Ministry Staff

DSC_0474 - Version 2David Ridenhouremail_button
Senior Pastor

David has been the Senior Pastor of Metrocrest since March of 2013. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, David earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Presbyterian College (2002) in Clinton, South Carolina, and his Masters of Divinity (M. Div.) from Reformed Theological Seminary (2008) in Oviedo, Florida. Prior to coming on staff to serve at Metrocrest, David served churches in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. David is married to his wife, Jennifer, with three kids. David keeps busy by reading, playing, enjoying the big sky of Texas, and occasionally cooking.

In addition to his responsibilities at MPC, David has also served as the Moderator of the North Texas Presbytery, and presently chairs the Administrative Committee of the NTP.


Colin Deayemail_button
Director of Music and Worship

Colin Deay is a musician and seminary student, in the final stage of studies toward a Master of Divinity degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Dallas, set to finish in early July. Colin has undergraduate degrees in percussion performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music. While his studies focused on percussion, Colin also plays guitar, piano, and organ, among other instruments. Along with playing and teaching music, Colin is an active arranger and composer, both in classical and church music. Colin has been married to his wonderful wife Sarah for five years, and together they enjoy watching Jeopardy and cheering for the Spurs, and there is a special place in Colin’s heart for church potlucks.


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Administrative Assistant

Laura joined the Metrocrest staff team in October of 2015 as the church's administrative assistant. Laura was born and raised in Pineville, Louisiana. She and her husband Craig were married in 2005 and relocated to the Metroplex that same year. Together they have three children; Abigail, Camille, and Matthew. She also has a step-daughter named Hannah that lives in Houston.

Laura and her family currently live in McKinney and attend Chase Oaks Church. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with the kids, collecting makeup, crafting, and baking.


Karen Raquetemail_button
Ministries Coordinator

Karen has been a member of Metrocrest since 2007 and, as of June 2019, has joined the staff team as our Ministries Coordinator. In this position, Karen will help to oversee the coordination of our ministries, communications, and assimilation at Metrocrest.

Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Baylor University (1998) in Waco, Texas. She currently lives in Carrollton, TX along with her husband, Michael, and two children. She volunteers as the Metrocrest Children's Ministry Coordinator as well as volunteers at Trivium Academy, where her children attend. Karen enjoys chatting over coffee, journaling and crafting in her free time.


Jay Marbleemail_button
Youth Ministries Coordinator

Jay has been attending Metrocrest since the early 1990’s and was involved in the children’s and youth ministries at Metrocrest until he graduated high school. He made life-long friends which he is still close to today, including his beautiful wife, Ashley, who also attended MPC youth ministry. He has a passion for encouraging young people to look to, and lean on, the cross and each other. Jay graduated from UNT in 2010 with a BS in Biology, and then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at UTMB in Galveston in 2014. Together, Jay and Ashley have three beautiful young girls, Kylie, McKenna, and Kaleese. Jay works at Medical City Plano and Texas Health Plano as an acute care Physical Therapist.

Jay and Ashley live in Carrollton, and enjoy chasing their children around, cheering on the Rangers and Red Sox, pretending they are adults, and watching Star Wars and Marvel movies.


ThomasSteveHeadshotStephen (Steve) Thomasemail_button
Church Treasurer

Steve and his wife Cindy joined MPC in 2015. Steve has been in the church from birth being the second of five sons of a Methodist minister. Steve grew up in Michigan before attending SMU from 1971 and graduating with a BAS in computer science in 1974. Steve also received degrees from the University of Virginia, a Master of Computer Science, and an MBA from the University of Dallas in 1984.

Steve and Cindy were introduced to reformed theology by joining an RCA church in Carrollton in 1995 where they attended until 2002 when, after moving to The Colony in 2000, they joined Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). During part of his time at Trinity Steve was treasurer, an elder, and other responsibilities.


Church Officers

The Session (Elders) of Metrocrest:

  • David Ridenhour, Moderator
  • Chip Sayers (Class of 2020)
  • David Sheets (Class of 2022)
  • Troy Carter (Class of 2022)
  • James Woods (Class of 2022)

The Deacons of Metrocrest:

  • Tom Owen, Chairman (Class of 2020)
  • Matt Taylor (Class of 2020)
  • Steve Thomas (Class of 2021)
  • Daniel Greisser (Class of 2022)

Officers Presently On Sabbatical

  • Bill Camp (Elder)