Woodland Heights staff

Take a minute to read our staff bios and get to know us.

  • Dr. mike cosgrove

    Dr. Mike began his ministry at Woodland Heights in March 2020.   Mike encourages and equips believers to actively grow as disciples that love to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  For over 25 years, Mike, and his wife Sally, have served churches in Texas , Missouri, Kansas, Florida and New Hampshire. His background includes production management, and as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army.  Mike holds a Doctorate from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University.  He also holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. Mike and Sally have four children and one grandchild.  

  • Karen Folkertsma, Minister of worship

    Karen was called to Woodland Heights to serve as Minister of Worship in February 2011. Karen, along with her husband Phillip and their three children came to WHBC from a church plant here in the Metroplex. Before that, the family resided in Seattle, WA where Karen received her BA in Music Education from Seattle Pacific University. She served first as a music educator and eventually leadership in worship ministry. Karen’s experience has included directing bands and choirs, ministering through song and leading worship. She enjoys playing and teaching guitar in her spare time. Karen desires nothing more than to see God's people sing His praises with passion and sincerity.

  • Johnny Gonzales, Minister to Students

    Johnny joined the Woodland Heights staff as Minister to Students in 2014. He partners with parents to see students come into relationship with God through Jesus, make their faith their own through discipleship and make God known to their world. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M in Education and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a specialization in Student Ministry and has over 20 years of experience working with families.

  • Patti Simpson, Office Administrator

    Patti has been with Woodland Heights since 1998. Her primary role in the office is to assist the pastor and other ministers but she also ministers in an incredibly important way to our members. She and her husband have three children and 7 grandchildren. Her goal in life is to make sure that her grandchildren know and have a relationship with Jesus.