Meet the INCC Staff
Rev. Sarah Almanza, Senior Minister
Sarah has been on staff at Irving North Christian Church since August 2010. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelors in Social Work, Brite Divinity School with her Masters in Divinity and is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Sarah has a deep love for God and truly believes in loving and accepting your neighbors. She thanks God daily for this wonderful calling and recognizes how lucky she is to get to do what she loves for a living. Sarah is very close to her family, has a dog,Howard, that she adores, a mild obsession with Harry Potter and absolutely loves being everyone's "cool aunt."
Will Varner, Music Director
Will has directed and led music in a number of churches. This has included directing adult, youth, children’s and hand bell choirs. He also is the Principal Accompanist/Assistant Artistic Director for The Women’s Chorus of Dallas. He taught elementary music in the Richardson Independent School District.
Will enjoys directing and playing piano for children’s choirs, church choirs, community choruses, instrumentalists, singers and musical theater productions. He has written and arranged music for soloists, ensembles, church choirs, school choirs, and bell choirs. His music has been recorded and has been published.
His musical career has included a variety of musical experiences including teaching on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, playing gamelan for an opera and performing for Chinese music students while visiting China. Will has worked with students from kindergarten to college.
Will has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and a Master’s degree in Music Education from Holy Names University in Oakland, California. He has presented workshops in Kodàly music education topics, movement in music and folk dance. He has served as elementary vice-president of Texas Music Educators Association and served on the nation board of GALA Choruses.
Jody Agosta, Office Administrator
Jody is currently enrolled at North Lake College to earn her Associates in Science. She was born and raised in Irving and currently lives in Irving with her son. She is Cubmaster of pack 510 that meets here at Irving North Christian Church. She also serves on the PTO board at her son's school. Jody is dedicated to serving our community in any way she can.