About Us

Our Staff


DeAnna Golsan
Senior Pastor


Jan Carter
Admin Assistant

Lynice Trevino

Lynice Trevino

DeAnna Golsan’s Bio

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Officers of the Board

The Officers of the Board manage the business of the church as described in the Constitution and By-Laws. The following members serve as the DCC Officers.


Nancy Bertschi


Susan Shaw


Connie Kouba


Joy Stoffer

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The Elders serve at the communion table giving prayers for offering/communion and work with ministerial staff to provide special assistance and care to church members in need.


Donna Clancy


Mark Mueller


Rebecca Nilsen


Jan Mueller

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The Deacons distribute bulletins, prepare for and serve communion, and collect the offering.


Cory Golsan


Rick Boyer


Patti Boyer


Connie Kouba


Joy Stoffer

Sharon Knoll

Sharon Knoll


Nancy Hyde

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The Trustees act as the legal agents of the church under the direction of the Board.


Rick Boyer


Fred Hughey


Gary Snyder

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Mission Statement

In order to follow Jesus and worship God: We will live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ in all we do; we will serve our neighbors; and we will minister to our fellow Christians.

Our mission comes straight out of the New Testament: just as the first disciples were commissioned by Christ to spread the Good News of the Gospel to all nations, we accept that same call to love, witness, and serve “from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth.”

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded on several basic principles that continue to guide the church today:

  • “No creed but Christ”
  • “Where the scriptures speak we speak; where the scriptures are silent we are silent.”
  • “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”

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Our Church


Disciples Christian Church began its ministry as a congregation in 1971. With the city of Plano expanding westward, several active members of First Christian Church perceived the call to start a new church in this growing area. As with the early church, Disciples Christian Church first met in members’ homes for worship and fellowship. When the gatherings outgrew individual homes, the congregation starting meeting at Wilson Middle School. In 1978, we moved to our current location on the corner of Independence and Park.

From the very beginning, Disciples Christian Church has been active in the community; we take seriously our call to serve our neighbors. In the early years, a number of local agencies operated in our facilities, including the Palmer Drug Abuse Program and the South Collin County Infant Program. Today, we are host to many community groups, such as the Boy Scouts, and Nar-Anon. In addition, we contribute regularly to many social service agencies through financial and volunteer support.


Disciples Christian Church is a member congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This denomination has more than 800,000 members in 3,700 congregations across the United States and Canada, but our ministries extend throughout the world.

Born on the American frontier, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is one of the largest churches to be founded in the United States. From the beginning, our message has appealed to those with a pioneer spirit. It is a message of independence mixed with responsibility, freedom mixed with commitment.

In the rolling hills of nineteenth-century Kentucky, Presbyterian minister Barton W. Stone began to be disillusioned by the discord within and among the traditional Protestant churches. Because of his experience at the 1801 Cane Ridge Revival, Stone recognized that these denominational divisions detracted from the simple message of the Gospel. He and several colleagues formed an alliance whose sole purpose was to “enter into unity with the body of Christ at large.” In keeping with this mission, they used the simple name “Christians” to describe their movement.

Meanwhile, another Presbyterian minister, Thomas Campbell was coming to the same conclusion in Washington, Pennsylvania. Looking toward the simplicity of the New Testament church, Thomas and his son Alexander aimed to recreate the early church by casting off denominational creeds and restrictions. They believed that all Christians, regardless of denominational labels, are simply “Disciples of Christ,” and that the Church should be one. They called themselves “Disciples.”

In 1832, the “Christians” and the “Disciples” joined together into one fellowship of believers, hence our name, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

For more information about the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), please visit the Disciples of Christ Historical Society at www.discipleshistory.org.

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North Texas Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest
Southwest Region

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