Mitch joined the ministry staff in 2013. He went to college at Harding University where he received both his Masters of Ministry and BA in Bible and Religion. Mitch and Katie have three girls (Jacey, Mikayla, and Zoe). Mitch loves games, golf, and gelato, but more importantly he loves what he gets to do... tell people about God.
Rusty began ministry at Western Heights in 1987 as the youth minister. He continued serving in that capacity until he became the associate minister in 2013. His primary responsibilities as associate minister focus on counseling, especially pre-marital and marital counseling, Bible class education and teaching, as well as interacting with a number of other ministries. He and his wife Cheryl have three grown married daughters Kayla, Kimberly, and Karissa and four grandchildren. He has his M.A.R. in Counseling from Harding Graduate School of Religion and his B.A. in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University. He enjoys working with the Western Heights church family, spending time with his own family, and keeping up with the Cowboys, Rangers, and Mavericks.
Osiel joined the ministerial staff in 2018. He and his wife Susana are both originally from Chiapas, Mexico, but more recently from Irving, TX. They have two daughters (Frida and Elisa). As a couple, they enjoy Mexican food, Thai food, and most importantly spending time as a family.
Adam began his ministry at Western Heights in 2019. He graduated from the Sunset International Bible Institute in 2005. He has a Bachelors in Youth & Family Ministry. Adam and Dianna have been together since 1999 and have three girls: Danielle, Addysen, and Caydence. Adam enjoys heading to the outdoors for camping with his family, fishing, and paintball. He is a born and raised Dallas Cowboys fan. Adam is honored to partner with God as a minister to and guide for families and teens in their walks with Jesus.
Mayra joined our staff in 2016. She grew up in Iglesia De Cristo in Sherman and then transferred to Western Heights in 2010 when Iglesia became one congregation with Western Heights. She attended Sherman ISD schools and is a Grayson College alumni. Mayra and her husband Julio Beltran are both from El Salvador, Central America. They have a son named Sebastian. Together as family they love to work serving the Lord and both the Anglo & Hispanic Ministries at Western Heights. Mayra’s favorite hobbies are going on walks and caring for her family. All it takes to be Mayra’s friend is cheesecake & caramel ice coffee.
I'm not Texan... but I got here as quick as I could! Of course it helps to be married to Judy, a native Texan. Began attending Western Heights in 2001. I soon found myself doing projects around the building which led to an invitation from the eldership to help oversee our building maintenance. I couldn't have a better "job". Doing what I love to do in support of the congregation so that we all can worship our wonderful God in comfort and security. I and Judy are blessed to be a part of God's family here at Western Heights.