Our Leadership and Facilitation Team is here for you.

Perissos recruits professionals that care about people who serve in ministry. Either they are in ministry roles themselves, have been a part of ministry in the past, or work closely with those that serve. One thing that is true of all of their stories is that they get it. Whether they are pastors, counselors or coaches, they understand the unique nuances that ministry brings to an individual and and family. We love these people and I think you will too.

Matthew LaGrange

Executive Director

Dr. LaGrange founded His Story Coaching and Counseling in 2011 and his goal has been to develop an affordable, high quality coaching and counseling practice that meets the needs of individuals, families, and organizations throughout our community. He has put together an outstanding team of certified life coaches and licensed counselors offering comprehensive mental health care located right in the heart of the DFW Metroplex.


Jody Jones


Jody holds a MA in Counseling from DBU, a MS in Finance Real Estate from UNT and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is a Certified Connection and Recovery therapist with a focus on Sex and Love Addiction, an EMDR trained Therapist,  and an ordained minister with over 20 years serving in the local church. He is a husband to his wife since 1994 and they have two adult children together. 


Lantz Howard

Assistant Director

Lantz Howard holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and received his undergraduate at Lubbock Christian University. He currently works as the Discipleship Minister at Park Avenue Church of Christ in Denison, TX. 

Lantz is a Professional Leadership Coach, is a member of the International Coaching Federation, and serves as the Assistant Director for Perissos. He is the founder and lead coach for Champion Hope. Having spent over 15 years in vocational ministry he is passionate about awakening the soul of ministers and marketplace leaders to live on mission.


Tom Caffery


Tom is the Former senior minister at First Christian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He served this urban church since 2006. Before that, he served 18 years with South Telegraph Christian Church (south suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri) in various part and full-time ministry positions.

He earned a B.A. in Ministry from St. Louis Christian College in 1992 and Master of Education in Counseling from University of Missouri – St. Louis in 1995. He was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Honor Society in 1993 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.


Eric Hinton


Eric Hinton is driven by a conviction to engage Kingdom workers in their God-given mission.  Eric served at Dallas Christian College for nearly 15 years in several positions, with a passion to help students discern and protect their missional calling.  God has created a desire in every person to live a life of peace, purpose, and passion, and Eric believes that those values can only be realized fully when we are walking obediently toward the calling that the Lord has placed on each of us.


Jamie Grant


Under the supervision of Linda Marten, PhD, LPC-Supervisor

After working as an Intensive Care nurse, Jamie returned to her long time dream of clinical counseling and is currently an LPC- Intern. Jamie graduated in May 2017 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, and was honored to have received the award for Excellence in Biblical Counseling.


Nadine Bracy


Nadine is has been with His Story since 2015. She began her career as an educator in 1985 and then earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013. For Nadine, counseling is a sacred trust whereby she walks with others through difficult circumstances and assists them in their journey towards experiencing the abundant life Jesus came to offer (John 10:10).