Servant Staff

Rhickie Wood serves as The Pursuit’s music and worship leader. He has a big heart for worship and began his venture in music at six years of age. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with major and minor degrees.
Michelle Hernandez began attending The Pursuit in July of 2012 and serves as our Administrative Assistant. She loves to serve and strives to always be a blessing to others. She also serves in the Children’s Ministry and provides support to the other areas of ministry within The Pursuit. She is married to the love of her life, Mark and together they have 3 beautiful children, Adalyn, Abram & Zoë. Michelle loves spending time with her church, family, and friends. She enjoys crafting, DIY projects and laughing.
Zach Vertz serves as the Student Pastor at The Pursuit. Zach earned his Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Christian Ministries and Communications at Dallas Baptist
University. At the age of 17 he attended a church camp where God radically changed him and placed a burden on his heart for young people. He understands the difficulties and challenges that students are faced with in our society today and desires to walk alongside to bring support and encouragement to them. Zach has been working with youth for five years. Discipling, teaching and equipping young people to fulfill Christ’s calling for their lives is his greatest passion. His favorite Bible verse is, Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” He chooses to base his life around this scripture, dedicating his life to pursuing Christ and serving His church. He enjoys any outdoor activities such as basketball, soccer and tennis. He loves an occasional prank and is also an avid Ping-Pong player.