Rev. John Canales, Pastor

Rev. John Canales was born into a Christian family, and came to Christ at a very early age. Originally from New York, Pastor John served eight years in the US Air Force working in the space program before being called to ministry. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 1996 and has served pastorates in Florida, Wisconsin and Philadelphia before coming to Christ Presbyterian Church in 2005.

He and his wife, Mary Jo, have been married since 1989 and have two children.

Rev. Miller Ansell, Minister of Outreach and Assimilation

Rev. Miller Ansell was born into a Christian family and does not recall a time apart from the Lord. Pastor Ansell is a Texas native who attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and graduated with an M.Div. in 2016. He has served at Christ Presbyterian Church since 2018.

He is married to Stephanie and has three children.

Scott Peterson, Elder

Scott and his wife Lori have been worshiping at CPC since moving to Texas two years ago.  Scott is a PCA ruling elder, ordained at Midway PCA in Georgia, where he served on the Presbytery Candidates and Credentials Committee and at multiple General Assemblies.  He is a pilot for American Airlines, and an attorney in the Marine Corps Reserve.  Scott and Lori have two daughters: Allie is a flight attendant for American, and Katherine is a student at Texas A&M.

Rod Alexander, Elder

Rod was raised in Dallas, TX near Love Field.  This led to a career in aviation ultimately flying as a pilot for 45 years.  He retired from United Airlines in 2012.  A member of Christ Presbyterian for 13 years he enjoys teaching and cooking.  Rod and his wife Lauren were married in 1970 and have 2 children with no less than 9 grandchildren, so far!

Rod Miller, Deacon

Rod has been a member of CPC since 1997 and a deacon since 2000. He has been married for 26 years and has 2 daughters. In his free time, Rod enjoys reading and fishing.

Leng Ea, Deacon

Leng Ea has been a member of CPC for 14 years and a deacon for about 11 years.  He has been married for 15 years and has 3 boys.  His days are filled with teaching 5th graders at Coram Deo Academy.

Adam Grimes, Diaconal Aide

Adam has been a member of CPC for 9 years and a diaconal aide for about 2 years. He is married to his wife of 12 years, Amanda, and together they have been blessed by God with four children. Adam has a strong passion for evangelism and sharing God’s Word with others. In his free time, he likes to read.

Mary Jo Canales, Office Manager

Mary Jo, wife of CPC pastor, John Canales, has served on the office staff of several churches. She began serving as Office Manager for CPC in 2016. She and Pastor John are the parents of two children.

Sharon Miller, Music Minister

Believing that it is important to equip all immortal souls to become lifelong worshipers of our Almighty God, Sharon is passionate about sharing her love of hymns and Psalms with the congregation of Christ Presbyterian Church. She and her husband, Rod, have been members of Christ Presbyterian Church since 1997.

Sharon received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma Baptist University. Prior to serving as CPC’s interim director of music, she was involved in the world of music as a public school music teacher, Kindermusik instructor, children’s choir director, and most recently as the volunteer coordinator for the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas.

Sharon has been married to Rod Miller, deacon of CPC, for twenty-six years, and they have two daughters.  In her spare time Sharon enjoys quilting, traveling, reading, and watching college football. BOOMER SOONER!