Dave Tucker has been a minister for over thirty years. Dave earned his Masters in Divinity at Brite Divinity School, with certificates in Pastoral Care and Theology, Ethics & Church History. Dave is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and is a Spiritual Director. Dave also specializes in marriage counseling, and consults with those dealing with grief and loss.
Currently Dave serves as Pastor at St. Timothy Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bedford TX and is a Chaplain for the Bedford Police Department.
Dave married his high-school sweetheart, Lucresia. They have two children. Geoffrey attends Texas Tech. Genevieve lives with her husband, Micah, and Baby Aria in the Dallas area.
Minister of Music
Sarah Reyes is the Minister of Music at St. Timothy Cumberland Presbyterian Church and has been for 16 years. At St. Timothy, she serves on the Worship Committee, the Preschool Board, and is an ordained Elder. She has loved this church family since she was a child and is passionate about the music programs at St. Timothy. Sarah directs the adult choir and leads the music in our worship services. Throughout her time at St. Timothy, Sarah has been a church camp counselor, directed the Children’s Choir, led the music for the Cumberland Presbyterian Womens’ Conference, and been on over twenty mission trips to Mexico.
Additionally, Ms. Reyes has taught Music in public education for 15 years, currently teaching Elementary Music at Shady Grove in Keller ISD. She has had the joy of teaching at Shady Grove for ten years. She runs an after-school choral program with over 120 students. This choir regularly performs at Six Flags for Holiday in the Park and always receives Superior ratings at the NRH20 Music Festival. Ms. Reyes was honored to be recognized as the Teacher of the Year in 2015.
Ms. Reyes was nominated for and elected as the Vice President of Elementary Music for the Texas Choral Directors Association in 2020. She will lead the Texas Elementary Honor Choir in the summer of 2021 and help coordinate all of the professional development for Elementary Music teachers at the TCDA conferences for the next two years.
Ms. Reyes also serves as the Lead Elementary Music teacher in KISD. As the Lead Music teacher, Ms. Reyes coordinates the Keller ISD 4th Grade Honor Choir. This auditioned choir is made up of over 160 students from across Keller ISD. She also frequently leads and plans Professional Developments for Keller ISD.
Ms. Reyes is honored to be the Elementary Specialist/Assistant Director for the Keller ISD 5th and 6th grade Honor Choir, which performed at TMEA in 2017 and has now been chosen to perform at TMEA again in 2021. She is extremely proud of all the students that have worked so hard this year and for our past students who worked incredibly hard to get us here!
Prior to teaching in Keller, Sarah taught middle school choir in Mesquite ISD and HEB ISD for five years. Her choirs regularly received superior ratings at UIL Contests and superior ratings at other Music Festivals.
Ms. Reyes is a proud graduate of UTA with a degree in Music Education. She studied Music Education under Dr. Diane Lange and voice under Professor Jing Ling-Tam.
Ms. Reyes has two beautiful children: Esperanza, age 9, and Cruz, age 7, who keep her on her toes. She also has two mischievous cats: Timone and Pumba. Es and Cruz: Mommy loves you to the moon and back and couldn’t do any of these things without you!
Kathy Hartwell, when she was a high school student, was the first accompanist St. Timothy ever had. She has continued to serve as the accompanist for the choir and worship services since that first service in 1970. As organist and pianist, Kathy helps lead worship services through playing a variety of musical styles. Familiar hymns find their way in her preludes as do contemporary songs and choruses. As well as her faithful service as an accompanist, Kathy has served faithfully as an elder and as a member of many different committees.
Darla Roper has spent most of her adult life working as a Senior Compliance professional in the Legal and Compliance departments in the insurance industry. Among her many responsibilities, Darla collaborated with state and federal agencies, as well as external business partners. Darla is looking forward to working with a close-knit community.
Darla is married to Jeff Roper and they have six adult children between the two of them (3 each). They also have three grandchildren.
Prior to Covid-19, Darla and Jeff owned a “boutique” type booth called DJ’s Love Nest in Colleyville, TX that sold antiques, home décor, jewelry, etc. In her spare time, Darla enjoys crafts, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family.