History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.


Cindy  Foster

Cindy Foster, Managing Funeral Director

Cindy grew up in New Mexico, and after moving to Texas, she attended and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She has been a licensed funeral director/embalmer in Texas for almost thirty years and has served families throughout the DFW metroplex for most of her career.

Cindy is very passionate about the death care industry and uses her personal experiences to compassionately care for families. Cindy creates trusted relationships, while focusing on listening and communicating with families, during their greatest time of need.

Cindy enjoys spending time with her daughter and three dogs that keep her very busy and entertained.

[email protected]


Michael Capehart

Michael Capehart, Funeral Director

Michael grew up in Telephone, TX, a small community along the Red River in north Texas. His first job was hauling watermelons for his best friend’s family. He knew from a young age that he would be in funeral service, having assisted his father in the business growing up. Michael is a graduate of Sam Rayburn High School in Ivanhoe, TX in 1987, and later graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He has been a Funeral Director/Embalmer for over 30 years, having worked in different locations in the DFW area as well as in Bonham, TX, and is a past board member of the Dallas County Funeral Directors Association. He is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector and former Minister of Consolation in the Catholic church. “As cliché as it may sound, I truly believe funeral service is what I am called to do. I genuinely strive with each family to make the process of making the final arrangements for their loved one as personal and as pleasant as possible.” When not serving families, Michael enjoys his other love, as a “Tech Geek.” He is the owner and operator of his own computer repair business, which he does on his time away from New Hope. Michael lives in Leonard, TX, and loves to spend precious family time with his fiancée, Theresa, his two grown and married children, Chasen and Kelsea, and one grandson, Preston. “Nothing matters more than family."

[email protected]


Misti Summers Lewis

Misti Summers Lewis, Funeral Director

Misti grew up in Canton, Texas, also known as the home of First Monday. She is a graduate of Seagoville High School, class of 1999 and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, class of 2013. She knew immediately that she wanted to be in the funeral industry when she had the privilege of meeting some funeral directors and seeing their sincere compassion for others. Misti loves helping families through the most difficult times in their lives, and firmly considers the funeral service her ministry. One of her favorite ways to help a family is by creating a positive memory picture through her hair and makeup skills on their loved one. She has been on the staff at New Hope for nearly 5 years. Misti recently married to Eric Lewis, who has been in law enforcement for 25 years. They both have a passion to serve their communities, which helped bring them together. When they are not working, they enjoy spending time with their daughter Jordyn and look forward to expanding their family by soon opening their home to adopting their first pet together.

[email protected]


Donald Coffman

Donald Coffman, Provisional Funeral Director

Donald grew up in Mesquite, TX and attended North Mesquite High School, class of 1989. He is the son of a pastor, so faith and family has always been a priority and his focus. Prior to getting involved in the funeral business, Donald served as a worship leader and enjoyed being of service to the congregation, which easily transferred into serving families at their time of need. He attended and graduated from Commonwealth Funeral Institute in 2015 and been working in the funeral industry for almost 10 years, 6 of those as part of the New Hope staff. Donald loves working in the funeral industry, and particularly enjoys helping Senior Citizens. His goal at New Hope continues to be to treat each family with compassion and caring. When he is not working, he enjoys fishing, traveling, music and spending time with his daughter Molly who sometimes assists him with funeral services, or watching his son DJ play high school baseball.

[email protected]


Krystal Johnson

Krystal Johnson, Office Manager

Krystal grew up in Mesquite, Texas and attended Mesquite High School, class of 2015. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration at LeTourneau University and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree. Prior to joining New Hope, Krystal managed the front office for a repair facility for 3.5 years. She is trained in Microsoft and QuickBooks and is in charge of all Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable for New Hope. Along with her office duties, she also assists with funeral services when needed and feels blessed to be able to comfort families in their time of need. She is currently a resident of Terrell, Texas and when she is not working, she enjoys the outdoors, fishing and spending quality time with family.

[email protected]


Giovanni  Sanchez

Giovanni Sanchez, Sales Manager

[email protected]


Doug Lowe

Doug Lowe, Funeral Ambassador


Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown, Chaplain/Funeral Ambassador/Board Member


Ken Case

Ken Case, Chaplain/Funeral Ambassador

Ken is a 20 year resident of Mesquite. He received his ministry education at Boston Baptist College. He has served 34 years in the ministry. He is u uniquely qualified to provide grief care and biblical counsel, as he leads GriefShare classes and also serves as a Chaplain for Shalem Hospice Care LLC. Ken and his wife Lori have been married for 32 years and have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. They serve in music and in the children’s ministry at Hope Church in Sunnyvale.


John Epps

John Epps, Funeral Ambassador

John is a longtime resident of Dallas, having served his community as a law enforcement officer. During the years working in law enforcement, John also worked part-time in the funeral industry. Since his retirement from law enforcement, John continues to serve and provide support to families in their time of need.