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

Associate Pastor

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.

Rev. Joy Gonzalez

Associate Pastor

Rev. Joy Gonzalez

Joy is a foodie and loves exploring new restaurants in Dallas with her husband, Elliott. She has a Masters of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology, and serves as the Associate Pastor at The Grove. Joy has a french bulldog puppy. 

 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.

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