Meet the Staff

Kids

Stephen Clarke
Executive Pastor, Gateway Kids
All people brought their children to Jesus so He would bless them, and He welcomed them. Stephen knows every child is fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 139:13–14). He serves families in Gateway’s Kids Ministry ensuring each child knows they are loved, accepted, and blessed! His passion is that children grow to love the Lord with all their heart, mind, and soul, and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Stephen is humbled to shepherd the hearts of children to become the future disciples, leaders, and world changers that will make Christ known for generations to come. More than anything Stephen wants Gateway to be an environment where children are free to worship, learn God’s Word, and enjoy themselves!

Heather Main 
Associate Pastor, Gateway Kids
Heather is passionate about raising up the next generation of young people to be all God created them to be. She loves developing fun, creative ways to teach kids about God and connect them to His heart and purpose for them. She believes in the God-given potential and gifting of each one and loves to create opportunities for their growth. Teaching and modeling to our kids, to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love others as they love themselves is foundational. She loves and is honored to serve the kids and families of Gateway Church!

Leda Rupert 
Pastor, Gateway Kids, Southlake Campus
Leda believes that you are never too young to experience the love of God. She knows that the Word being sown into our kids will never return void according to Isaiah 55:11. A degree in deaf education and 16 years of working with kids has only increased her passion to see them grow up with a firm foundation.

Neal Seiwert
Associate Pastor, Gateway Kids, Frisco Campus
Neal has a passion to see every child reach their full potential. He loves fun, and loves to help create an environment that will engage the hearts of the kids to receive from God. To lead kids and serve families at Gateway is a dream come true. The best job in the world!

Rob Sumner
Associate Pastor, Gateway Kids, North Fort Worth Campus
Rob believes that the greatest way to invest into our future is by speaking into the lives of the next generation. He has approximately 20 years of experience in working with youth and children's ministries. It is such an honor for him to serve the children here at Gateway. His passion is to see your child’s face light up when they arrive and to feel loved, accepted and encouraged by God’s presence. Rob feels that helping kids know Jesus in a fun and loving atmosphere is the best job in the world.

Dusty Petree
Associate Pastor, Gateway Kids, Grand Prairie Campus
Dusty has a passion to help kids have fun and learn about God which he knows is the coolest job in the world. He enjoys finding unique ways to introduce children to Jesus for the first time while reminding them that they are truly amazing kids in God’s eyes.

Amy Sellars
Associate Pastor, Gateway Kids, NRH Campus
Amy loves children’s ministry because she is a product of it—she gave her heart to Jesus and was filled with the Spirit in children’s church as a child. It blesses her to see young children have life-changing experiences with God, and then share their excitement with family and friends. With over 15 years in children’s ministry and raising her own boys, Amy has decided that pointing children and their families to Jesus is the best calling ever! Of course, she also likes the opportunity to act like a kid herself whenever she can!

Kyndl Bickers
Associate Pastor, Gateway Kids, Dallas Campus
Kyndl has a passion to raise up the next generation in the way they should go, so that when they are old, they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). She accepted Jesus into her heart at 6 years old and still remembers it like it was yesterday. Today she can see how God protected, shaped, and molded her life early on because of this decision. Each weekend she is reminded of her 6-year-old self, making the best, most important decision of her life, and desires for these littles to know Him at a young age too. From the babies in the womb to the pre-teen sixth grader, she has a passion for them to know how much their Father loves them. She has worked with children of all ages for over 10 years, serving in preschools, elementary schools, and on military bases. She is absolutely honored to serve in the house of God and overjoyed to serve you each weekend.