Staff

Meet the team.

Chris Seidman

Lead Minister
Leadership Team
Chris has been in full-time ministry since 1992.  He has served in churches in Abilene, Fort Worth, and Pensacola, Florida. Since December 2000, he's been the Lead Minister for The Branch. Chris and his wife Tara met while attending Abilene Christian University and married in 1992. They have 3 adult sons – Skyler (wife Ale), Garrison, and Cooper.  Chris has authored three books – Little Buddy, Before Stones Become Bread, and Heaven On Earth: Realizing The Good Life Now.  In addition to serving The Branch, Chris is blessed to occasionally preach in churches and conferences across the country. Wherever he goes, his golf clubs aren't far behind.

Josh Brake

Executive Minister of Ministry and Strategy
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Josh has served on our staff since the summer of 2015. He grew up in Flower Mound in a family that loved Jesus, and showed him who Jesus was from the beginning of his life. There were two major priorities as Josh grew up: Jesus and sports. This led him to play football and pursue ministry opportunities on campus at Bucknell University. During his time there, he met his wife, Abby, and they married right after he joined The Branch staff in 2015. They have a son, Beau, and a baby boy on the way.

David Teutsch

Executive Minister of Operations and Finance
Leadership Team
David joined The Branch Church in 1983. He met his wife, Tina, here, and they were married in 1990. They have two adult children, Sam and Nikki, who grew up at The Branch. Over the years, the Teutschs have been vital to the life of this church. They’ve been Small Group leaders, teachers for various Kids, Youth, and Parenting programs, as well as key volunteers for events and weekend services. David served as an elder for several years before becoming the Executive Minister in 2015, when he left his career at Texas Instruments.

Tim Ketchersid

Minister, Farmers Branch
Leadership Team
Tim and Jeanne have been members of The Branch Church since August 1991. They were married in 1981 and have three adult children. Their daughter Heather and her family are a part of the Branch today, while Timothy and Courtney live in Los Angeles. Between the two of them, Tim and Jeanne have served as volunteers in practically every area of ministry The Branch has to offer. Jeanne was the Children's Minister for a season and Tim has served as a Deacon, Elder, Executive Minister, and now Campus Minister at the Farmers Branch Campus. Tim plans to retire from full-time vocational ministry at the end of 2022, and we are incredibly grateful for his years of faithful service among us.

Ryan Rainey

Minister, Vista Ridge
Leadership Team
Ryan and Lanae were married in 1999 and came to The Branch Church in the summer of 2004. They have 5 children, Emma, Lily, Abigail, Anthony, and Adam. Ryan began his ministry working with middle school students in 1994 while he was still an undergrad at East Texas State University. He served for many years as a Student Minister among us before becoming Campus Minister at the Vista Ridge Campus in 2012.

Andrea Bordelon

Kids Volunteer Coordinator
Vista Ridge

Jason DePauw

Worship Leader

Devin Foster

Audio Visual Lighting
Technical Assistant

Alexis Hall

Family Minister
Leadership Team

Trinity Harris

Administrative Assistant
Vista Ridge

Sal Herran

Worship Leader

Vickie Hinton

Administrative Assistant

Joshua Hobbs

Worship Ministry Coordinator
Leadership Team

Jessica Hooten

Digital Engagement Director

Janice Ingram

Women's Minister
Leadership Team

Eddy Ketchersid

Community & Senior Adult Minister

Marlee McFarland

Youth Minister

Lynn McQueen

Facilities Manager

Jaron Pitts

Creative/Communications Director
Worship Leader, 
Leadership Team

Derek Robinson

Connections Pastor & Facilities Director
Vista Ridge

Luis Sanchez

Ministro Hispaño

Cheryl Sanders

Worship Administrative Assistant

Becky San Juan

Worship Leader

Adam Toy

Worship Leader
Farmers Branch

Hunter Wheatcraft

Youth Minister

Amy Williams

Kids Minister