Senior pastor: colin peters

Colin grew up in Dallas and then attended Vanderbilt University where he met his wife, Mary, who is from Winston-Salem NC. After an engineering job in Houston, a ministry internship in College Station, and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, he served for 7 years as the Campus Minister for Reformed University Fellowship at Mercer University in Macon, GA. In 2007 he joined NsP as Associate Pastor and became Senior Pastor in 2013. Colin and Mary have three teenagers: Carson, Ansley and William.

Email: colin.peters@newstpeters.org

Associate 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 two children: Henry (2015-2018) and Julia (2018). During some of the darkest days in their lives, with the loss of their sweet son Henry, the Deans have leaned on God's people here at New St. Peters, and they continue to be thankful for God's call to this church. Ministry to the people of NsP is a constant joy for the Deans, and they are endlessly grateful for the consistent grace extended to them by our Lord and his Church. 

Email: alex.dean@newstpeters.org

Director of Women's Ministry: Carly Hallman

Carly is a North Texas native. She attended Dallas Baptist University, where she attained her BA in Biblical Studies (2010). After finding a love for the Greek language and in-depth biblical and theological study, she went on to pursue her Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary (2014). It was during her time there that she developed a deep desire to see women equipped and encouraged in God’s Word in the context of authentic community. It was also there that she met her husband, Mark. Together, they have attended New St. Peter’s since 2015, and in 2019, Carly joined the NSP staff as the Director of Women’s Ministry.

Email: carly.hallman@newstpeters.org

Youth Director: 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). They are exited to be in Dallas and to be part of New St. Peter’s.

Email: noah@newstpeters.org

children's ministry coordinator: 

shannon temple

Shannon was born and raised in Dallas. She has taught elementary school since graduating from Texas A&M in 1996. She took a short sabbatical during that time to attend Dallas Theological Seminary and work on staff for Lake Highlands Young Life. Shannon has taught multiple grade levels, including 7 years as a special education teacher. She and her husband began attending New St. Peter’s in 2004, and she took the position of Children’s Ministry Coordinator in 2014. The Temples have 3 beautiful girls, Macy, Layne, and Anna Reese.

office administrator: 

Jan james

Jan joined our staff in December 2003, having joined the church in August. Her road to reform 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 care team

Women's Care Team

The Women's Care 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. They are: Carly Hallman, Ruth Horne, Leonore Owsley 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: Jeff Murray, Tyler Ozanne, Jim Pocta, Mark Ratliff, David Rice and Brian Welch.


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, Andrew Edson, Brian Franklin, Christopher Jackson, Jay Kassing, Andy Klein, Jason McCord and Richie Sullivan.