Staff and Volunteer Leadership

The staff and lay leaders of Resurrection are here to help you. Feel free to contact us at any time.

If you need to contact a staff member, please click the Send Email link in the appropriate info box below, and a box will open allowing you to send your message.

Staff can also be reached by telephone at 972-867-0460. Individual extension numbers are listed below. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Rev. William Jon Irons

Pastor (Ext.115)

Pastor Bill was born and raised Lutheran in a small town in Western Pennsylvania. After pursuing a career in physics that found him at Texas Christian University and the University of Southern California, he attended Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary where he graduated in 1988.

Pastor Bill went on to serve as Associate Pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Later, he was called to serve in outdoor ministry, running church camps and retreat centers across the southwest. Pastor Bill was on the staff of Lutheran Outdoor and Retreat Ministries of the Southwest as a program director and camp director through LORMS' dissolution in 1998. He then served as Executive Director of Briarwood Lutheran Ministries in Argyle, Texas; Bishop Stoney Camp and Conference Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and All Saints Camp and Conference Center in Pottsboro, Texas.

He returned to parish ministry in 2008, serving Triumphant Lutheran Church in Garden Ridge, TX, for almost 8 years. In July of 2015, Pastor Bill left Triumphant Lutheran to take the call of Senior Pastor at Resurrection Lutheran.

Pastor Bill met his wife, Cathie, while a camp director at Briarwood. She served as a youth director here at Resurrection Lutheran and brought her youth group to camp. The rest, as they say, is history! Pastor Bill and Cathie were married in our own church on August 6, 2000. After she left Resurrection in 2001, Cathie served at Living Word Lutheran Church in Grapevine, TX as their Youth Director. She now works for Child Protective Services in Collin County.

Pastor Bill and Cathie have four grown children, two teenagers still at home, Richard (16) and Sebastian (14), and six grandkids.

Pastor Bill's other passions include music (vocal and keyboard) and trains (model and life-size!)

Misti Retan

Office Administrator (Ext. 110)

Misti Retan was born and raised in Rowlett, Texas. After college she went on to work as the office administrator for an independent property and casualty insurance firm in Dallas for 7 years before joining RLC. She lives in Garland.
Erin Roper

Director of Youth & Family Ministries (Ext. 118)

Erin Roper was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, and has spent time living in Colorado, Kentucky, Japan, and now calls Frisco, TX home. She joined the staff of Resurrection Lutheran in 2017 as the Youth and Family Ministry Director. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Care and Counseling and has over a decade of experience in Youth and Family Ministry and church administration.

As a teenager Erin began serving in various roles under the Youth Directors at her local church. She continued on this path as an adult becoming a youth leadership team member and eventually a Sr. High Youth Director. During her young motherhood years she left Youth Ministry to focus on homeschooling her children, as well as creating Family, Service, and Generational Ministries to build community in her local congregation.

Erin is blessed to be the proud mom of three sons and one daughter. She enjoys experiencing new adventures with her kids, traveling, working out, and ballroom dancing.

Jim Loeffler

Director of Music and Worship (Ext. 114)

Jim Loeffler is the Director of Worship and Music at Resurrection Lutheran. He joined the staff in 2014. In addition, he accompanies The Texas Voices, is a staff accompanist for the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, and regularly plays for student musicians throughout the Plano Independent School District. Previously, Jim served King of Glory Lutheran in Dallas, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, Maryland and congregations his home state of Indiana.

Jim is a singer and a composer. He has sung with the Orpheus Chamber Singers and the Choral Arts Society of Washington where he sang under such notable conductors as Robert Shaw, Christopher Hogwood, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Termikanov, Eiji Oue, composer John Adams, and vocalist Bobby McFerrin, in venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Royal Albert Hall in London and the Grand Tetons Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Mr. Loeffler has published seven sets of organ variations with Darcey Press in the collection 83 Musical Gifts, and has composed numerous works for organ, choir, brass, handbells, and children's voices, in addition to several commissions.

Mr. Loeffler earned the Bachelor Music degree in Church Music from Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN) and the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois. Mr. Loeffler's musical studies include the following: organ with Pamela Johnson, Douglas Reed, and Martin Jean; harpsichord with William Eifrig and William Heiles; conducting with Fred Stolzfus, Chester Alwes, Dennis Friesen-Carper, and Eldon Balko; and jazz with Billy Foster. His professional affiliations include the American Guild of Organists where he earned the Fellow's Certificate (F.A.G.O.), and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.

He and his wife Ann have 3 (nearly-grown) children and live in Plano.

Shannon McGee

Ark Preschool Director (Ext. 120)

Shannon McGee comes to us with over 25 years of experience in overseeing and directing Preschools and Young Children’s programming. Early childhood education is her passion, she says, and she has been fortunate to share that passion with teachers and students across the North Dallas area.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a Master in Arts in Christian Education, Shannon is equipped with the tools she needs to lead our preschool in providing the best in age-appropriate learning in a nurturing Christian environment. In addition to her degrees, Shannon has been affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association.

For the past 19 years, Shannon has served as the Weekday Preschool Director at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. There she supervised five preschool programs run by a faculty of forty. She was responsible for all personnel decisions, training, coaching, and parent involvement. She also was the lead in the administration of the school. Under her leadership, enrollment increased by 65% and she was able to maintain a nearly full roster of students. Parents were encouraged to take an active part in the school through parent-teacher conferences, newsletter appeals, and opportunities to serve on various boards and committees.

Shannon is a native Texan that grew up in Richardson. She has an older brother, sister and two nephews. She loves playing tennis, jewelry making and being with her family.

We welcome Shannon McGee to the ARK Preschool family! Stop by and greet her.

Lynn Bosse

Web Master (Volunteer)

Carl Fischer

Facility Maintenance (Volunteer)

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Rita Fischer

Butterflier Monthy Newsletter Editor (Volunteer)

Rita can be contacted at
Bruce Fisher

Council President (Volunteer)

Marylou Boardman

School Supply Project (Volunteer)

Lynn Waterman

Worship Coordinator (Volunteer)

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PURPOSE: To unite as many persons as will share its confession of faith in a fellowship of Worship, Learning, Witness and Service that the Word of God in Jesus Christ may become effective in their lives together and individually.