Rev. Donny Friederichsen
Pastor Donny Friederichsen is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando (MDiv, ’11) and of The University of Tennessee (B.A., ’99). He and his wife, Kim, have four children. Pastor Donny grew up in Chattanooga, TN and is an irrationally optimistic Tennessee Volunteers fan. He pastored for 9 years in Northern New Jersey and the Bahamas. He and Kim spent several years on staff with Cru in Belarus, Kentucky, and Florida. He has written for Ligonier’s Tabletalk, the Gospel Reformation Network, and Reformation 21.
Director of Youth Ministries
After nearly two decades in the wilderness known as "not Texas", Ben and his family moved from central Pennsylvania back to Texas in 2018 so he could take an engineering job at Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie. Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Ben is a graduate of Baylor (2000) and University of Washington (2004). A rugged indoors man, Ben enjoys reading, gaming, cooking & grilling, and having long nerdy conversations about theology. He has been married to Yoanna since 2003 and they have two kids. They live in Flower Mound.
Director of Music
Paul Thompson is an award-winning composer/arranger/orchestrator for movies, television, and musical theater. He started his musical journey as a singer and pianist in his father's churches where he and his four older siblings were often called on to provide special music. In 2017, Paul started his own company, House of El Music, writing custom scores for albums, theater, movies, and live events. When not writing music, Paul enjoys baking bread, writing and reading books, and going on hikes with his moderately well-behaved beagle, C.K.
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Rebekah is a middle school teacher who also leads our Vacation Bible School each summer. She spent 10 years with Kids Across America and Summer's Best Two Weeks: Citikids. These are Christian Sports Camps for urban youth. She has worked for years with our covenant children at Lakeside, including directing our children's Sunday School program. She loves her work with children and youth and cannot imagine doing anything else.
Margaret became the organist at Lakeside in 2008. As a teenager, she played the organ at her church in Alpine. She feels blessed to serve the Lord again through music after 40 years of what she calls her "musical desert." Margaret & her husband Tim have been married for 50 years. They have three children and three amazing grandsons.
Cathy has been the part-time office administrator at Lakeside off and on since 2010. She and her husband Bob have been married for ten years. They enjoy serving Lakeside and the community with their musical gifts, spending time with friends & family, and travel.