Lead Team

MEET THE CREW

Joel Halpin

Joel Halpin

Lead Pastor

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About Me
I grew up in Garland, TX and I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. I received my Masters Degree at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth. I married my high school sweetheart, Erica in 1999. We have three boys: Clayton, Oliver, and Elliot. We also have a beautiful little girl named Annie.
What I Do At CPC
I am the lead pastor of Connection Point Church. This means I champion the vision and teaching at our church. I oversee our leadership teams and I am also a member of our Elder board, which oversees the vision of our church.
Other Passions/Interests
I grew up playing basketball everyday. I love all sports and enjoy coaching my kids on their various teams. One of my favorite things to do is spend time on a good patio. I enjoy smoking meat, reading books, enjoying good company. Two things that you might find surprising are that I watch almost every UFC card and still listen to gangsta rap from the 80’s.
Joey Williams

Joey Williams

Worship Pastor

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About Me
I grew up in Rowlett, TX and then studied music business at Belmont University. I married my high school sweetheart, Megan in March 2009. We have two boys, Hudson and Griffin and our pup, Penny.
What I Do At CPC
I am responsible for designing and implementing our Sunday worship services. So I do everything I can to make those services honor God through creativity and excellence, by being both engaging and impactful. This involves everything from coordinating volunteers (our church couldn’t do what we do without them!), planning music, designing graphics, and creating videos.
Other Passions/Interests

In 2016, my wife and I began directing, alongside two good friends, Christian camps for elementary-age boys and girls called Warrior Week and Girls Getaway. I also do freelance videography work.
In my free time, I love to go backpacking, camping, smoke meat, coach my boys baseball teams, read good books, and watch some Netflix with my wife.

Lynn Brooks

Lynn Brooks

Children's Director

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About Me

I grew up in Lubbock, TX and then moved to Plano after college.  I have worked in Finance for the last 20 years and am currently Director of Finance and Compliance.   I married my husband Shawn 23 years ago.  We have two daughters, Kaelyn and Kiera and two dogs, Levi and Buttons.

What I Do At CPC

I am responsible for the children from ages 0 to 13 to have a safe and fun time while learning interactively about God in an interactive way.  I ensure each room has loving volunteers that have a passion for teaching kids, that the volunteers have prepared their lessons from a curriculum that is focused on that specific age group and that the environment is ready for a fun and safe time.  We support the parents and what they are teaching at home by listening to what they need and discussing their children’s growth.

Other Passions/Interests

In my free time I enjoy reading a good book, visiting my oldest daughter at college in Austin and spending time with my family.

Megan Williams

Megan Williams

Connect Groups Coordinator

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About Me
I grew up in Texas and Michigan, but am a Texas girl all the way! I studied vocal music at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, taught middle school music for a few years and now I own my own wedding and portrait photography business. I married my high school sweetheart, Joey in March of 2009 and we have two boys named Hudson & Griffin.
What I Do At CPC
I am the co-director, with Ashlee Greene, of the Connect Groups at CPC. I help lead our Connect Group leaders, cast vision for what community looks like at our church and help get people plugged into the groups.
Other Passions/Interests
In 2016, my husband and I began directing, alongside two good friends, summer camps for elementary aged boys and girls called Warrior Week and Girls Getaway. I also love reading a good book, dancing to a fun pop song, eating and hanging out with friends and family and chocolate!
Ashlee Greene

Ashlee Greene

Connect Groups Coordinator

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About Me
After growing up in Garland, TX, I swore I would never return. Yet, after getting a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (which is fancy for “Elementary Education”) at Stephen F. Austin State University, I returned to my roots and couldn’t be happier about it. I am married to Chase, who I met online while he was living in Tennessee. We have one son, Abel. We are also foster parents, so we tend to have one or two other kids in our home as well.
What I Do At CPC
I have the amazing opportunity to partner with Megan as we oversee the Connect Groups. We ensure that our Connect Group leaders are prepared and ready as they welcome people in their homes and care for each other while pursuing a Gospel-centered life. We also help new people get plugged into Connect Groups.
Other Passions/Interests
I wake up in the wee hours of the morning to teach English to kids in China online, which inadvertently makes coffee a hobby for me. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than sitting down and just talking about life with dear friends. I love getting lost in a book, listening to way too many podcasts, crafting on a budget, and date nights with my husband.
Brittany Thomas

Brittany Thomas

Volunteer Coordinator

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About Me
I can be both city and country, I grew up during my younger years in Irving and then my older years in Sulphur Springs. I am the oldest of 6, and there is never a dull moment when we are together. I have worked for the Baptist General Convention of Texas for 7 years for multiple teams, ranging from college ministry to missions to communications.
What I Do At CPC
I help new and current members find area in which to serve at the church using their gifts, talents, and interests. I also help other Leadership Team members in training, improving, and encouraging our various Serve Teams.
Other Passions/Interests
I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing board games, watching movies or Netflix, traveling to Colorado, and playing with my nephews.
Teresa Nash

Teresa Nash

Wee School Director

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About Me
I grew up in Garland, TX and studies education at Texas A&M Commerce. I have a Certification in Early Childhood EC-4 and ESL and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. My Husband, of 24 years, and I have 3 kids and 2 grand kids.
What I Do At CPC
After working in Garland ISD for 14 years, I left teaching to open a preschool. The Wee School opened in the fall of 2016. The Wee School is a 5 day a week preschool for “Wee Ones” ages 18mo to 5yrs that is located in Connection Point Church. It has been truely amazing to experience how God has been leading me along this path and providing for my every need.
Other Passions/Interests
In my free time I like to spend time with my friends, walk my dogs, watch musicals, listen to podcasts and most of all spend time with my family.