenager and James began serving alongside her after they were married.
The Landrys began serving kids at the Mission shortly after they began attending in the Fall of 2015. In the Summer of 2016 they felt prompted by God to step into leadership. They love God, seek hard to follow His leading, and have a passion for all children to know Jesus and His love.