Leading us forward

Bob & Keri Kembel

Bob and Keri will be married 29 years in June and have 3 adult children. Bob is an ordained minister with Mission Arlington and is one of the founding pastors and managing members of The Gathering at Viridian. Bob and Keri’s vision for The Gathering is a place where individuals and families can pursue a relationship with their creator through Christ. Their hope is that the Viridian community and beyond can feel loved and welcome here.

Howard & Yvonne Porteus

Howard and Yvonne co-planted the church with Bob and Keri. We love their hearts to serve and go above and beyond for people. They are down to earth, hard working and devoted Christian role models whom we love dearly.

Dave & Julie Butler

David & Julie Butler moved to Viridian in 2014. David brings 35 years of ministry experience, having served as Youth Pastor and then Associate Pastor at Abundant Life Church in Garland, TX.  He also serves as Assistant Executive Director for The Ministerial Association of Jesus Christ.  David provides pastoral care to our community and is part of the teaching rotation for our Sunday Gatherings. Julie assists in monthly outreaches to the community. Their daughters are active in the youth group & children’s ministry.

John & Kate Jordan

John Jordan is the worship leader for The Gathering. He is a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist, and has been serving churches across the country since 1992. He previously served on the worship teams of Saddleback Community Church in Orange County, California; College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego, California; Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Stafford, Virginia; and Rock Pointe Community Church in Flowermound, Texas. John and his family moved to the DFW area in 2017. He has three children, two sons-in-law, a dog named Pudge.

Ryan Rodriguez

Ryan has been our youth pastor since the launch of the church in Viridian. Ryan has a desire to see students lives changed by a genuine encounter with God and a heart to empower students to step into the gifts and talents that God has place inside each one of us.


David & Becca Lamprecht

David and Rebecca Lamprecht came to the US in 2017, with a passion for Jesus and a keen heart to serve the local community. Becca heads up the children’s ministry and David runs the tech and media for the church. They both have a heart for teaching and being there for the broken and hurting and lovingly shepherding, through being a practical example of Gods Kingdom.