CDM Staff 2017-10-20T13:50:18+00:00

MINISTRY STAFF AND CONSULTANTS

Stephen Estock

Coordinator

“that you may know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge”

Stephen Estock longs to see local churches serve the Lord in answering Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3. Since his election as Coordinator in 2013, Stephen has worked to lead the staff of CDM in strengthening the local church. His understanding and desire for this developed as he served churches in Montgomery, AL (1995-2002) and St. Louis, MO (2002-2013).

Stephen met his wife Susan in San Bernardino, CA while he was an USAF officer (which explains why his ever-graying hair is still kept short) and she was on staff with Cru. They married in 1990 and have 3 children. Though he now lives in ATL, he still cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals. Having grown up in Alabama, he is a life-long Auburn fan. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College, an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University. When he’s not coordinating the ministry of CDM, he loves to do yard work and DIY projects around the house.

Email:sestock@pcanet.org  |  View Devotionals by Stephen
Phone: 678-825-1150

Danny Mitchell

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Provides advice and support to the staff of CDM in the area of youth ministry. Helps connect local church leaders with each other and with CDM. Along with the Youth Ministry Team, recommends resources and training opportunities for Next Generation ministries.

Email:dmitchell@pcanet.org  |  View Articles by Danny
Phone: 678-825-1144

Sue Jakes

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Oversees the effort of CDM to connect and equip those who serve in discipleship ministry to children. Develops and reviews resources to help those who work with children and youth. Conducts training for church leaders, staff, and volunteers.

Email: sjakes@pcanet.org  |  View Articles by Sue
Phone: 678-825-1140

Gary Yagel

Men’s Ministry Consultant

Provides advice and support to the staff of CDM in the area of men’s discipleship. Serves local churches through training, consultation and coaching in the area of men’s ministry, particularly through his work with the Forging Bonds of Brotherhood ministry (www.forgingbonds.org).

Email: gyagel@forgingbonds.org  |  View Articles by Gary

Dennis Bennett

Resources Coordinator

Dennis grew up in a small town in New York called Brooklyn. His call to teaching shows God’s sense of humor because in high school he made fun of those in the “Future Teachers of America” Club, but his love of learning has always led him to teach. Dennis received a BA from the State Un. of NY (history) & a M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary; DRE, Trinity Theological Seminary. After seminary, he found himself teaching in churches, small groups, training Campus Life workers, and starting a Bible College. Educating others to love God and His Word has been the focus of my life.

Life always brings the unexpected. He married later in life and adopted 2 boys in his 40s. After spending 11 years working for the PCA, Cindy and Dennis moved to South Africa. He became a professor of Christian Education at the Bible Institute of South Africa. The experience changed their lives and grew our faith, as they returned to the states with an adopted son and daughter from Africa.

In 2006, Dennis returned to the PCA headquarters and began working for CDM. He serves as the coordinator of resources. It is the perfect job for him because it marries his love of books with teaching as he helps church leaders find the resources they most need.  Feel free to call Dennis for advice on anything. If he doesn’t know it off the top of his head, he will research it and get back with you.

In his role with CDM and teaching at Metro Atlanta Seminary, Dennis is am living out his life verse:  Ezra 7:10: Ezra [Dennis] set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach His statues and rules in Israel [South Africa, America, or wherever].

He has 4 grandchildren, 4,000 books, and the most amazing woman he’s ever met sharing his life. Daily, Dennis prays his children and grandchildren will join him one day in heaven—to God be the Glory!

Email: dbennett@pcanet.org  |  View Articles by Dennis
Phone: 678-825-1158

Karen Hodge

Women’s Ministry Coordinator

Works to promote discipleship ministry among women in the PCA. Coordinates the efforts of regional leaders and trainers to plan events, develop resources, and connect those who serve at the presbytery and local church level. Consults with church leaders to develop a vital ministry to women in the PCA.

Email: khodge@pcanet.org
Phone: 678-825-1146

Jake Bennett

Older Adult Ministry Consultant

Provides advice and support to the staff of CDM in the area of older adult ministry.  Serves local churches through training and consulting on older adult and intergenerational ministry. Oversees the pastoral care department in a retirement community as chaplain.

Email: bennettjake@friendshipvillagestl.com

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

John Dunahoo

Business Administrator

Assists the Coordinator in overseeing the ministry of CDM by managing business and ministry operations, including personnel, accounting, and technology resources.

Email: jdunahoo@pcanet.org
Phone: 678-825-1142

Cami Summers

Communications Coordinator

Provides communications for CDM.

Email:csummers@pcanet.org
Phone: 678-825-1154

Krista Dunahoo

Finance Assistant

Handles accounts receivable and accounts payable as well as donation receipting and event registration processing.

Email: kdunahoo@pcanet.org
Phone: 678-825-1130

Tim Schirm

Bookstore Manager

Manages the day-to-day operation of the Bookstore. Consults with members of local churches to help locate resources to meet ministry needs.

Email: tschirm@pcanet.org
Phone: 678-825-1112

Kathy Wargo

Event Coordinator and Assistant to Women’s Ministry Coordinator

Coordinates logistics of CDM training events and conferences at the regional and national level (e.g., Women’s Leadership and Children’s Conferences). Assists the Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Karen Hodge.

Email: kwargo@pcanet.org
Phone: 678-825-1132

Bethany Belue

Executive Assistant to CDM Coordinator, Stephen Estock; Certification Administrator

Bethany assists Stephen Estock through coordination and communication with the CDM staff and committee, committees and agencies of the PCA, and  church and individual ministry partners. She also collaborates with staff and advisors to design, advertise, and execute a certification program for non-ordained personnel actively serving in discipleship ministry (children and youth).

Email: bbelue@pcanet.org
Phone: 678-825-1154