Our Leadership and Staff at CPC
Rev. John Canales
Pastor Canales was born into a Christian family and came to Christ at a very early age. Originally from New York City, Pastor John first served 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 boys, Gray and Jack.
Rev. Miller Ansell
MINISTER OF OUTREACH
Pastor 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, Kaleb, Audrey and Sterling.
Rod was raised in Dallas near Love Field. This led to a career in aviation, ultimately flying as a pilot for 45 years. He served in the Air Force during the war in Viet Nam and retired from United Airlines in 2012. A member of Christ Presbyterian since 2005, Rod enjoys teaching and cooking. He and his wife Lauren were married in 1970; they have two children and ten grandchildren, so far!
Scott and his wife Lori have been worshiping at Christ Church since moving back to Texas in 2015. Scott was ordained as a ruling elder at Midway Presbyterian Church (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 a retired Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve where he served as an attorney. Scott and Lori have two daughters, Allie and Katherine.
Leng Ea has been a member of Christ Presbyterian Church since 2005 and a deacon since 2008. He and his wife Paula married in 2002, and they have three boys and another child on the way. His days are filled with teaching 5th graders at Coram Deo Academy and coaching tennis.
Mary Jo Canales
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 the church’s Coordinator of Music Ministries, 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, long-time deacon at the church, since 1991 and they have two daughters. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys quilting, traveling, reading and watching college football. BOOMER SOONER!