lead pastor:
alex dean

Alex grew up in the DFW area and attended Dallas Baptist University. He and his wife Alicia were married in 2012 and moved to central Florida in 2013, where Alex served as a youth minister while attending Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando (M.Div. '18). In 2017, they were excited to return home to Dallas with the call to serve at NsP. Alex and Alicia have four children: Henry (2015-2018), Julia (2018), Lucy (2020), and Norah Jane (2022). During some of the darkest days in their lives, with the loss of their sweet son Henry, the Deans were thankful to lean on God's people here at New St. Peters, and they continue to be grateful for God's call to this church. In 2022, Alex was called to serve as lead pastor. It continues to be a joy serve this congregation.

Email: alex.dean@newstpeters.org

Associate Pastor of Youth:
NOah Wiersema

Noah grew up around the southern United States and landed in Kentucky for his high school years. Afterwards, he attended Covenant College where he met his wife Amy. They were married in 2016 and subsequently moved to St. Louis for Noah to attend Covenant Theological Seminary (M.Div. ‘19). Fall 2019 Noah and Amy moved to Dallas to pursue his call here at New St. Peter's. In February of 2021 they welcomed their first child (Edith Jane). Noah enjoys spending time with students, whether that be opening God's Word together, just hanging out over slushies, or playing spikeball.   

Email: noah@newstpeters.org

director of operations & outreach: 

Stephen Buerger

Stephen is from the OKC area. He has a BA in Spanish from the University of Central Oklahoma and an MA in Linguistics/TESL from Oklahoma State. He is also currently enrolled in the MA program in Biblical and Theological Studies at Covenant Seminary. Stephen met his wife, Elizabeth, at OSU. They got married in 2013 and have two children: Sam (2016) and Joey (2021). They have lived in the DFW area since 2014, where they have worked in cross-cultural ministry and church planting. New St. Peter’s has been either their church home or sending church since their move to Dallas in 2014. Stephen joined the staff of NsP in 2023 and is excited to support the leadership and members of the church in making disciples of Jesus in our community.

Email: stephen@newstpeters.org

Director of Children's ministry: 
Brittanie Brandenburg

Brittanie was born and raised in the DFW area. She attended Dallas Baptist University and received her degree in Childhood Education. She met Nathan while attending DBU and they were married in December 2011. They have two children, Poppy (2017) and Wells (2021). Brittanie taught at a local charter school for five years before becoming a stay at home mom. She and Nathan have been members of New St. Peter's since the summer of 2016. She joined the staff of NSP in 2023 and is excited to help shepherd the children of our church and walk alongside parents. 

Email: brittanie@newstpeters.org

office administrator: 

Jan james

Jan joined our staff in December 2003, having joined the church in August. Her road to reformed theology began when she joined PCPC in 1994. Jan grew up in Tyler, attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and moved to Dallas in 1975. She is a true native Texan! She shares her home with her two kitty cats that bring love, companionship and cat antics to daily life.

Officers & Women's LEADERSHIP

Women's Leadership Team

The Women's Leadership Team provides help to the deacons and sensitive wisdom for the elders in matters of ministry. The godly maturity, gospel wisdom and gifts of these women are recognized by our church as God-given leadership for service in the body of Christ. This team meets for discussion and prayer, and serves our church as a "point-group" for all matters of women's care and ministry. You can learn more about the role of this team here. It's current members are: Ruth Horne, Arleen Ratliff, Linda Pocta, Sheryl Brown, Courtney Honeycutt, and Denise Walker.


In addition to our pastors, the Ruling Elders make up the session of NsP. These men meet on the first Wednesday evening of each month for Bible study, prayer and shepherding of the congregation. Our Ruling Elders are: Frank Honeycutt, Jay Horne, Jeff Murray, Jim Pocta, Mark Ratliff, and David Rice.

If you would like to attend a session meeting, sign up here.


The Deacons meet on the second Thursday evening of each month to discuss how to care for the physical needs of the congregation and those close to it. They oversee and administer our monthly alms collection as well as much of our hospital visitation ministry. Our Deacons are: Steve Adams, Steve Brown, Steve Chambers, Grant Clay, Brian Franklin, Clayton Hagan, Ben Hillman, Andy Klein, Andrew Luter, Brien Meyer, and Rodman Ricketts.