The Grove Staff

Rev. Stephen Lohoefer

Campus Pastor

Rev. Stephen Lohoefer

Stephen is the Campus Pastor of The Grove. He has a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology, loves to play soccer and has a rhodesian ridgeback puppy named Sadie, whose unofficial title is Church watchdog. 

Rev. Allie Shulman

Pastor of Discipleship & Outreach

Rev. Allie Shulman

Allie is thrilled to be back in Texas with her husband and son Joel. Her passion for justice issues drove her into seminary at Duke and eventually into the ministry. Allie loves doing yoga or getting her fill of sweet tea at Chik-fil-a.

 Michael Gomez

Worship Leader

Michael Gomez

Michael has been a musician in Dallas for many years, and owns his own guitar studio. He is an avid soccer fan and enjoys watching games with his wife Paloma and their two daughters. 

 Andrew Nelson

Youth Coordinator

Andrew Nelson

Andrew is the Youth Coordinator at The Grove. He is pursuing a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology. He is originally from Oklahoma and earned his undergraduate degrees from Oklahoma State in business administration and marketing. He loves to support his Cowboys in all sports. Andrew enjoys many fandoms including Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, and all types of board games. In addition, Andrew loves to rock climb, frisbee golf, and hike when the weather is nice. His love for ministry and desire to work with youth stemmed from being a camp counselor for several summers while in college.

 Cecilia Garcia Moreno

GroveKids "Littles" Coordinator

Cecilia Garcia Moreno

Originally from Mexico City, Cecilia has lived in Dallas for most of her adult life. Though she originally ran her own business, she found her passion in life when she became a preschool teacher several years ago. She is mom to her two (almost) grown children and loves hanging out with her dog, traveling, and visiting her kids in college.

 Sunny Logsdon

Grove Group Coordinator

Sunny Logsdon

After many years of working with companies on strategy and leadership development, Sunny was drawn to the The Grove by the opportunity to focus on people’s lives instead of their businesses. She loves yoga, prefers “preparing” dinner at Eatzies to slaving over the stove, and can be found hiking in Utah with her husband and three kids any chance she gets.

 Ellie Sloan

Serving Coordinator

Ellie Sloan

Ellie comes to The Grove after a stint in nonprofit development and grant writing. Her passion for serving others is followed closely by her love for coffee, travel, spreadsheets and her Texas Aggies.  Ellie can usually be found wherever there are donuts.

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