NTTD Board Elections

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Voting is active and ends Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12 PM CT!

The North Texas Tres Dias Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for the open board positions of President-Elect, Corresponding Secretary, and 4 At-Large positions (you will vote for 4 At-Large members and the top 4 overall vote-getters will take the 4 open seats).

Please read through the list and carefully consider the bios below. 

Then, please spend some time praying about who you want to vote for from this diverse, talented, and amazing group of people. 

Serving is an honor, but also a responsibility not to be taken lightly. After you have prayed diligently, come back and cast your votes for the 6 open board positions. Voting will end at 12 PM CT, Friday, November 18, 2022. The results will be announced by members of the nominating committee at our Annual Meeting and Secuela at The Commons in McKinney, TX on November 19, 2022 at 6 PM. We will also email out the results to the community and post them on our Facebook page following the Annual Meeting.

Voting Instructions:

  1. To vote, you will need to login to the Community side of the website.

  2. Once logged in, click "VOTE HERE" at the bottom left of the community website.

  3. President-Elect and Corresponding Secretary: You will vote for ONE of the candidates listed.

  4. At-Large Representatives: You will vote for FOUR of the twelve candidates listed.

  5. When you are done, don’t forget to hit “Submit” to record your votes and then "OKAY" on the popup message.

  6. Voting will end Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12 PM CT.

 

TECHNOLOGY NOTE: If you have any problems logging in to the Community website, you may email help@nttd.org. Also note, all board candidates have home churches. However, due to the limitations of our current community website, their church is listed as "Worship Center." Be assured that the NTTD Board and Technology Committee are working on a more permanent and updated solution.

Thank you,

Your 2022 NTTD Nominating Committee

Eva Blankenship, Stacey Blasingame, Jennifer Burner, Jacob Capetillo, Zach Stockton, and Andre Tusant

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Nominee for President-Elect

Dak Lyons

Incumbent - Running for 2nd Term

Hello! I’m Dak Lyons, and I attended NTTD #25. My family and I worship and serve at the Hills in North Richland Hills, and I have been blessed to serve as your President since January of this year.

 

What I love about the Tres Dias ministry is the community - serving together in one purpose in Glorifying our Lord through leadership and service, and it's such a blessing. Tres Dias has helped to strengthen my walk and has given me the tools to better serve my family and church. I hope to continue serving God and the community in every way I can.

 

I have previously served on the board as Vice President, and on the Rector Selection Committee. As NTTD President, I will strive to continue the Board's efforts in bettering communication, improving the website and sponsorship. Thank you for your support!

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Nominee for Corresponding Secretary

Garry Granger

My name is Garry Granger, I attended NTTD #66 where I sat at the table of Paul. My wife and I attend Treach Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound, TX and I am honored to be running for Corresponding Secretary.

 

I am a Virginia native, growing up in Richmond. My family and I moved to the Dallas area in 1994.

 

I was a candidate at NTTD Men’s #66 and have served every session since. My walk with Christ began at the age of six (6). After hearing about Tres Dias for a few years I was asked to become a candidate …. the experience was phenomenal!

My faith is strengthened with every session and it polishes my confidence in the significant value of Tres Dias.

The heart of Tres Dias is reflected in the extraordinary people of the North Texas Chapter. It is refreshing and welcoming to walk with other believers who see Jesus and religion as I do… spiritual and non-judgmental.

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Jacob Capetillo

Incumbent - Running for 2nd Term

Hello friends! My name is Jacob Capetillo and I attended North Texas Tres Dias #63 where I sat at the table of Luke. LUUUUUUUKE! My wife Marlaina, our two daughters and I attend and serve at Uncommon Church in Euless, TX.

 

I have had a tremendous pleasure serving this community and the Kingdom of God. Tres Dias is a discipleship ministry that bears much fruit and I hope I can continue to be a part of the leadership in this community. We are called to serve with gladness and thanksgiving and with your support I would love to continue praising Jesus by serving as an At-Large member for a second term. I ask that you pray and bless each of the candidates who are running for election or re-election. 

 

De Colores!

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Jennifer McKinney

My name is Jennifer McKinney and I attended NTTD #56 in 2014 where I sat at the table of Ruth. I worship and serve at Lake Pointe Church in Dallas, TX. I am truly honored to be running for an At Large member of the Tres Dias board. 

 

I have had the privilege of serving on numerous weekends starting with NTTD #58 through NTTD #72. I have accepted various positions throughout Tres Dias, including Section Heads and presenting Rollos. I commit to be an active visible presence at the meetings to insure that you are informed & voting in the best interest of our community. I thoroughly enjoy serving the Lord on the weekends and watching the transformations take place. 


Tres Dias has become a place of refuge for me, God and this community have allowed me to grow, stretch, and mature in my spiritual walk. I recognize the importance of strengthening the relationships of our NTTD community that I so dearly love being a part of. I humbly thank you for the opportunity to further serve Tres Dias. 

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Pat Ford

My name is Pat Ford and I attended NTTD #15 where I sat at the table of Ruth. My husband of 35 years and I worship and serve at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Carrollton, Texas.

 

Tres Dias was a wonderful and memorable experience. While I had known the Lord for most of my life, Tres Dias increased my understanding of all that the Christian life can be. By Sunday night, I had a deep sense of God’s love for me and it changed my life as a mother and wife like I never thought possible.

 

I have served in multiple roles at several Tres Dias weekends including Table Cha, Dorm Cha, Silent, Assistant Head, Chapel and Prayer Cha. I now hope to serve the Tres Dias community as an At Large Member of the board.

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Gilbert Montes

My Name is Gilbert (Gib) Montes and I attended NTTD #53 where I sat at the table of Paul. My wife Chris and I planted, lead, and serve at The Church in Our Home in Plano, Texas. I am happy to be running for an At Large Member of the board.

 

Tres Dias for me indeed changed the entire trajectory of my life. I became focused on The Lord’s purpose and plans for my life. The very first precept He began to lead me through was Dying to Self, to relinquish the “I, Me, My” of humanism and to think of others first. In determining to live for others, I found myself being promoted in the Church that I was attending at the time. I was on the Usher team and was made a team leader for Special Events. I was also a member of an artist group, Kingdom Creatives, at Sojourn Church where I eventually became the leader of this group. We now have 540 members worldwide; we continue to encourage artists through our Face Book Group and continue face to face fellowship for our local artists. When the pandemic arrived on our shores, many Churches closed. I saw God doing a new thing and it was through this period that He began whispering into my heart to open a Home Church. The Journey continues as we have been meeting as a Church for over a year and a half.

I truly owe all the above to The Lord and my Tres Dias weekend #53. My journey of Study, Action, and Piety has brought me to this point, saying yes to Running for Member at Large of the board. I normally don’t speak on my own behalf; I suggest people talk to my wife, family, and friends, so they can tell their stories about me. However, I understand that you may not have access to them.

I look forward to serving as an At Large Member of the NTTD Board. Thank you for your consideration.

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Tiffany George

My name is Tiffany George and I attended NTTD #59, where I sat at the table of Elizabeth. I worship and serve at the Village Church in Flower Mound, TX and I am excited for this nomination to serve the community.

Tres Dias first met me in a season of desperation and facilitated peace in places of longing. Even though the circumstances of my weekend were not ideal (remember ice-mageddon?) the community surrounded me with love and truth in a space that magnified God's voice above the noise of the world. This experience prepared my heart for baptism the following weekend. 

The love that met me that first weekend inspired me to continue serving over the last 7 years on 7 different Tres Dias weekends. Each role has shaped me in a different way, but my favorite has been as a Chapel Cha, serving in quiet grace and reflecting the peace of Jesus.

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Christa Bobbit

My name is Christa Bobbitt. I attended East Texas Tres Dias #27 where I sat at the table of Ester. My family and I worship and serve at Prestonwood Baptist Church. 

I am delighted to be nominated to run as a member of the board for North Texas Tres Dias! 

The Tres Dias community has been an important part of my life these past years as I have had the opportunity to serve and grow in my spiritual walk. I look forward to continue in following God’s plan to use me where He see’s fit!

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Nominee for President-Elect

Robert Salgado

My name is Robert Salgado. I attended North Texas Tres Dias #53.  Since then, I have had the privilege to be able to serve on the teams of multiple North Texas Tres Dias men’s weekends.

I have also had the privilege of serving on the Board as a Member At Large for 2 years, as part of the Weekend Couple/Committee for 3 years and have provided Essentials Training a few times. Because of the opportunities to serve and lead in various capacities at Tres Dias, I have gained the confidence to serve at my church as Men’s Ministry Leader at its Celebrate Recovery ministry as well as in various Kairos Prison Ministry weekends.

If I am elected as President, I will strive to commit to giving 100% toward working with the Board and the Community to keep North Texas Tres Dias growing strong.

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Nominee for Corresponding Secretary

Abigail Tusant

My name is Abigail Tusant, I attended North Texas Tres Dias #30 where I sat at the table of Sarah. My rockin’ husband Andre’ Tusant, talented daughter Amelia, and I attend and serve at Valley Creek Church in Flower Mound, Texas. I am ecstatic to be on the ballot for the second time! I am currently serving on the NTTD Board in an At-Large (Place 9) position. I also serve the board and community as the Newsletter Editor Committee Chair and the newly created Tech Committee. While I have LOVED my board position as the At-Large member, I would be honored to support the community in a new role as the Corresponding Secretary.

 

I feel that moving into this new role would be a natural fit to the work I do every month with the NTTD Community Newsletter (nttd.org/newsletter), as well as being a part of the NTTD Technology Committee that will be implementing new ways of corresponding with the community in the future. As a choir teacher and theatre director, it is a primary part of my job to correspond with families and students by creating and sending communication in variety of ways including email, Constant Contact, SMORE, social media, and much more.

 

I would be honored if you would vote for me to become the Corresponding Secretary!

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Zach Stockton

Incumbent - Running for 2nd Term

My name is Zach Stockton and I attended NTTD #62 where I sat at the table of Mark. My wife Steph, our daughter Caroline, and I worship and serve at Vantage Point Church in Haslet, TX and I am honored to be running for re-election to my second term as an At Large member of the board. I had the privilege of growing up with Tres Dias thanks to my family's long-standing involvement in both the local and international communities. Although I knew a lot about it going in, I was still pleasantly surprised by what the Lord had waiting for me on weekend 62.

Even though I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian household, I am not by any means perfect. I, like everyone else on these weekends, had plenty of spiritual struggles to unpack. Tres Dias truly changed my life, and I would not be the husband, father, or Christian that I am without it. That is the reason I said yes to serving on the board in the first place and that is the reason I have decided to run for re-election for a second and final term as At Large member. I particularly look forward to continuing my work with Dak and the rest of the board to complete many of the initiatives we have begun the past year – including our community site overhaul, re-branding project, and mobile app development.

My service to the community includes serving as an At Large board member, serving as the Chair of the 2022 Nominating Committee, serving on the board's standing Tech Committee, and serving on 7 teams (including the most recent weekend of 72).

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Sherry BeCoats

My name is Sherry BeCoats and I attended NTTD #41 where I sat at the table of Elizabeth. My family and I attend and worship at Thanksgiving Tabernacle Bible Fellowship in Cedar Hill, Texas and I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to be running for election as an At Large member of the board.

Tres Dias has been an amazing experience that has strengthen my personal walk with our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. I count it all JOY to be afforded the opportunity to serve as a member of this wonderful Christian community. To see lives forever changed is a rare glimpse of heaven. Being in the presence of our Most High Father is something that’s hard to put into words, yet I’ve experience this encounter each and every weekend that I’ve been able to serve. It’s truly a unique encounter and a calling that I pray many will continue to have.

This is the reason I’m saying yes to serving on the board as an At Large member.

 

My service to the community includes serving in various capacities on 7 teams (including weekend 71).

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Tom Dixon

My name is Tom Dixon and I attended North Texas Tres Dias #59 where I sat at the table of Matthew. With my wife, Heather, and two children, Trevor and Elise, I attend Covenant Life Church in North Richland Hills, where I serve to deliver the welcome, closing, announcements, and blessings. I am excited to be running for election to my first term as an At Large member of the board.

 

Since 2010 I dedicated much of my life to community service, but it was in 2014 when I knew Jesus as my savior. Shortly after this, and while a candidate of NTTD #59, I learned about the role of Piety, Study, and Action in my Life in Grace. My wife and I founded a nonprofit ministry named Love and Light Ministries in 2014, and over the past 8 years we have grown from providing snacks and fellowship from the trunk of our car to much deeper relationships; seeing that friends are helped through programs that address housing and health services. We walk life with the homeless community in Fort Worth and we eagerly share the love and light of Jesus Christ.

 

While I regularly pray for this North Texas Tres Dias community, I have more to offer. Thus, I am pursuing a role as member at large on the board, where I plan to commit my time and talents and hope to contribute to the building of our Lord’s kingdom here on Earth…. De Colores!

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Jennifer Burner

My name is Jennifer Burner and I attended NTTD #24 where I sat at the table of Sarah.  My family attends and serves at Cross Timbers Church in Argyle, TX.  I am honored to be running for an At Large position on the NTTD board.

During my Tres Dias weekend, I had a major shift in my faith as I moved my relationship with Jesus from my head to my heart (from works based to relationship based).  Also, it was during my weekend that I was shown how to seek Him first and that “God is good all the time…”!

My experience with Tres Dias includes working several weekends and being rector on NTTD  #59.  Several years ago, my husband and I served on the board as Weekend Committee and currently I am serving on the 2022 Nominating Committee.  If elected, I look forward to serving the community as an At Large member of the board.

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Kurt Sadowski

My name is Kurt Sadowski, I attended North Texas Tres Dias #51, July 12, 2012. My family and I attend and worship at The Bridge Community Fellowship Church. There I operate as the Community and Missions Outreach leader.

 

My Tres Dias weekend changed my life. I was pursuing a relationship with Jesus, but I did not have that until Saturday of my weekend. It was then, I decided that I wanted to be involved in this wonderful community, in any way that I could.

 

Since then, I continue to serve North Texas weekends whenever I am able. I remain involved with the DFW Vida Nueva community; where my son, Johnny and I had the honor of being Rector and Youth Rector on DFW VN #6. Over the last six years I have served Kairos, Prison Ministry weekends and also had the privilege of leading a team into the Telford Maximum Security Prison in New Boston, Texas.

 

My wife, Grace and I served as the NTTD pre-weekend couple for about three years. We also had the opportunity to represent NTTD at the Tres Dias International Secretariat Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH in 2018.

 

My Tres Dias weekend meant a great deal to me and still does. I have gained so many close relationships over the last ten years through the North Texas community. I want to help preserve the essentials and traditions that are central to the success of our beloved community.

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Nominee for At-Large (4 will be selected)

Dan Swatloski

My name is Dan Swatloski and I attended NTTD #61 where I sat at the table of John. I worship and serve at New Hope Church in Wylie, TX.  I am excited to be running as an At Large member of the North Texas Tres Dias board. Tres Dias has been a turning point in my life and I am grateful to be a member of this community. I have served on 9 teams (including the most recent men's #72).

 

I've stated many times that you can not go through a weekend and not be affected by it. I know I have been each time I work on a team.  God's still working on me and I am extremely thankful for that. 

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REMEMBER: Voting ends Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12 PM CT.