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Dr. Daniel has been in pastoral ministry for over 33 years. He has received training from the Baptist General Convention of Texas in both Interim Pastoral Ministry and the Intentional Interim Ministry. Howard and his wife LaVonna have been married for 36 years and have 2 grown children. ​

Chris Sanders is a proud native of Austin, Texas. Chris attended The University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to following God's call to vocational ministry, Chris was a homebuilder in the Austin area. Since entering the ministry, he completed his Diploma in Education Ministries through the Seminary Extension Program of the SBC Seminaries. Chris married his wife Lynda, also of Austin, in 1970. They have three children; Ben, Andrea, and Lauren. Chris enjoys singing, playing guitar, traveling and the outdoors.

Matt started at Westoak Woods in March of 2015 and has 15 years of music and youth leadership experience. He graduated from Midwestern State University in 2002 in his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas, and is currently taking classes at Baylor's Truett Seminary. Matt married Kim in July of 2018. They are enjoying married life very much. His greatest joy is leading people to understand and participate in true worship, using all styles of music – and to recognize that worship is about so much more than music! 

April has been with Westoak Woods Weekday Preschool since 1999, and has served as director since 2016. She enjoys the new challenges and relationships that the position holds. She has developed a passion for providing a safe and Christian setting for young children, fostering a positive learning environment for students, and communicating the importance of those values to the parents of children in her care. April is married with four children, all of whom grew up and were blessed by the Westoak Woods Preschool program.


Rebecca started attending Westoak Woods in June of 2011 and started serving on staff as the children's intern in April of 2018. She attends St. Edwards University and is studying psychology and religious studies. While serving at Westoak, she strives to strengthen the children's ministry through intentional service and discipleship to children and families alike.