Our Staff

We have a passion for teens, McKinney and our world. Our love for Christ impacts each of those passions.

  • Dr. Grant t. Byrd

    Minister with Students

    Grant has been serving the students at 1st McKinney a long time and he has the gray hairs to prove it! He loves his wife Jill and his 2 kids, Keegan & Darby! He also loves the Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M Aggies and driving his Jeep.  


        

  • Sydney Davis

    Associate Minister with Students

    Sydney has a blast being part of the YouthQuake family! She lives off of coffee and competition.  She loves hanging out with students, exploring new places, eating good food, and crushing everyone at the Slug Bug game.  



  • KEVIN SAWYER

    Associate minister with students

    Kevin is very passionate about serving the students of YouthQuake! He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and he will never let you forget that. He loves the outdoors, hunting, playing guitar, singing, and spending quality time with people. Thanks and Gig 'Em!


      


  • Deanna Phillips

    STUDENT MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    Deanna is our AMAZING ministry assistant! She really enjoys being around teens and especially loves her daughter, Elizabeth, who is now a junior at KU (Rock Chalk!)!  Make sure you stop by the Rock Office and say hello and let her know if you need anything!


     

  • Ashley Kennedy

    STUDENT MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    Ashley is our AWESOME ministry assistant. Some of her favorite things include being around teens, tacos, musicals, and annoying Deanna. Ashley, her husband Collin, and daughter Molly live in Melissa- Go Cards!