McKenna Stenson
Music Minister

Most recently, McKenna served as the Choral Director and CFPA Vocal Director at Charles J. Colgan High School in Manassas, Va. Under her direction, the Cogan Choral Ensembles were invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Virginia Music Educators Association State Conference and the iHeart Radio studios as winners of the annual holiday competition.

Stenson received her Bachelor of Music Education and Vocal Performance degrees from The Ohio State University and her Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University.

Throughout her career, she's received several scholarships and awards, including New Faculty Member of the Year, Choral Fellow at Michigan State University, The Ohio State University Student Teacher of the Year and most recently was nationally recognized as a Country Music Award Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence.

Ryan Stewart
Director of Communications

Ryan is a student at the University of Texas at Dallas studying Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communications (ATEC).

Shannon Catalano
Office Manager

Shannon has an MBA and recently completed the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program at Collin College. She is the President and Executive Director of Lone Star Wheelers, a free community service that gives wheelchair bicycle joyrides to the sick, elderly, and disabled. Shannon lives in West Plano with her husband, Chris, and rescue pup, Fraggle.

Lora Burnett
College Minister

Dr. Lora Burnett is a historian of American thought and culture and a full-time history professor at our local community college.  She was raised in the Baptist tradition, confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 1991, and ordained to the ministry in the Baptist tradition in 2003.  She is happy to serve as a lay minister in the Episcopal Church. 


Dr. Burnett is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Texas at Dallas.  In her classroom teaching, Dr. Burnett introduces students to the most current historical scholarship on both the American past and the history of the Western world and engages students in the philosophy of history as a moral inquiry. 


As a professor, Dr. Burnett practices affirming presence for her students of all faith traditions and none, and models one possibility of intellectual life for a person of faith.  Her own struggles as a student to come to terms with the relationship between faith and free intellectual inquiry have allowed her to teach and discuss difficult topics with her students with gentleness and insight.  She is delighted to assist our church in seeking ways to address the economic, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of college students and college professors in our community.

Brenda Alavarez

Brenda is our Nursery staff member and child care provider for MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers). She has served 7 years with various MOPS groups and has been with us since March 2018.

Janice Truit
Children's Minister

Janice Truitt’s great joy is to teach and assist children to learn about God’s word and his love for us. She worked in public education for 34 years. -- 33 with the Plano Independent School District. She holds a graduate degree from Southwestern University and a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University. Janice is certified in supervision and teaching elementary and all level art.

Don Strain
Lay Evangelist

Don Strain is a graduate of UT-Dallas and has an interest in expository study and teaching of the Bible (or, an in-depth view of the truths and messages to be learned in scripture). He is a founding member of St. Philip's Frisco and spent five years with Church of the Savior in Allen as part of the church plant team for that parish. He is excited to join Resurrection Plano.


He works for the Schwan's Food Company and enjoys playing golf, watching the Cowboys and drinking coffee (he REALLY enjoys drinking coffee). He is a father to three 'sixth-generation' Texan daughters, Kiley (20), Landrie (18) and Jaidyn (12), and lives in north Plano with his wife, Brooke, their daughters and three dogs (also all female).

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